Showing posts from July, 2013

From Rio+20 to a New Development Agenda: Building a Bridge to a Sustainable Future

It is a fine day ---- We have today submitted the manuscript to  Routledge- Earthscan for the new book From Rio+20 to a New Development Agenda: Building a Bridge to a Sustainable Future By Felix Dodds, Jorge Laguna-Celis and Elizabeth Thompson It is a sister book to 'Only One Earth (by Felix Dodds, Michael Strauss with Maurice Strong) and picks up the story from the end of that book and takes the reader through the preparations, negotiations and the possibly road to success for 2015 in the development of new development goals. Publishing end of the year. Contents are: Part I: The Re-birth of Sustainable Development [a]President Lula da Silva’s & Brazil’s Case for Rio+20 [a]The impacts of the 2008 economic and financial crisis [b]Breaking the silos between development and sustainable development [b]The emergence of the Group of Twenty (G20) [b]The 2008 Doha Review Conference on Financing for Developme

Days of Future Past The “unofficial” first Doctor Who new adventure after regeneration Part 2: Dungeons and Dragons

Part 2: Dungeons and Dragons Recap from the last episode: The Doctor, Merri and Clara find themselves in a Dungeon at the pleasure of their old enemy Professor Zardoff. The Doctor looked at Hans the Governor’s secretary as the guards locked the jail door and lighted a few candles before walking away Hans said: “Doctor It’s good to see you. I wish it was under better circumstances.” “So do I my old friend. Tell me what happened?” The guards had moved to the far room and Hans relaxed a little. “Doctor about a year before Alexander died Professor Zardoff came to Varos and seemed very nice and was helping develop our environmental regulations for the mines. We had let back some of the old bad companies but this time under new rules and Professor Zardoff was overseeing this. When Alexander died it became clear that the Professor was actually working with the mining companies and with their help the mining companies took over and made the