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Rio 20

After Rio, It's All Up to Us. But What Does That Actually Mean?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Let's face it. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) was a flop -- at least the part that involved negotiations amongst governments.

Rio+20: Leadership from New Directions

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

Twenty years ago, who would have thought that these would be the players creating a bold new model for sustainability in the 21st century?

Asia Should Lead in Sustainable Development

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 08.26.2012 | Green
José Ramos-Horta

Rather than attempting to forge the one agreement that will change the course of the world, or being satisfied with one without much substance, it may be more realistic, practical and effective to think on a regional level.

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...

Clinton: Family Planning Key To Sustainability

AP | JULIANA BARBASSA | Posted 08.22.2012 | Impact

Rio de Janeiro — Hillary Rodham Clinton took a stand for women's reproductive rights during the Rio+20 United Nations conference on Friday, sayi...

Rio+20 Kicks Off!

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Rio+20 seeks to establish an institutional framework for sustainable development and to establish a green economy. While not legally binding, the document that emerges from Rio+20 will serve as a roadmap for sustainable development.

Don't Miss the Point and Opportunity of Rio -- Keep Children at the Center

World Vision | Posted 08.21.2012 | Impact
World Vision

The conference will focus on "the future we want" -- how a green economy contributes to sustainable development, and how sustainable development eradicates poverty.

Development Banks Vow $175 Billion For Clean Transport

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici RIO DE JANEIRO, June 20 (Reuters Point Carbon) - The world's eight largest development banks said on Wednesday th...

The Revolution in Rio

Erik Rasmussen | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green
Erik Rasmussen

The U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio can be the take-off for the next industrial revolution driven by business and civil society. The conference can mark a change in leadership from a political top down process to a bottom up movement.

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...

Rio +20: A Date With History (in the Making)

Kelly Rigg | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

The organizers of the 2012 Summit aim to leave Rio with commitments to work for a green economy that assures sustainable development and the eradication of poverty.

Why We Need A Global Environmental Organization

Bonian Golmohammadi | Posted 03.05.2012 | World
Bonian Golmohammadi

We must invest the time and resources to form a more effective, coherent and focused governance system in order to truly achieve our goals and build a better, sustainable future.

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

Organic Authority.com | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green
Organic Authority.com

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.

Countdown to 2012: The Road to Rio +20

Kelly Rigg | Posted 07.31.2011 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Will this turn out to be another "Copenhagen moment" for the climate movement? With record levels of carbon emissions creating fears of increased warming, it's certain Rio +20 will present a moment for decisive action.