Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This is a photograph of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro by photographer Jacob Langvad Nilsson. It was built on a steep hillside overlooking the city. Rocinha is the largest favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, located in Rio’s South Zone between the districts of São Conrado and Gávea. […]

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Migration to Cities Drains Resouses

Migration from rural areas to the mega-cities in search of food, job and security is a natural process. But every city has its limitation; it has its own saturation point and if exceeded, a city might falter while providing basic facilities to its residents. As modern mega-cities are now choking with the pressure of ever growing population, scientists fear that in near future these cities might have to face an acute food and water crisis. […]

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Poverty Eradication In Emerging Markets

The economic boom and the subsequent double-digit GDP growth achieved by some of the world’s emerging economies, such as Brazil, India and China, have led many to believe that poverty, inequality and other associated issues could be eliminated even without government intervention or active participation. But a new report by ActionAid, a UK based charity organization, is somewhat startling and to some extent unexpected. In the report, released to coincide with UN World Food Day, ActionAid has listed a number of developed, less developed and developing countries based the efficiency of their programs initiated to give legal, constitutional and social […]

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Brazil is the Worlds New Economic Superpower

Brazil, which is blessed with an impressive amount of natural resources and workforce, is fast developing as a global player in the world economic circle. However, its spectacular rise in the past few years as an emerging economic superpower is not sudden. It is the results of continuous reformations. Just few years ago, Brazil was considered to be a country of soccer, samba and rainforest. But after the international financial crisis, there came a sudden change in this popular perception. Global community begins to treat it at par with India and China, who are ushering a tectonic shift in the […]

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Copenhagen Design Week 2009 is all about Sustainable Design

Copenhagen Design Week explores design that matters – ideas, concepts, products and services that will come to play an important role in your professional and personal life. Taking place between August 27th – September 6th, Copenhagen Design Week explores social and environmental design and innovation. Each element of the program explores the positive power of design, inspiring businesses and individuals. […]

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G8 Summit has Climate Change, Development Aid on Agenda

Today, Wednesday, 8 July 2009, world leaders of G8 will gather in Italy for the 35th summit hosted by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The development of Africa and Climate Change is a key part of the G8 summit agenda. President Obama is expected to reveal a major initiative to boost agricultural development and prevent hunger in Africa, worth perhaps $3bn (£1.8bn) to $5bn, at the summit. In a report, the charity ActionAid says that a billion people are still hungry in the world today, and that despite the drop in food prices it is still a key issue for […]

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