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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Getting to Sustainable Development, Inclusively and Efficiently

Think about this: 1.3 billion people still don’t have access to electricity, a billion go hungry every day, some 900 million still don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water, and more than 2.5 billion lack access to sanitation.

Sustainable development is built on the triple bottom line: economic growth, environmental stewardship, and social development - or prosperity, planet, people. Without careful attention to all three, we cannot create a sustainable world.

In the 25 years since sustainable development was coined as a term, there has been progress, but the pathway to sustainable development must now be more inclusive green growth.

Progress has often come at the expense of our natural wealth. We have destroyed and depleted our natural assets to the point where we run the risk of undermining the precious gains.

At the same time, while globally the planet is flatter and more equitable, within countries the gap between rich and poor has grown unsustainably.

Monday, April 16, 2012

'US big brother role not welcome in Philippines'

Published on Apr 16, 2012 by RussiaToday : Thousands of American and Filipino troops have begun annual military exercises near disputed South China Sea waters. Tension between the Philippines and China has been escalating there for the past two weeks. Demonstrators gathered outside the American embassy in Manila in protest at the war games. Peking University Deputy Principal Jiang XueQin says the US only has its own moves in mind in the region.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Syrian Girl - DeMockracy is a Farce

Uploaded by 108morris108 on 30 Mar 2012 - Our Figureheads of Democracy are just that - they are not really Presidents and Prime Ministers - while Syria has similarities - it is not as bad. We also learn the difference between a Democracy and a Republic.