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Rio 20 Summit 2012

Dear Rio+20: A Call for Inspired Leadership and Imaginative Action

Michael Trainer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green
Michael Trainer

As the Rio+20 summit came to a close there was a mixture of sentiment in the air, none of which is excitement.

Africa After Rio+20

Muhammad Yunus | Posted 08.22.2012 | World
Muhammad Yunus

Africa is forecast to be the continent worst hit by climate change. Increasing harvests and food production in these challenging circumstances requires a major commitment, by governments within and outside the continent, to fund a climate-resilient Green Revolution in Africa.

Including Non-Communicable Diseases in the Rio+20 Dialogue on Sustainable Futures

Nalini Saligram | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Nalini Saligram

If the aim of Rio+20 is to create a better future, we're missing an enormous opportunity to address one of the biggest challenges we're facing today: non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Tipping Point

Donald L. Sparks | Posted 08.13.2012 | College
Donald L. Sparks

A group of 22 scientists sounded an alarming call to action last week. Their paper in the June 7 issue of Nature, carries the benign-sounding title, "Approaching a State Shift in Earth's Biosphere." But their conclusions are nothing short of a disaster warning.

Rio+20: "We Are Made Wise by the Responsibility of Our Future"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 07.21.2012 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

In less than a month, world leaders will gather in Rio de Janeiro for the United Nation's 2012 Earth Summit. At stake: a new global green deal that could pull our planet back from the brink of irreversible climate change.

Should Information and Communications Technology Experts Have a Seat at the Table During the Rio+20 Summit?

Daniel Kent | Posted 07.15.2012 | Technology
Daniel Kent

The Rio+20 Summit doesn't appear to have been updated to include a technology that was in its infancy in 1992 -- Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

Rio+20 Conference Faces Uncertain Outcome

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 07.11.2012 | Green

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The largest-ever United Nations conference, a summit billed as a historic opportunity to build a greener future, appears to be...