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Man and the Earth: the invisible relationship of development

The remains of a cedar tree, 50 metres from the River Curaray, Equateur. Source: Agencia Tegantai, founded in The Guardian

On August 2, humanity will have surpassed the earth’s ability to renew its resources. Committed to the implementation and follow-up of Agenda 2030, the FIP seizes this opportunity to recall the importance and the necessity of the reflections carried out today on sustainable development and the preservation of the planet.

The WWF Living Planet Index, which measures global biodiversity, shows that “global populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles have declined by 58% between 1970 and 2012» [1].

Moreover, the consequences of climate change challenge rich countries and complicate of the poor ones. We must not forget the relationship between sustainable development and poverty: “Natural disasters push people to poverty and prevent them from getting out of it”[2].

Today, The Global Footprint Network shows the depletion of land due to overexploitation of our natural resources. To be part of the change, you just have to want it. Being aware of what happens with our planet is a good start:

- IFP role linked with the Agenda 2030– link

- 17 goals to transform our world – link

- Relation between climate change and poverty – link

- Living Index Planet – Link

- News : Illegal logging in Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park – link

Now is you who make de choice !


[1] WWF. (2016). Planète Vivante 2016. WWF.
[2] Group, W. B. (2016). Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty . Washington : World Bank Group.