Edward Salazar Cruz

Posted By on August 17, 2013

The Earth is enough for all, but not to the voracity of consumers. Mahatma Gandhi is always interesting and hopeful to see the interest of some countries by the concern of preserving an environment favorable for humans, especially for those who inhabit this continent be fully identified with its responsibility for our continent this favored by actions that help you to grow, to preserve its growth, morality, ethics, values, Governments that favor himThe truth, which will be a meeting in Quebec, Canada a from November 6, until 9th of this year a public forum cities more green in the Americas such as Edward Salazar Cruz, review is sought is signaled, the construction of an America with ecological cities, an America with democratic freedoms, respect for individual human rights and Social Justice. Indicates Salazar Cruz, taking into consideration that Latin America and the Caribbean is the most urbanized region of the third world. Between 1987 and 2005 urban population has grown from 69% to 77% of the total population. To all this we must add that urban poverty is a key problem: 39% of the families of the cities live below the poverty line and 54% of the extremely poor live in cities. Air pollution is controlled and managed better in big cities such as Ciudad de Mexico and Santiago, but in small and medium-sized cities where it is more difficult to gain access to resources and control technologies for the management of the urban area is growing.

Production and consumption are concentrated in urban areas, thus affecting surrounding ecosystems through deforestation, land degradation, loss of biodiversity, pollution of soil, air and water and extraction of construction materials. Municipal solid waste production has increased in the region. Although 81% of all municipal solid waste generated is collected, only 23% receives a proper treatment. Of course we cannot deny that Latin America still has large lungs as the Amazon and mountains, forests which guarantee if you know them care for a guarantee for the preservation of the environment.

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