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March 2014

Changement Climatique (CC): Historique


1827. Première description de "l’effet de serre"
Le mathématicien et physicien français, Jean-Baptiste Fourier, a recours à l’analogie de la serre pour décrire le phénomène naturel de rétention partielle des radiations solaires par l’atmosphère.

The Power of Water: Celebrated on 22 March, this year World Water Day focuses on the nexus of water and energy

Make a difference with over 1 000 energy and water standards on World Water Day!

Water and energy are closely interlinked. Water withdrawal by the energy sector is expected to rise one-fifth by 2035, while the amount consumed increases by a more dramatic 85 %. Energy is also needed to provide freshwater, including to power systems that collect, transport, distribute and treat it.


Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?

A new study sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.

Long-Term Warming Likely to Be Significant Despite Recent Slowdown

A new NASA study shows Earth's climate likely will continue to warm during this century on track with previous estimates, despite the recent slowdown in the rate of global warming.

2014/03/11: The World We Want, as seen by A MILLION VOICES

This report by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) collects the perspectives on the 'world we want' from over 1 million people around the globe. For almost one year, people have engaged energetically in 88 national consultations, 11 thematic dialogues, and through the MY World global survey.

Final diagnosis from Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur for the UN Human Rights Council : democracy and diversity can mend broken food systems

“Objectives such as supplying diverse, culturally-acceptable foods to communities, supporting smallholders, sustaining soil and water resources, and raising food security within particularly vulnerable areas, must not be crowded out by the one-dimensional quest to produce more food,” he urged.

Diagnostic final d’Olivier De Schutter, Rapporteur spécial sur le droit à l'alimentation : la démocratie et la diversité peuvent rebâtir des systèmes alimentaires défaillants

« Des objectifs tels que la fourniture d’une alimentation diversifiée et culturellement acceptable aux communautés, le soutien aux petits exploitants, le maintien des ressources en sols et en eau, et l’amélioration de la sécurité alimentaire dans des zones particulièrement vulnérables ne doivent pas être sacrifiés au profit de la quête unidimensionnelle d’une plus grande production de nourriture, » a-t-il insisté.

2014/03/14: OWG on SDG: Have your say !

The Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has concluded its eight information-collection sessions during which they discussed a great number of topics in order to frame the successors of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) --> check our position

Now we want to hear from YOU ! Have YOUR say through 14 March 2014.

2014/02/23-24: Coordinating efforts for a global movement on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda

Over 50 people from 6 continents and representing more than 30 key platforms and organisations engaged in civil society-led campaigns relating to sustainable development gathered in Istanbul, Turkey on 23-24 February 2014. The meeting was convened by CIVICUS in collaboration with the United Nations, the Overseas Development Institute and the United Nations Foundation. This communiqué summarises the discussions held in Istanbul.