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It’s Time for Millennium Consumption Goals, Erik Assadourian, 2011-01-26 [1]


  • The world’s next 20 years on one slide – and it’s pretty scary, August 17 [2]


  • Radical shift needed to end alarmism over climate-related migration, IIED, June 24 [3]


  • IEA projections on energy in China and India fail to adequately incorporate options for substantially expanding renewable energy and improving energy efficiency in either countries, according to Greenpeace, November 7 [4]
  • New UN Report points to international emergency - an "important call for global political leadership in a fast degrading World", FoE, October 25 [5]


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  • 1.02 billion people hungry. One sixth of humanity undernourished - more than ever before, June 19 [6] Almost all of the world's undernourished live in developing countries. In Asia and the Pacific, an estimated 642 million people are suffering from chronic hunger; in Sub-Saharan Africa 265 million; in Latin America and the Caribbean 53 million; in the Near East and North Africa 42 million; and in developed countries 15 million in total.


  • China and UK strengthen partnership on sustainable agriculture, November 10 [8]


  • Climate change, the rate of extinction of species, and the challenge of feeding a growing population put humanity at risk, October 25. GEO-4 is the most comprehensive UN report on the environment, prepared by about 390 experts and reviewed by more than 1 000 others across the world. GEO-4 recalls the Brundtland Commission's statement that the world does not face separate crises - the "environmental crisis", "development crisis", and "energy crisis" are all one. This crisis includes not just climate change, extinction rates and hunger, but other problems driven by growing human numbers, the rising consumption of the rich and the desperation of the poor. [10]
  • G8 countries fall short on promises, Oxfam, May 10

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  1., 2011-01-26
  2., August 17th, 2010
  3. International Institute for Environment and Development, June 24, 2009
  4. Greenpeace, November 7
  5. Friends of the Earth, October 25
  6. FAO, June 19, 2009
  7. United Nations, February 23
  8. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, November 10
  9. International Energy Agency, November 7
  10. United Nations Environment Programme, October 25
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