The Canadian company Agnico said it will sell its shares of Belo Sun miner in Pará . The statement was made after Avaaz , an organization that organizes virtual undersigned, sent the miner a petition with more than 700,000 accessions against gold exploration on the site.
Archive for 1. Disaster Risk Reduction and Water
This project was developed as a strategy to adapt to climate change in the face of water scarcity and rationing in popular urban neighborhoods in the cities from La Paz and El Alto.” 40 baths and laundries were built by implementing rainwater harvesting systems and re-utilization of gray water which, through a pumping system supported by solar panels, are distributed in toilets and laundries, saving the use of drinking water.
The following is from a presentation by Fr. Pedro Walpole at the College of Micronesia-FSM on the 19 of February. The presentation was my own first personal contact with the social justice imperative of planetary boundaries. The presentation included the role of personal responsibility in caring for planet earth and was filled with challenging statements such as “global economic development” is not the same thing as “global human development” and at time the former worsens the state of the latter.
According to FAO Director-General, two-thirds of the planet’s inhabitants live under severe water shortages at certain times of the year; conference in Brasilia debates lack of water as a factor for migration.
Access to clean water is a fundamental right must be a global priority, said Catholic leaders present at the 8th World Water Forum and the Alternative World Water Forum. Catholic representatives spoke about the need to find ways to create a sustainable supply of fresh drinking water for all, especially the poorer populations around the world.
Development and Peace, in partnership with Caritas Nepal, provided emergency assistance and shelter to disaster victims of two violent earthquakes in the Nepalese districts of Gorkha and Sindhupalchok.