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SDG GOAL 9 INFRASTRUCTURE - TRANSPORTATION- MOVING AWAY FROM CAR DEPENDENCY PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 September 2015 16:16
SDG GOAL 9 INFRASTRUCTURE - TRANSPORTATION- MOVING AWAY FROM CAR DEPENDENCY
 
By Joan Russow
Global Compliance Research Project
 
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A review of previous references in international instruments advocating policies on transportation and communication should promote desired patterns of development to satisfy the needs of the majority of the population, b to assure the distribution of activities to favour mass transportation, and to reduce congestion and pollution by motor vehicles.....
 
 In the Annex will be references to infrastructure as proposed in Habitat II
 
 
 The active development of a system of public transportation with adequate incentives for its use in preference to individual use of motor vehicles;....(vi) Provide for the separation of pedestrian and motor circulation, as well as separate paths for bicycles, and other categories of vehicular traffic; 
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Monsanto knew all along! Secret studies reveal the truth of Roundup toxicity PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 20 September 2015 10:31

By Richard Gale & Gary Null / Progressive Radio Network

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2985458/monsanto_knew_all_along_secret_studies_reveal_the_truth

18th September 2015

 
 
 

Forty years ago Monsanto carried out detailed studies of glyphosate and Roundup toxicity, write Richard Gale & Gary Null. But they have remained buried in filing cabinets ever since. Now a determined scientist has breached the wall of secrecy - and all the evidence is that Monsanto knew just how toxic its products were all along, while claiming they were 'safe as lemonade'.

What busted the tobacco companies was not the scientific evidence piling up outside the industry. Rather it was its crimes of omission about cigarettes' health risks within the industry. The industry's own research prosecuted itself.
Last Updated on Sunday, 20 September 2015 10:34
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SDG GOAL 6: MUST INCLUDE THE HUMAN RIGHT TO SAFE WATER AND SANITATION PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 September 2015 15:50

By Joan Russow

Global Compliance Research Project

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2010 water March  in Cochbamba

http://ayya2cochabamba.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/april-15th-march-to-commemorate-10-years-since-the-water-wars/

 

SDG 6 Ensure availability and sustainable mananagement and sanitation for all

At the 2010 Conference On Wzter, in Cochabamba, there was not only discussion of the human right to water but the right of water itself. 

 

In 2010, the UN General Assembly overwhelmingly agreed to a resolution declaring the human right to “safe and clean drinking water and sanitation”

Last Updated on Friday, 18 September 2015 16:08
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The Great Quake and the Great Drowning PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 18 September 2015 03:45

Indigenous people’s terrifying tsunami stories are a history and a warning.

 
 

Thunderbird and Whale had a terrible fight.

 

 

Thunderbird and Whale had a terrible fight.

Illustration by Jeffrey Veregge

This article is from Hakai magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems.

In the year 1700, on Jan. 26 at 9 at night, in what is now Northern California, Earthquake was running up and down the coast. His feet were heavy, and when he ran, he shook the ground so much it sank down and the ocean poured in. “The earth would quake and quake again and quake again,” said the Yurok people. “And the water was flowing all over.” The people went to the top of a hill, wearing headbands of woodpecker feathers, so they could dance a jumping dance that would keep the earthquake away and return them to their normal lives. But then they looked down and saw the water covering their village and the whole coast; they knew they could never make the world right again.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 September 2015 03:50
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SDG GOAL 3: A REVIEW OF SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015 05:58

SDG GOAL 3: A REVIEW OF SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

By Joan Russow

Global Compliance research Project

 

 

Social Determinants Model

 

 

GOAL 3: ENSURE HEALTHY LIVES AND PROMOTE WELL-BEING FOR ALL AT ALL AGES;

 The indicators are important but what has been left out are

the means  of achieving these indicators. For years from ICESCR, through UNCED to WSSD, commitments have been made to act on the links of health and the social and environmental determinants of health.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015 08:31
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Car-Free Paris: French Capital Bans Motor Vehicles for 1 Day PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 30 August 2015 19:00
 
 

car free paris

 

For a single day next month, locals and visitors will be able to experience Paris without motorized traffic, giving the city over to pedestrians and bikers. Free of traffic congestion, noise pollution and vehicle emissions, the Day Without Cars will transform the physical and auditory landscape, enabling views and revealing ambient sounds ordinarily drowned out by the urban cacophony on September 27th.

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Car-Free Paris: French Capital Bans Motor Vehicles for 1 Day PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 30 August 2015 18:56
 
 

car free paris

 

For a single day next month, locals and visitors will be able to experience Paris without motorized traffic, giving the city over to pedestrians and bikers. Free of traffic congestion, noise pollution and vehicle emissions, the Day Without Cars will transform the physical and auditory landscape, enabling views and revealing ambient sounds ordinarily drowned out by the urban cacophony on September 27th.

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SDG GOAL 15: THE IMPERATIVE TO END LOGGING IN THE OLD GROWTH FORESTS, BAN GE FORESTS AND COMBAT DESERTIFICATION PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 29 August 2015 16:17

 

goal 15: protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably MANAGE FORESTS,

combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

By Joan Russow PhD

Global Compliance Project END LOGGING IN OLD GROWTH

 

A END LOGGING OLD GROWTH

B. BAN GE FORESTS

C. COMBAT DESERTIFICATION  

 

A END LOGGING OLD GROWTH

https://www.wildernesscommittee.org/sites/all/files/images/UnprotectedCastleGiant_ShaneJohnson.JPGThe Castle Giant is a monumental red cedar growing in the unprotected Upper Walbran Valley on Vancouver Island. This red cedar measures over 16ft wide at the base and was used by scientists for canopy research projects.

 

 

Over the years Citizens have been concerned about the loss of old growth forests; now we have arrived at the point where it is imperative that no more old growth should be sacrificed.

Since 1992, Time and circumstances have changed not only though the increase recognition of the ecological value of old growth but also through commitments made through Declarations, Conference action plans and Conventions, as well as through Doctrines such as the Doctrine of Legitimate Expectations

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 October 2015 08:40
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WTO Ruling Against India's Solar Push Threatens Climate, Clean Energy PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 29 August 2015 06:33
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/08/27/wto-ruling-against-indias-solar-push-threatens-climate-clean-energy Common Dreams
 
  

"The U.S. should be applauding India’s efforts to scale up solar energy—not turning to the WTO to strike the program down."


India's ambitious solar program was rebuked by the WTO in a decision that climate advocates say shows the potential damage of deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership. (Photo: Knut-Erik Helle/flickr/cc)alt

The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Wednesday ruled against India over its national solar energy program in a case brought by the U.S. government, sparking outrage from labor and environmental advocates.

As power demands grow in India, the country's government put forth a plan to create 100,000 megawatts of energy from solar cells and modules, and included incentives to domestic manufacturers to use locally-developed equipment.

According to Indian news outlets, the WTO ruled that India had discriminated against American manufacturers by providing such incentives, which violates global trade rules, and struck down those policies—siding with the U.S. government in a case that the Sierra Club said demonstrates the environmentally and economically destructive power of pro-corporate deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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Carbon-credit scheme linked to increased greenhouse-gas production PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 August 2015 09:54

 

Loophole enabled Russian factories to benefit from destroying industrial waste.

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Production of trifluoromethane (HFC-23) and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) increased at some Russian factories after a carbon-credit scheme was introduced.

Factories in Russia increased their production of industrial waste products and then claimed millions of carbon credits for destroying them after an international trading scheme went into effect.

Evidence published1 in Nature Climate Change reveals that several Russian chemical plants increased production of highly potent greenhouse-gas waste to “unprecedented levels” after they could reap financial benefits from their disposal.

Carbon credits grant nations the right to emit gases that contribute to global warming. They are traded internationally on carbon markets such as the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme, and their monetary value is determined by how much buyers are willing to pay for them.

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