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This is the Future I Want

11. 8.2012
Trees are down all over my neighborhood and at night it is pitch dark, with only the moon as light. I feel paralyzed with cold. It is a...
Obama's International Clean Energy Strategy, a Tale of Two Agencies

Obama's International Clean Energy Strategy, a Tale of Two Agencies

10.22.2012
With the clean energy market topping $263 billion globally, and a solar trade war raging, the ending to this tale is crucial for U.S. competitiveness...

Course Correction

09.16.2012
By the sheer number of initiatives in this arena and the degree to which other efforts are trying to hitch their wagon to the trend, it...
After Rio+20: What Now for the Ocean?

After Rio+20: What Now for the Ocean?

08. 9.2012
While perceptions may differ about the value of the overall outcomes for this year's Earth Summit, I believe most would agree that it is...
We Can't Put a Price on Nature

We Can't Put a Price on Nature

07.24.2012
The so-called "green economy," which governments, business leaders, and some environmental organizations touted at last month's summit...

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The Light at the End of the Summit

07.20.2012
Last week, the first step was taken at the United Nations to form the working group that will elaborate these goals. As a serious advocate...
Business Corps Volunteers Advance Long-Term Development in Rio

Business Corps Volunteers Advance Long-Term Development in Rio

07.17.2012
We know that healthy communities and investment in workforce development are good for business. And after six months of work, the International...

Reflections on Rio: Encouraging Cloud Over the Earth Summit

07.10.2012
Since returning from Rio, I have already participated in a number of debriefings about the summit. I am pleased to see the interest, but...
Why it Matters That 15 Women in Rural Bangladesh Have Pictures of Me in Their Phones

Why it Matters That 15 Women in Rural Bangladesh Have Pictures of Me in Their Phones

07. 6.2012
When I asked the women I met in rural Bangladesh how many owned phones, most did. But when I probed on what they used them for, the answer...

Rio+20: Success of Failure?

07. 5.2012
International summits do not necessarily have the dramatic intensity to satisfy our appetite for spectacle. However, they do serve an important...

Rio+20: Why It Failed?

07. 4.2012
The Rio+20 UN conference on sustainable development is over. The conference declaration, titled "The Future We Want," is a weak and meaningless...
Women Leave Rio+20 Motivated to Galvanize Sustainability Around Family Planning and Reproductive Rights

Women Leave Rio+20 Motivated to Galvanize Sustainability Around Family Planning and Reproductive Rights

07. 2.2012
The Rio+20 outcome document -- though 49 pages long and consisting of 23,917 words -- mentions women in less than 0.01 percent of the entire...

Rio+20 Earth Summit: Miracles Can Happen

07. 2.2012
The road to success is often riddled with challenges and failures. No matter the outcomes that transpire at Rio+20, we must never give...
Reflections on Rio+20: Who Are These New Environmentalists Undaunted by Political Gridlock?

Reflections on Rio+20: Who Are These New Environmentalists Undaunted by Political Gridlock?

06.28.2012
I firmly believe a new generation of pragmatic and committed leaders was hard at work at the conference in Rio. Our job now is to identify...