Archive for December 12th, 2017

12/12/2017

Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern

From antimicrobial resistance to off-grid solar: Frontiers 2017 explores the newest environmental issues facing the planet
12/12/2017

Commodity-Dependent Developing Countries Need to Boost Efforts to Diversify Their Economies

Human Wrongs Watch

Without policy change, these countries risk falling short of achieving sustainable development by 2030, UN report warns

Geneva/Rome – Without a renewed commitment to policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries (CDDCs) are by 2030 set to lag behind countries with more diverse economies in their social and economic achievements, UNCTAD and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said in a report issued on 11 December 2017.

Photo: ©FAO/Sue Price

Developing countries that are commodities-dependent are set to lag behind countries with more diverse economies, unless there is a renewed commitment to policy change. Photo from FAO.

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12/12/2017

Modern Life Styles – Symbols of Consumerism, Self-centeredness and Isolation

Human Wrongs Watch

By Dr Ravi P Bhatia*

11 Dec 2017 – TRANSCEND Media Service — The world today is a complex amalgam of violence, conflicts on one side and consumerism and rich lifestyles of a section of people on the other.

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**Photo: An electronics store in a shopping mall in Jakarta (2004) | Author: Jonathan McIntosh | Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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