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Sustainable local production key to solving economic crisis

Geneva, Switzerland, 19 April 2013 – At the biggest conference on sustainable development in Europe, delegates discussed how cities can drive a transition towards sustainability in the face of the current economic, environmental and social crises. As global policy processes have largely failed to put the world on the track to sustainability, hopes are increasingly placed on local and regional actors.

7ème.Conférence Européenne des Villes durables: Vision d'une réalité soutenable.

Genève, 19 avril 2013. Vivre en ville est le destin de millions d’européens. Depuis la nuit des temps le regroupement d’individus pour vivre ensemble, étudier, travailler, exister fut pour les citadins un espoir et l’ambition d’une vie meilleure. Au fil des siècles les agglomérations urbaines se sont agrandies afin de répondre à l’affluence des nouveaux habitants et aux besoins toujours plus importants de ces populations.

European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns.

Welcome to the 7th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns! The City of Geneva, its local partners, as well as the European Sustainable Cities & Towns Conference Preparatory Committee, have the pleasure of inviting you to the biggest European conference on sustainable development since the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

G-8: “Global Financial Transaction Tax is a Human Rights Imperative”

GENEVA (UN Human Rights) – As European Union (EU) Finance Ministers meet on 15 May to coincide with the G-8 Summit in Camp David, a group of United Nations independent experts urged the EU to take the lead in promoting the adoption of a global financial transaction tax to offset the costs of the enduring economic, financial, fuel, climate and food crises, and to protect basic human rights.

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