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Resilience in the Face of Disaster

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2013 | 9:46 AM

Some of you may remember the images of young Indonesian children fleeing their homes after Mount Merapi erupted a few years ago. Mount Merapi is one of the most active volcanoes in the world but, as it is situated in central Java, it is surrounded by densely populated...

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Rio+20 -- What Comes Next?

(3) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 6:22 PM

The U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) has drawn to a close and thousands of delegation members, heads of state and attendees have bid farewell to Rio de Janeiro. Expectations for Rio+20 were extremely high, but now the more important question is: what comes next? Or as U.N....

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Rio+20: A Radical Transformation for the Future We Want

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 11:44 AM

In order to improve the livelihood and well-being of all individuals and achieve a green economy, we need a radical transformation in our policies, technologies and patterns of production and consumption.

The good news is that there is a wide range of development strategies that have already proven their...

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Rio+20 and the Green Economy

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2012 | 5:36 PM

One of the major themes of the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development that's taking place in Rio right now is the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. The discourse around green growth can become, at times, unnecessarily complex but at the heart of...

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Rio 20: What Will Come of It?

(2) Comments | Posted June 17, 2012 | 8:49 PM

I've just arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for a conference that United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling a "once-in-a-generation opportunity to make real progress towards the sustainable economy of the future."

The U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development is bringing together world leaders, policymakers and...

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Education Is the Answer to Sustainable Development

(4) Comments | Posted November 21, 2011 | 8:22 AM

We're reaching a critical time in the field of sustainable development. At the end of October, the global population hit 7 billion. That number may not mean much on its own, but the rapid pace of global growth is what makes it truly concerning.

Since I was born, the...

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