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Need for Global Attention to Solid Waste Management Last Updated on 2012-04-19 00:00:00 An Article by our Global Landfill Mapping Initiative Technical Advisor Ranjith Annepu on the Global WTERT Council Blog.   Some countries have achieved considerable success in solid waste management. But the rest of the world is grappling to deal with its wastes. In these places, improper management of solid waste continues to impact public health of entire communities and cities; pollute local water, air and land resources; contribute to climate change and ocean plastic pollution; hinder climate change adaptation; and accelerate depletion of forests and mines. Compared to solid waste management, we can consider that the world has achieved significant success in providing other basic necessities like food, drinking water, energy and economic opportunities. Managing solid wastes properly can help improve the above services further. Composting organic waste can help... More »
New Global Partnership to Bring Powerful Forces Together for Healthy Oceans Last Updated on 2012-02-23 23:49:15   SINGAPORE, February 24, 2012—  A powerful coalition of governments, international organizations, civil society groups and private interests are joining together under the banner of a Global Partnership for Oceans to confront widely documented problems of over-fishing, marine degradation, and habitat loss.   In a keynote speech to be delivered today at The Economist’s World Oceans Summit here, World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick said the Partnership would bring science, advocacy, the private sector, and international public institutions together to advance mutually agreed goals for healthy and productive oceans.     Read the Full Article here   More »
Global View of Waste Management Last Updated on 2012-01-22 00:00:00 <p>Your browser does not support iframes.</p> More »
Women Coffee Farmers Seize a Plastic Lifeline Last Updated on 2011-09-14 19:11:11 JAMAICA Women Coffee Farmers Seize a Plastic Lifeline By Zadie Neufville PENLYNE CASTLE, Sep 12, 2011 (IPS) - Jamaica's Blue Mountains are coffee country. Here, up among the clouds, farmers produce one of the world's most exclusive brands of boutique coffees. But low prices, economic hardships, back-to-back hurricanes and the loss of crop insurance have devastated some farms and put many out of the coffee business. Both men and women now scramble for the few dollars to be made by planting scallions, thyme and assorted vegetables year-round. Many of these proud former coffee farmers are competing with householders, who with support from a United Nations-sponsored project, produce and sell vegetables in large quantities, as well as with traditional vegetable and spice farmers. A small group of women believe they have found a way out of the crisis, and... More »
CGI Informal Waste Management Thinking Group, 2010, Minutes Last Updated on 2011-08-25 00:00:00 Minutes of CGI Informal Waste Management Thinking Group, 2010(function() { var scribd = document.createElement("script"); scribd.type = "text/javascript"; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = "http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js"; var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })(); More »