Navigation Links
Barcelona Declaration 2008: Challenges and Pathways to Earth Sustainability
Date:10/7/2008

experts on global change, who met in Barcelona under the auspices of the Center for Ecological and Forestry Research (CREAF), call for a Scientific and Technological Revolution to enable pathways of development consistent with global sustainability. The following actions are urged:

  • Immediate transition to non-carbon emitting energy systems.
  • Accounting for changes in natural capital in measures of economic performance.
  • Immediately begin adaptive measures to address global environmental change.
  • Empowering Developing Countries to play a larger role in global solutions.

Transition to non-carbon emitting energy systems must be immediate. The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the most important human induced greenhouse gas, has already exceeded the levels that can be considered safe respect to the Earth's climate. This makes it necessary to take immediate steps towards weaning the global economy off carbon emitting energies. Leading developed countries are in the best technological, political, and economic position to begin this transition immediately while taking full economic advantage from early action. Concurrent technological transfer to developing countries will ensure a rapid global decline in emissions in light of the fact that developing countries account now for over half of all fossil fuel emissions.

Natural capital must be accounted for in measures of economic performance. The wealth of nations includes its material, human, and natural capital. In practice, material capital alone is used to indicate national economic status. As a result, even though the gross domestic product is rising, countries are often getting poorer. Taking account of changes in natural capital (the capacity of ecosystems to supply benefits to society in the future) in measures of economic performance will help countries to choose more sustainable and equitable development pathways. This will include the decoupling
'/>"/>

Contact: Maria Jesus Delgado
MariaJesus.Delgado@uab.cat
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Euroscience Open Forum 2008: 1 month to go
2. Meeting the challenges of teaching agriculture
3. New research challenges long-held assumptions of flightless bird evolution
4. Scientists team up in Houston to tackle global challenges
5. Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions debuts with focus on drinking water
6. Use of nanomaterials in food packaging poses regulatory challenges
7. Synthetic Biology: funders move to address social and ethical challenges
8. Ancient Nutcracker Man challenges ideas on evolution of human diet
9. Symposium on energy research highlights future challenges, opportunities
10. Food biotechnology: real world challenges
11. iPlant Kickoff Conference at CSHL begins tackling plant biologys grand challenges
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014  The 2014 Holiday Season may ... Acuity Market Intelligence reports that the long anticipated floodgates ... that intensifying demand for smart phones, tablets, and wearable ... market of 2.5 billion users with nearly 4.8 billion ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... DUBLIN , Dec. 15, 2014 Research and Markets ... of the "Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button ... offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... the iPhone 5S, Samsung introduces for the first time ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 16, 2014  Automation is fundamentally transforming the ... at international borders. Over the past decade, ePassports, biometric ... to self process through border control via eGates and ... of airports, seaports, and land borders across the globe. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):First Season of Holiday Shopping with Mobile Biometric Payments Wraps Up With a Present for Biometrics Industry: A Rosy Forecast for More Than 2 Billion Users of 4.8 Billion Mobile Biometric Devices by 2020 2Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2Automated Border Control (ABC) Transforms the Global Travel Experience With More Than 2500 ABC eGates and APC Kiosks Deployed In Airports, Seaports, and Land Borders Worldwide 2
... out to be just as important as what they eat, according ... The study, led by Dr. Nav Persaud, a family physician, found ... three to five and their levels of non-HDL or "bad" ... life. The paper appeared online in the Canadian Medical ...
... Vitamin D supplementation may help delay early onset of puberty ... presented Monday at The Endocrine Society,s 95th Annual Meeting in ... ages of 10 and 14. Boys undergo these changes later, ... is diagnosed in girls when sexual development begins before the ...
... declining worldwide and a major cause is a deadly fungus ... shows they can also die from this pathogen, contrary to ... spreads the disease. When researchers raised the frogs from ... strain of this pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis , also called ...
Cached Biology News:Poor eating behaviors may put preschoolers at risk for later health problems 2Vitamin D supplementation may delay precocious puberty in girls 2Bullfrogs may help spread deadly amphibian fungus, but also die from it 2
(Date:1/22/2015)...  Transwestern | RBJ today announces the firm brokered a long-term ... a leading biopharmaceutical company, at Two Ledgemont Center in ... Richards , president, and Brian Cohen , senior vice ... building at 95 Hayden Ave. Photo - ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 21, 2015 Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider ... announced that 2014 was a record-breaking year across the board ... the Anzo Smart Data Platform and our Smart Data solutions, ... from diverse data which led to record growth for the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Crystal Diagnostics (CDx) Xpress System, a ... received AOAC-PTM Certifications for the six non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. ... referred to as STEC or the “Big-6”) as well as ... (cfu) per 325 g of raw ground beef and raw ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Dr. Greg Leyer of ... annual Scripps Natural Supplements Pre-Conference seminar on probiotics in San ... an annual continuing education conference for health care professionals. This ... the topic of probiotics in health. Dr. Leyer spoke about ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Transwestern | RBJ Advises Shire in 202,000 SF Lease, Creating Boston's Largest Suburban Biotech Campus 2Cambridge Semantics Announces Record Results for 2014 2Crystal Diagnostics Awarded AOAC-PTM Accreditation for the Rapid Detection of “Big 6” E.coli Food Pathogens 2
... 15, 2011 BioNeutral Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin ... science technology-based company, today announced that it has ... with Raymond Associates LLC, a Service Connected Certified ... Under the terms of the agreement, Raymond Associates ...
... DIEGO, March 14, 2011 OncoSec Medical, Inc. (OTC ... appointment of Mr. Punit Dhillon as president and chief ... (Logo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110314/MM64943LOGO ) Mr. Dhillon ... the biotech industry. He was recently VP Finance & ...
... Technology, Inc. ("ACT"; OTC Bulletin Board: ACTC ... announced today that Gary Rabin, the company,s interim chairman ... BIO-Europe Spring 2011 Conference, March 14-16, at the Milano ... scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, at 10:15 a.m. CET, ...
Cached Biology Technology:BioNeutral Enters into Global Sales and Distribution Agreement with Raymond Associates to Expand Market for Military-Grade Ygiene(TM) 2BioNeutral Enters into Global Sales and Distribution Agreement with Raymond Associates to Expand Market for Military-Grade Ygiene(TM) 3BioNeutral Enters into Global Sales and Distribution Agreement with Raymond Associates to Expand Market for Military-Grade Ygiene(TM) 4ACT Interim Chairman and CEO Gary Rabin to Present at BIO-Europe Spring 2011 Conference 2
... Art GLP facility with capabilities from ... fermentation. Coordinated process development from ... operation capable of simultaneous production runs ... Hosts include: Bacteria, Yeast, Fungi, ...
Request Info...
Immunogen: VDAC3 Protein Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
... 75 x 25 ... recommended for immunohistochemistry of paraffin-embedded sections, ... one end, markings will ... procedures, precleaned, ...
Biology Products: