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Rio 20 Summit

Why The Millennial Generation Needs to Redefine Sustainability

Prashanth Ramakrishna | Posted 04.13.2013 | Teen
Prashanth Ramakrishna

In this climactic era of international connectivity and collaboration, the millennial generation has the unique capability to call upon each of its members and unite towards sustainability.

Global Leaders at Rio+20 Needed to Consider Buckminster Fuller's Big Question

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green
L. Steven Sieden

The Rio+20 conference was a bust because our so-called leaders could not decide on a purpose much less any significant results. This seems like a predictable outcome given Buckminster Fuller's perspective that "all politics are not only obsolete but lethal."

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.

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.

The Unhappy Environmental Summit

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 08.23.2012 | Green

RIO DE JANEIRO — It was hard to find a happy soul at the end of the Rio+20 environmental summit. Not within the legion of bleary-eyed governmen...

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.

Diplomats Agree On 'Weak' Text For Rio+20

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green

(Corrects to show U.S. was not among countries blocking clause on fossil fuel subsidies) * Text fails to define 'sustainable developme...

Politicians Can't Save the Environment

Peter Bjerregaard | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Peter Bjerregaard

The Rio+20 summit will accentuate the management crisis that characterizes international environmental corporation. New networks -- spearheaded by companies, NGOs and cities -- will set the agenda for the future

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...