Forest of Life Blog
‘Journal fragments in a time of hazard’ By Kendel Hippolyte Kendel Hippolyte, a Saint Lucian poet, playwright and director, explores the impact of climate change across generations in the Caribbean –/–/2015 It’s weird, this climate change phenomenon. Creepy. Like rumours of an army that has encircled your town but you don’t actually see any soldiers. […]
In a sustainable world it is nature that sets the limits By Ola Ullsten Based on a speech delivered in London on 10th October 2012 This fall it`s 50 years since Rachel Carson published her famous Silent Spring. The book was a fierce attack on what she thought was an indiscriminate use of DDT and other chemical […]
Global essay competition invites schoolchildren to share their vision of the rights and responsibilities of different people worldwide in creating a sustainable future.
World leaders play out epic tragedy of global leadership failure at Rio+20 Earth Summit
As part of the lead-up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil in June 2012, The Living Rainforest is pleased to announce the launch of its 2012 essay competition and debate, ‘Dear Mr. UN Secretary-General …’
‘Explore Conservation Summer’ reminds us that conserving threatened plants and animals begins at home.
In June we were honoured to interview the co-creators of the ecological footprint concept, Bill Rees and Mathis Wackernagel, for an upcoming Thought Leaders feature for Canada’s International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Indigenous participants at this week’s climate change summit in Bolivia have challenged Western ideas about economic development with an alternative vision known as ‘buen vivir’ (‘living well’). ‘Living well’ emphasises respect for nature, reducing waste and generally living within the limits of planetary life support systems.
Over 20,000 delegates – including indigenous people, activists and other representatives from 120 countries – gathered earlier this week in the central Bolivian town of Cochabamba to try to breathe new life into spluttering international attempts to combat climate change.
Following the Copenhagen Climate Summit which ended in stalemate last December, the President of Bolivia is seizing the initiative and hosting a People’s World Summit on Climate Change in Cochabamba this April. One of the key documents for discussion will be a Draft Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth.
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