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Rio+20: Empty Promises Won't Fill Empty Bellies

Pierre Ferrari | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact
Pierre Ferrari

Despite the bold title and the sheer size of the gathering -- nearly 50,000 participants, including more than 100 heads of state or government -- no enforceable commitments on climate change or any of the other global challenges came out of the summit.

The Climate Post: Rio+20 Pushes on With Weak Text, Mixed Predictions

Tim Profeta | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green
Tim Profeta

Delegates from around the world met in Rio de Janeiro to discuss how to make the planet more sustainable. A new poll indicates many Americans believe there's been an environmental decline in the last 10 years and they are attributing it to human activity.

Alternative Commitments at Rio+20 Make Big Impact

Lindsay Clinton | Posted 08.24.2012 | Green
Lindsay Clinton

Many have decried the final Rio+20 outcome document as weak and watered down, but the news is not all bad. Amidst the negative sentiments, there are new areas of commitment that foster hope that we are making meaningful progress in moving the needle on the sustainability agenda.