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Sustainable development

11/02/2014 at 19:44h

Brasília bids to host World Water Forum

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Brazil’s Federal District governor Agnelo Queiroz says the event is a chance for the country’s capital to show its commitment to sustainability and to discuss water resource management.

04/02/2014 at 17:06h

Emirates to host UN climate meeting

The event will take place on May 4th and 5th in preparation for the United Nations climate summit, due to be held in September in New York.

25/01/2014 at 07:00h

World faces 849 million hectare deforestation

There will be a loss of 849 million hectares of green lands by 2050, if the current deforestation rate continues. The figure is part of a UNEP study and represents nearly the size of Brazil.

23/01/2014 at 19:02h

Registration for the Dubai Award is now open

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Human and urban development projects may be registered up until March 31. Award is promoted by UN-Habitat and the government of Dubai. Brazilian projects won in previous editions.

28/12/2013 at 07:00h

Abu Dhabi to host Sustainability Week

Event will run from January 18th to 25th in the United Arab Emirates. The World Future Energy Summit, the program’s highlight, will focus on projects worth a combined US$ 8 billion.

15/12/2013 at 07:00h

Business formalization attracts international interest

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Sebrae agency has signed a cooperation deal with the ILO and will showcase the experience of micro-entrepreneurs to other countries. The initiative has led to 3.6 million businesses being formalized.

13/12/2013 at 17:38h

Morocco to host Human Rights Forum

Global meeting was held in Brazil and the host country for the upcoming edition in December 2014 was defined. In 2015, the forum will take place in Argentina.

06/11/2013 at 18:51h

Brazil to call for lower emissions from developed countries

At COP-19, the UN climate conference due next week in Poland, Brazil will present several proposals, including for wealthier countries to raise their targets.

22/10/2013 at 19:39h

Developing countries to convene in Expo

The Global South-South Development Expo will enable the exchange of experiences among emerging countries in Kenya. The event is an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme and will focus on sustainable actions.

14/10/2013 at 17:34h

Djibouti to build sustainable energy mill

The World Bank should loan US$ 6 million to the North African country for the initiative, which may reduce the local energy cost. The mill will be geothermic, and will work from the heat of underground rocks.

10/10/2013 at 16:20h

Mercury: 140 countries promise to reduce emissions

Representatives of these nations signed a convention on Thursday (10), in Japan, promising to reduce the world emissions, production and use of the product.

03/10/2013 at 19:12h

Fund to pay for Amazon monitoring

Fundo Amazônia will allocate US$ 10.6 million to forest surveillance in the countries of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization.