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Rio Plus 20

Rio+20 -- What Comes Next?

Kazuhiko Takemoto | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green
Kazuhiko Takemoto

During my time at Rio+20, I was only able to attend a handful events. But even so, it was clear to me that the tremendous challenges our world is facing are being met with an equally impressive amount of energy and enthusiasm to find the right solutions.

Big Wins at Rio+20's: A Platform, Partnerships and Business Opportunities to Stop Plastic Pollution

Leila Monroe | Posted 08.22.2012 | Green
Leila Monroe

What do mushrooms, tires and soda bottles have in common? They are all being used, recycled or even upcycled through innovative programs that prevent waste from entering the environment.

Are You Here to 'Save Face' or to Save Us?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

It would take a brave soul to stand in front of one of the largest and most important gatherings the United Nations has ever held and ask this question: Are you here to 'save face' or to save us?

Food and Water: Collaboration for the Next Billion

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 06.21.2012 | Green
Dr. Derek Yach

As government leaders from 100+ countries gather in Rio 20 years after the original Earth Summit, it is encouraging that water has emerged as one of the priorities.

Lessons for Rio+20

Corey Brinkema | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Corey Brinkema

As world leaders meet in Rio to develop an environmental agenda for the next 20 years, there are lessons from the history of the FSC that should inform the decisions they make.

Rio+20 Summit Begins Under A Cloud Of Criticism

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green

* Global leaders gather to discuss vague text * Even delegations that backed draft text unhappy * Demonstrations across Rio de Janeiro (...

Fossil Fuel Subsidies: The Answer Lies in the Gulf

Rocky Kistner | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Rocky Kistner

NRDC and a variety of NGOs are demanding that world leaders stop coddling the fossil fuel industry and focus instead on promoting rapidly developing clean energy technologies to protect our natural resources and maintain a sustainable planet.

A New Vision for Sustainable Agriculture for Rio+20 Summit

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 08.19.2012 | Home
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

A renewed global commitment to sustainability at Rio+20 will miss the mark if it does not explicitly address the needs and opportunities in agriculture.

The Tyranny of Big Meetings

John Feffer | Posted 08.19.2012 | Home
John Feffer

Will the UN confront powerful interests in Wall Street and the military-industrial complex? Its record, of late, is not encouraging, notwithstanding all the off-gassing of Big Conservatives. Still, if the UN were to muster some gumption, its latest Big Meeting would qualify as a big deal.

#EndingFossilFuelSubsidies in Pictures, Video & Tweets: Why Rio+20 Needs to Act

Jake Schmidt | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Jake Schmidt

Citizens around the world are rallying for governments to clearly commit to phase out fossil fuel subsides at Rio+20. And here are some pictures, a video, and tweets which documents this strong public support.

2 Decades Later, A Very Different Summit

Reuters | Paulo Prada and Nina Chestney | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green

By Paulo Prada and Nina Chestney RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - As Brazil welcomes nearly 120 heads of state and government for a summit on...