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Rio Dialogues Part III: Impact on Rio+20 and the Way Forward

Elischia Fludd | Posted 08.28.2012 | Green
Elischia Fludd

Indeed, the dialogues were an innovative process to the UN system that leaves many wondering if such a process will become a staple of UN engagement with civil society.

Rio+20: A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

On Friday afternoon, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development convened. Dubbed Rio+20, the conference was the largest UN summit ever held and marked the 20-year anniversary of the original Earth Summit also held in Rio.

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.

Tipping Point

Donald L. Sparks | Posted 08.13.2012 | College
Donald L. Sparks

A group of 22 scientists sounded an alarming call to action last week. Their paper in the June 7 issue of Nature, carries the benign-sounding title, "Approaching a State Shift in Earth's Biosphere." But their conclusions are nothing short of a disaster warning.

Saving the Ocean From a Wipeout

Laird Hamilton | Posted 08.10.2012 | Green
Laird Hamilton

Surfers know the importance of balance. It's the difference between a great ride and a wipeout, and it's a principle we can learn a lot from when it comes to how we treat the oceans we love so much.

Grim Environmental Report Released On The Eve Of Rio+20

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green

* Only four of 90 goals making significant progress * Climate change, fish stocks showing little or no progress * Rio+20...

At Rio+20 Earth Summit, Governments Must "Show Us the Money"

Richard Steiner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
Richard Steiner

For decades, our collective "ecological footprint" has exceeded what the Earth can sustainably provide, now by over 50 percent. This may be our last best chance to deal seriously with the global environmental crisis before it is too late.