Sunday, March 24, 2013

Developing Countries Contributing To Biodiversity

I'll try and do better posting information from around the globe that is interesting on its own and also relevant to us right here, like this Inter Press Service posting about diversity as the State of Wisconsin has amended the law to fill wetlands, grind down the Penokee Hills at Lake Superior and jeopardize the largest wild-rice estuaries in the Great Lakes watershed close to the Bad River reservation to facilitate open-pit mining:

We cannot isolate biological diversity by geographical boundaries, says Brazilian negotiator André Aranha Corrêa do Lago in this interview.
HYDERABAD, India, Oct 23 2012 (IPS) - Developing countries are investing enormously in preserving biological diversity, and it is unimaginable that the wealthy nations will not fulfill their obligations to provide funding for these efforts, Brazilian environmental negotiator André Aranha Corrêa do Lago told Tierramérica*.
Global awareness on biodiversity is still “much lower than it should be,” despite the fact that the Convention on Biological Diversity has provided “a large amount of scientific information to governments in all countries,” said Corrêa do Lago, director of the Department of Environment and Special Affairs at Brazil’s Ministry of External Relations and senior negotiator of the Brazilian delegation at the 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to this international treaty.
Hat tip, SM.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Jim! Love you!


Anonymous said...

Reporting on happenings on the other side of the globe from sitting in the comfort of your home should be a lot less taxing on you than reporting on local events in Wisconsin, or then maybe not. Oh what the hell, just make it up; the Madison crowd will believe just about anything anyway.

James Rowen said...

To Anony. 9:08 a.m. I think you misread this posting and its intent, which is purely informational.

nonquixote said...

@Anon Sunday 9:08 AM

Not being a Democrat nor am I of the "Madison," crowd you seem to have some problem with, biodiversity is important to me and my children's future. Thus the Uni-party national politics needs to be exposed and I appreciate hearing what is happening in other countries with some obviously more enlightened leadership than our Kleptocratic own.

Monsanto Rider Passes Senate

I misplaced the link to the actual rider but a Democratic US Senator Mikulski,

"turned her back on consumer, environmental, and farmer protection in favor of corporate welfare for biotech companies such as Monsanto. This abuse of power is not the kind of leadership the public has come to expect from Senator Mikulski or the Democratic Majority in the Senate.”

Don't have time to find the actual rider right now, but restrictions on testing or confining GE (genetic engineered) plants are being tossed out the window with little regard for public health in the rider that got excluded in last year corporate lobbying attempts. Frequently petty regionalism is not a wide enough focus to understand the real damage being wrecked upon us. I'm sure you'll inform us when you have created a blog of your own to report to all of us what is important to you.