June: Economic Growth and Development: Sustainable Development
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) will be held June 20-22, 2012 to discuss such issues affecting sustainable development as decent jobs, energy, sustainable cities, food security and sustainable agriculture, water, oceans and disaster readiness.
eJournal USA Issues Covering Sustainable Development Topics
Partnership for Growth (PFG) is a partnership between the United States and a select group of countries to accelerate and sustain broad-based economic growth by putting into practice the principles of President Obama's September 2010 Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development. It involves rigorous joint analysis of constraints to growth, the development of joint action plans to address these constraints, and high-level mutual accountability for results. One of PFG's signature objectives is to engage governments, the private sector and civil society with a broad range of tools to unlock constraints to growth through new sources of cooperation and investment, including domestic resources and foreign direct investment.
The UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, will be a landmark event in international discussions on sustainable development. Rio+20 will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 20-22, 2012.
At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.
What is development? How can we compare levels of development? What does it take to make development sustainable? This student book, which draws on data published by the World Bank, is addressed to young people, students, teachers, and all those interested in exploring issues of global development. It encourages learners to seek their own solutions to sustainable development challenges by exploring and discussing a broad range of critical global issues.
Searching the eLibraryUSA search box for "food security" shows a variety of newspaper articles, peer-reviewed journal reports, books, videos, and other resources covering this topic. Articles in the search results can be accessed at Information Resource Centers, American Corners, and Binational Centers, or by using a password.
Searching Business Source Premier for "Green Technology" shows a variety of news articles and academic journal articles covering issues pertaining to this topic. This resource, available through eLibraryUSA, can be accessed at Information Resource Centers, American Corners, and Binational Centers, or by using a password.
A number of documents on environmental topics are available through Filmakers Library Online. This resource, available through eLibraryUSA, can be accessed at Information Resource Centers, American Corners, and Binational Centers, or by using a password.
PowerKids Life Science includes a section on Green Living, including information on pollution, buying and eating green, human impact on the environment, and other topics. This resource, available through eLibraryUSA, can be accessed at Information Resource Centers, American Corners, and Binational Centers, or by using a password.