Development that respects ecological limits: a call for the new Administration

Ruling Workers’ Party candidate Dilma Rousseff, who is expected to win handily in the first round of Presidential elections, has been bullish about Brazil’s continued prospects for robust economic performance. With policies that focus on smoothing the way for industry and building on the country’s oil-based revenues, she has expressed confidence that the current 7

Por Jennifer Mitchell
1 de outubro de 2010

UNEP focuses on restoring degraded ecosystems

UNEP has released a report underlining the benefits of restoring natural ecosystems. The report advocates that far from being a tax on growth and development, the rehabilitation of nature-based assets will generate jobs, wealth and restoration of multi-trillion dollar services. The report uses case studies to outline the benefits of forest restoration to biodiversity and

Por Patrick Bodenham
12 de julho de 2010

The Economy, Trade and the Ecological Footprint

In last month’s column, my colleague, Jennifer Mitchell, and I gave an introduction to Global Footprint Network, the Ecological Footprint, our Brazil calculator and the types of issues that we will focus on. You will find that occasionally our column will directly address recurring questions, themes and comments: our ultimate goal is not a one-sided

Por Mathis Wackernagel
24 de junho de 2010

Forest transparency still missing in Peru

London – A key objective of good forest governance is to establish effective forest management on the part of social organisations, as it is these organisations that attempt to align economic activities with the interests of a country’s citizens. As one of a set of five governance principles seen as necessary for governments to design

Por Patrick Bodenham
12 de maio de 2010

Farewell Red Colobus?

The Zanzibar Archipelago, to many, is the idyllic holiday destination, a place to relax, soak in the sun, and revive the senses; the quintessential island paradise. However, as a photographer and a conservationist, I was keen on discovering the ‘real’ treasures Zanzibar had to offer and set about on a journey to uncover Zanzibar’s remaining

Por Aditya Swami
13 de janeiro de 2010

A Billion Dollar Jungle*

Stopping tropical deforestation is part of the struggle against climate change. Developing countries expect rich nations to help pay for it. But will human rights be respected when megabucks are on offer?  credit: FAS/divulgation You reach the Juma reserve, a 589-hectare piece of land covered with thick rainforest in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, only

Por Redação ((o))eco
4 de agosto de 2009

Sugarcane and the invisible ecosystem

The expansion of ethanol sector in Brazil should overall have a beneficial impact, according to WWF. But more needs to be done to safeguard the "invisible" ecosystem, the Cerrado.

Por Tim Hirsch
3 de junho de 2008