The Global Land Outlook

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United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

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FULL REPORT

Land is an essential building block of civilization yet its contribution to our quality of life is perceived and valued in starkly different and often incompatible ways. Conflicts about land use are intensifying in many countries. The world has reached a point where we must reconcile these differences and rethink the way in which we use and manage the land.

The evidence presented in this first edition of the Global Land Outlook demonstrates that informed and responsible decision-making, along with simple changes in our everyday lives, can if widely adopted help to reverse the current worrying trends in the state of our land resources.

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Third of Earth’s soil is acutely degraded due to agriculture

Fertile soil is being lost at rate of 24bn tonnes a year through intensive farming as demand for food increases, says UN-backed study

Soil erosion in Maasai heartlands in Tanzania.
Soil erosion in Maasai heartlands, Tanzania, is due to climate change and land management decisions. Photograph: Carey Marks/Plymouth University

A third of the planet’s land is severely degraded and fertile soil is being lost at the rate of 24bn tonnes a year, according to a new United Nations-backed study that calls for a shift away from destructively intensive agriculture.

The alarming decline, which is forecast to continue as demand for food and productive land increases, will add to the risks of conflicts such as those seen in Sudan and Chad unless remedial actions are implemented, warns the institution behind the report. Tiếp tục đọc “Third of Earth’s soil is acutely degraded due to agriculture”

MÔI TRƯỜNG VÀ CON NGƯỜI Ở MIỀN SÔNG TIỀN, SÔNG HẬU – GS. THÁI CÔNG TỤNG

Friday, December 9, 2016 Mekong-Cuu Long

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Ngày nay, với thế kỷ 21, nhiều vấn đề môi sinh được đặt ra, vì dân số tăng, vì ô nhiễm, vì tài nguyên thiên nhiên thì có hạn mà sự tiêu thụ thì vô hạn; mãi đến những năm cuối cùng của thế kỷ 20, vào năm 1992, nhiều xứ họp tại  Rio ký bản thoả ước về bảo vệ tài nguyên trên trái đất, rồi đến hiệp ước Kyoto về giới hạn các sự phát thải các khí  trên bầu trời … Dĩ nhiên các đề tài  của những năm cuối thế kỷ 20 sẽ là tiền đề cho các cuộc thảo luận và thực thi để bảo vệ ngôi nhà chung của thế giới tránh khỏi các phá hủy môi sinh như phá rừng, nạn nhân mãn, thiên tai, sự liên hệ môi sinh và sức khoẻ, sự trở về thiên nhiên nối tâm linh vào khoa học.  Tiếp tục đọc “MÔI TRƯỜNG VÀ CON NGƯỜI Ở MIỀN SÔNG TIỀN, SÔNG HẬU – GS. THÁI CÔNG TỤNG”

Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in September Tue, Aug 4, 2015

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Ambitious new agenda would end poverty by 2030 and universally promote shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection

2 August, New York-The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement today on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York.Concluding a negotiating process that has spanned more than two years and has featured the unprecedented participation of civil society, countries agreed to an ambitious agenda that features 17 new sustainable development goals that aim to end poverty, promote prosperity and people’s well-being while protecting the environment by 2030. Tiếp tục đọc “Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in September Tue, Aug 4, 2015”