The Whaling in the Antarctic case: a landmark judgment and its potential implications

Il 31 marzo scorso la Corte di Giustizia Internazionale ha emesso il suo verdetto sul programma di caccia alle balene “per fini scientifici” portato avanti dal Giappone nel Southern Ocean Sanctuary (Oceano Antartico) ai sensi dell’Articolo VIII della ICRW (Convenzione Internazionale per la Regolamentazione della Caccia alla Balena) ed aspramente contestato dallo Stato australiano, ilContinue reading “The Whaling in the Antarctic case: a landmark judgment and its potential implications”

Comments on Goal 9 of the UNSDSN draft report Indicators for SDGs

After the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network unveiled its Action Agenda for Sustainable Development in June 2013, suggesting ten operational priorities for the post-2015 development agenda and proposing 10 goals (the so-called Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs) with 30 associated targets to replace the expiring Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) , intensive work has been conducted by the 12 ThematicContinue reading “Comments on Goal 9 of the UNSDSN draft report Indicators for SDGs”

Celebrate #IFDay 2014!

Today is the second International Day of Forests and the Tree. Exactly one year ago I wrote this to celebrate forests and their role for sustainable development: http://goo.gl/d6ZKcS.  You may also like to take a look at the page set up by FAO or read the message of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Just a thought: io, primate

Poco dopo aver letto su The Guardian di questo incredibile field study condotto nella Repubblica Democratica del Congo ed essermi letteralmente bloccato ad osservarne i video, sono andato a ripescare Gaps in the Mind, l’introduzione di Richard Dawkins al volume del 1993 The Great Ape Project che introduceva la filosofia dell’omonimo movimento (vedi http://www.projetogap.org.br/en/). AlContinue reading “Just a thought: io, primate”

on The Great Bear Rainforest

This video by The International League of Conservation Photographers on the Great Bear Rainforest and the proposed Northern Gateway Pipelines is worth a thousand words alone. To learn more, visit http://www.pacifiwild.org. Wow https://t.co/lJ6RbwmjKy #greatbearrainforest #enbridge — Dario Piselli (@dariopiselli) September 5, 2013