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Rio+20 Earth Summit: Putting a Human Face on Climate Change Around the World

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Fighting climate change has not been a front-burner issue at the Rio+20 Earth Summit. But it has been a priority that underlies many of the discussions and actions that we see from the thousands who are here in Rio.

Rio+20 Earth Summit: Success, More or Less

Bob Keefe | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green
Bob Keefe

No, the document that government officials produced after months of negotiation doesn't contain much that will make the planet a better place for me or my daughters. It lacks teeth. It ignores pressing issues like the need to expand renewable energy and protect ocean life on the high seas.

Stormy Weather for Fossil Fuel Subsidies: 100,000 Messages in 24 Hours to Rio20+

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Yesterday’s 24 hours of tweets calling for the end of fossil fuels subsidies is part of a broad movement telling our leaders that it is time to ...

Public, Politicians, and Others Rally to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies at Rio+20

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Over the last 24 hours the social media world was abuzz with ending fossil subsidies as a core part of efforts to address global warming.

Finding the Heart of the Rio+20 Earth Summit: A Growing Call for Action From around the World

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

To dig deeper and find the heart in the Rio+20 Earth Summit, we need to look at the public mobilization that is driving governments to take action.

The Public Supports Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies -- Let's See That as an Action From the Earth Summit

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

Far from governments actually ending fossil fuel subsidies, the International Energy Agency reports that in 2012 governments are expected to spend nearly three times more money subsidizing fossil fuels than they did in 2009.

At Rio's Giant Trash Dump, Protecting People and Oceans Alike

Leila Monroe | Posted 08.17.2012 | Green
Leila Monroe

Around the dump, impoverished Brazilians live, work and play in the discards of consumerism. Toxic chemicals, fetid liquid, and a river of plastic trash all pollute the salt water around the mangroves, which eventually runs out to the sea.

A Beacon in the Fog: Opportunities for International Cooperation on World Oceans Day, at Rio+20 and Beyond

Leila Monroe | Posted 08.09.2012 | Green
Leila Monroe

Humans have incredible technological skill and drive to produce and expand. This skill and drive, however, is not yet matched by a drive to collectively curtail the massive environmental damage we are wreaking on the Earth and the systems that keep us alive.

You Can't Make Sushi With Lasagna: A Potluck Approach to the Rio+20 Earth Summit

S. Jacob Scherr | Posted 07.11.2012 | Green
S. Jacob Scherr

Imagine you are trying to come up with the perfect recipe for a summer solstice party you're hosting with 193 friends. The caveat: Each guest insists ...

High-level Panel Urges Phase-out of Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Commitment to Low-carbon Energy

Jake Schmidt | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

22 high level representatives have just released Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing, setting out recommendations to "put sustainable development into practice and... economic policy as quickly as possible."

Ready for Rio: Earth Summit Call for Action

Matt Petersen | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Matt Petersen

The Earth Summit is about protecting our planet -- and preserving our future. Now, we are joining our colleagues at Green Cross International and other environmental nonprofits in asking everyone, but particularly younger generations, to become engaged and speak up for a brighter and greener future.

Renewable Energy Keeps Growing: Earth Summit in Rio Provides Opportunity for More Action

Jake Schmidt | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Next year at the Earth Summit, countries and companies have a chance to build upon momentum by committing to deeper actions to spur renewable energy deployment. This is an important opportunity that shouldn't be missed.

Key Actions on Climate & Energy That World Leaders Need to Take at the Earth Summit in 2012

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Carbon pollution from fossil fuel use reached the highest level yet in 2010, according to the International Energy Agency. So should we throw up our hands?

How to Advance Climate Change & Clean Energy Action at the Rio Earth Summit

Jake Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Schmidt

The world’s leaders will be meeting June 4-6, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Rio+20 Earth Summit.  This Summit is an important...