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Why The Millennial Generation Needs to Redefine Sustainability
15-year-old sustainability activist
In this climactic era of international connectivity and collaboration, the millennial generation has the unique capability to call upon each of its members and unite towards sustainability.
Global Leaders at Rio+20 Needed to Consider Buckminster Fuller's Big Question
L. Steven Sieden
World renowned speaker and expert sharing Buckminster Fuller's...
The Rio+20 conference was a bust because our so-called leaders could not decide on a purpose much less any significant results. This seems like a predictable outcome given Buckminster Fuller's perspective that "all politics are not only obsolete but lethal."
Rio+20: Empty Promises Won't Fill Empty Bellies
President and CEO, Heifer International
Despite the bold title and the sheer size of the gathering -- nearly 50,000 participants, including more than 100 heads of state or government -- no enforceable commitments on climate change or any of the other global challenges came out of the summit.
Alternative Commitments at Rio+20 Make Big Impact
Writer and Sustainability Strategist, SustainAbility
Many have decried the final Rio+20 outcome document as weak and watered down, but the news is not all bad. Amidst the negative sentiments, there are new areas of commitment that foster hope that we are making meaningful progress in moving the needle on the sustainability agenda.
Africa After Rio+20
Africa is forecast to be the continent worst hit by climate change. Increasing harvests and food production in these challenging circumstances requires a major commitment, by governments within and outside the continent, to fund a climate-resilient Green Revolution in Africa.
Diplomats Agree On 'Weak' Text For Rio+20
Politicians Can't Save the Environment
The Rio+20 summit will accentuate the management crisis that characterizes international environmental corporation. New networks -- spearheaded by companies, NGOs and cities -- will set the agenda for the future
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