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United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Inclusion of urban poverty issues within the Habitat III discussion

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 05.03.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau As the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) approaches, the inclusion of urban ...

Club de Madrid: Democracy Is Still the Missing Ingredient in SDGs

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 09.25.2015 | World
José Ramos-Horta

The Club de Madrid welcomes the effort made by UN Members to prioritize inclusion, giving it much more relevance than in the previous Millennium Development Goals. We, nevertheless, continue to note the absence of a specific and direct reference in support of representative democracy.

Big Data Can Drive SDGs With Improved Accountability and Transparency: A Question of Trust

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
André Corrêa d'Almeida

The rise of big data can help build a framework, shifting away from macro-analysis and demographics to individualized targeting.

PHOTOS: Ocean Trash Becomes Illuminated Art

Posted 06.21.2012 | Green

How do you draw attention to the scourge of plastics polluting our oceans? If you're an artist at the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development, bein...

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.

A New Vision for Sustainable Agriculture for Rio+20 Summit

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
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 Promises of Rio

Kathleen Rogers | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green
Kathleen Rogers

Rio+20 is a historic chance to move away from business-as-usual and end environmental destruction, reduce poverty, jumpstart the green economy and chart a course to a sustainable future. But the outlook is bleak.

Young Activist On Being A Change-Maker And A Change-Earner

Lisa Curtis | Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact
Lisa Curtis

For most of my life, I've specialized in working really hard without getting paid. This specialty seems inherent to many young people who seek to crea...

What's Your Wish For Rio+20?

Posted 06.14.2012 | Green

With the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development -- also known as Rio+20 -- quickly approaching, world leaders are preparing to meet in R...

Rio+20: The Young Can't Wait

William S. Becker | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
William S. Becker

Unconstrained by diplomacy, I would put it this way: If we insist on ruining the planet, we can no longer call ourselves the most intelligence species. We have the tools, but we're not fully using them. We know what to do, but we're not doing it.

Ready for Rio: Earth Summit Call for Action

Matt Petersen | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Matt Petersen

The Earth Summit is about protecting our planet -- and preserving our future. Now, we are joining our colleagues at Green Cross International and other environmental nonprofits in asking everyone, but particularly younger generations, to become engaged and speak up for a brighter and greener future.

Are Monsanto's Days Numbered? 50+ Organizations Urging GMO Ban

Organic | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

A document signed by more than 50 civil society organizations (CSOs) is asking the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development scheduled to take place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012, to ban the use of genetically modified foods.