PLUGGING BUSINESS INTO THE GLOBAL AGENDA: THE PLATFORM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTMENT

PJ Marshall Founder and Executive Director, Restore the Earth Foundation pjm@restoretheearth.org www.restoretheearth.org . ABSTRACT: Restore the Earth Foundation, Inc. (REF) is a social investment partner for corporations that value the Earth’s natural resources. Founded in 2010, we are a global nongovernmental organization that deploys landscape-scale ecosystem restoration projects and measures and reports the impact. Our exclusive […]

Liberating the “Untouchables”

    By Jose kalathil kalathil.jose@gmail.com    . As the world celebrated the Toilet Day on 19 November, the world’s 2.3 billion people did not have reason to be merry, as they lacked private toilets. In India, they number 774 million. Among them, according to government, 11,000 are engaged in the centuries-old practice of physically removing human excrement from ‘dry’ […]

Sustainable Development Goals

One of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference was the agreement by member States to launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post 2015 development agenda (click here for information on different work streams). It was decided […]

A TRANSDISCIPLINARY DIDACTIC APPROACH ON WATER

Mirela Mureșan Institutional Filiation Moise Nicoara College, Arad, Romania E-mail: mirela_muresan@hotmail.com . ABSTRACT This article describes a transdisciplinary didactic project which took place in Romania concerning a different approach on learning and understanding the complex topic of “water”. The target group was the high-school students (age 14-18) from the “Moise Nicoara” National College, from Arad. The […]

Letters from the Future for the Generation of 2015: Water and Sustainable Development

 Learning the secrets of water. Diving in Nusa Lembongan (Indonesia)… with MANTAS!! Versión castellano Today, March 22 of the year 2093, we the people of the Earth Confederation celebrate the first century of World Water Day, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 22, 1992. We believe we have discovered the way to […]

REFLEXIONES SOBRE EL AGUA: UN ESPEJO DE NUESTRO TIEMPO

Luciano Espinosa Rubio Profesor Titular en la Universidad de Salamanca. (USAL). Su línea de investigación es filosofía de la naturaleza, antropología, ética medioambiental, pensamiento de Spinoza, Teoría de la Complejidad y ecología social. Es miembro fundador del seminario español en Pensamiento de Spinoza. espinosa@usal.es .. Resumen Los problemas relativos al agua son una encrucijada en […]

The Day of Drinking Water in the Hands of Children

 Français version ici  Sonia Colasse Author the children bilingual book: “The Adventures of Enzo” e-mail: soloinfinity.ws@gmail.com website: www.soloinfinty.com/enzo The Day of Drinking Water in the Hands of Children   Enzo is a bright boy, who likes to poke its nose everywhere and learn while growing up.   Enzo visit our world and often view the tragedies that hit our planet. We meet sick children caused by polluted water. These same children and their parents do not know how to use the water, and we should take a few moments of our lives to educate them on a few simple gestures.   Several associations or/and foundations gather to help the most disadvantaged and learn together the means to properly use drinking water.   Enzo participates one day to this awareness, as all past by daily gestures and in the hands of today’s children. These are the same children proud of their learning that guides their elder to the right moves to prevent poisoning accidents.   Drinking water production matches the action to produce drinking water from natural water sources.  The processing requires a quality source. It also varies with the level of demands, the standards applied and different depending on the country. We all know, in countries like Africa or […]

EL AGUA ES VIDA

Araceli Lozano Pulido Área de Agua y Saneamiento de ONGAWA info@ongawa.org www.ongawa.org , Resumen El agua es fuente de vida. Así reza el lema del Decenio Internacional para la Acción de Naciones Unidas, cuyo objetivo fundamental es el de promover los esfuerzos para cumplir los compromisos adquiridos en materia de agua y saneamiento para 2015: […]

EL FUTURO EMBOTELLADO: Agua y Seguridad para el Tercer Mundo

Olenka Ochoa Berreteaga Activista peruana, miembro de la Huairou Comisión, Red Ciudades Seguras y MIRA-Iberoamérica. olenka.ochoa@gmail.com . . Resumen El derecho al agua, entendido como acceso a agua potable y segura a las fuentes de agua natural, está en grave peligro por intereses de las multinacionales y por un ideario que se expande globalmente. La […]

Human Consciousness & Values for Solving Global Problems

Dr. Surendra Pathak Director Research, Dean Social Sciences and Professor, CVMS, IASE Deemed University, Rajasthan, India. pathak06@gmail.com / http://existentialharmony.org / @pathak2009 . . Abstract: Mother earth is considered as one of the most beautiful planets in the Universe. Earth is the only planet in our galaxy that has enough water and environment to support plant, animal and […]

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