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“Sustainable Development—World Economies Need To Wake Up”

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“Sustainable Development—World economies need to wake up”

World reached the mark of seven billion people. It forgets its weight over its head. Earth with menial resources, sustaining the life of human being. Man on the other hand forgetting these menial resources over using it leaving future generations in risk. The consciousness of conserving the environment had its root from Earth summit, Rio de janerio Brazil (3 June to 14 June 1992).This session opened great debate in all the participated nations.
Within Very short span in every country a buzz word entered in the society. The word is sustainable ideologies/development ideas. Sustainable development in simple ...view middle of the document...

But the world's existing infrastructure is already producing 80 per cent of that “carbon budget”, according to a new analysis by the IEA, published on Wednesday. This gives an ever-narrowing gap in which to reform the global economy on to a low-carbon footing.
If current trends continue, and we go on building high-carbon energy generation, then by 2015 at least 90 per cent of the available “carbon budget” will be swallowed up by our energy and industrial infrastructure. By 2017, there will be no room for manoeuvre at all — the whole of the “carbon budget” will be spoken for, according to the IEA's calculations.
World population reached seven billion with more than one billion hungry people. Farmer should be heart of agenda as agriculture is backbone of world’s 50 least developed countries with GDP of 30% to 60%. 70% of work force is also from agriculture in these nations. The rural poor across the world, including India, have contributed little to human-induced climate change, yet they are on the front line in coping with its effects. Farmers can no longer rely on historical averages for rainfall and temperature, and the more frequent and extreme weather events, such as droughts and floods, can spell disaster. And there are new threats, such as sea level rise and the impact of melting glaciers on water supply.
Small farms also add up to big business: In the world's 50 least developed countries, agriculture is the backbone of the economy, accounting for 30 to 60 per cent of Gross Domestic Product and employing as much as 70 per cent or more of the workforce. Addressing the plight of smallholders isn't just a matter of equity, it's a necessity if we are going to be able to feed ourselves in the future. Smallholders farm 80 per cent of the total farmland in sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia. If we don't help them to adapt to climate change, their achievements — feeding a large portion of humanity — will be endangered.

Present state of economies of the world
The IEA in its recent report says that governments around the world are preparing to postpone yet again a speedy conclusion to the negotiations. The big economies growth strategies are no way in with emission control setup.Originally, the aim was to agree a successor to the 1997 Kyoto protocol, the only binding international agreement on emissions, after its current provisions expire in 2012. But after years of setbacks, an increasing number of countries — including the U.K., Japan and Russia — now favour postponing the talks for several years. Both Russia and Japan have spoken in recent weeks of aiming for an agreement in 2018 or 2020, and the U.K. has supported this move. Greg Barker, the U.K.'s Climate Change Minister, told a meeting: “We need China, the U.S. especially, the rest of the Basic countries [Brazil, South Africa, India and China] to agree. If we can get this by 2015 we could have an agreement ready to click in by 2020.”
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