The first-ever Olympic Games in Latin America, the Rio 2016 Olympics concluded yesterday with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraging stakeholders “to secure and build on the sustainable development effects of the Games."
On the eve of the Olympic Games’ opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, indigenous leaders and human rights advocates highlighted the rising violence against indigenous people and environmental activists in Brazil.
and Robert Fletcher –
Can nature be quantified in monetary terms, and should it? Researchers argue that the phrase "natural capital" obscures the way capitalist growth undermines nature conservation itself.
Hernando de Soto –
Opposition to globalisation is getting louder. Hernando de Soto, president of the Institute of Liberty and Democracy, analyses why and what it will take to keep global flows in motion.
and Bill Laurance, Brendan Mackey, James Allan –
Enforce protective legislation and halt destructive activities now, urge scientists. The loss of the wilderness is a blow against animals, indigenous peoples, and the fight against climate change.
This study report under the coordination of Conservation International (CI-Brazil), recommends that companies should understand and incorporate into their decision making process, the economic value of biodiversity and ecosystems services ...
Brazil's financial sector is dependent on natural capital to support economic growth and ensure future returns for investors. Nature's assets are abundant in Brazil, from its farmland, forests and energy ...