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Rio 2012

Rio+20: Success of Failure?

Kátia Abreu | Posted 09.04.2012 | World
Kátia Abreu

International summits do not necessarily have the dramatic intensity to satisfy our appetite for spectacle. However, they do serve an important function for the dissemination of ideas which goes beyond appearances. This will certainly be the case with Rio +20.

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...

Tolstoy in Rio: A Climate Change Analogy

Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.21.2012 | Books
Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D.

Tolstoy's little-known short novel, Master and Man, holds the analogical key to resolving a critical issue of global economic justice. Tolstoy was regarded as a prophet in his own time, so why not in ours, too?

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 Dialogues Part I: WHY Should I Even Care?

Elischia Fludd | Posted 05.28.2012 | World
Elischia Fludd

In the big lead up to Rio+20, the community concerned about sustainable development is all a-buzz. But critics note that the level of civil society input lacks luster.

For the Next Earth Summit in Rio, We Want Action, Not More Grand Promises

Frances Beinecke | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

National governments have already agreed to hundreds of commitments to protect the environment and achieve a more sustainable future, yet many have deliver real change on the ground. The degradation of our planet continues.

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.