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Official Rio Document Disappoints but People's Commitment to Sustainability Inspires
Former President, NRDC
The official Rio+20 document doesn't call for binding cuts in carbon pollution or set standards for expanding clean energy. We can't rely only on the slow wheels of government to address the urgent problems facing our planet. We must start doing it ourselves.
At Rio+20 Earth Summit, Two Places Where World Leaders Should Start
Trip Van Noppen
World leaders are arriving here in Rio to address some of the most daunting issues facing our planet. To be sure, the myriad problems we now face because we haven't taken more action to address global warming and sustainable development can seem daunting. Here's where to start.
Stop Public Handouts to Oil, Gas and Coal Companies, Now
Actor, director and environmental activist
We should not be subsidizing the destruction of our planet. Fossil fuels are literally cooking our planet, polluting our air and draining our wallets. Why should we continue to reward companies to do that?
Ocean Lovers Urge Leaders at Rio+20 to Make Real Commitments to Restore Oceans
Former President, NRDC
We know how to fish better, reduce pollution, and revive marine life. The question is: will we put these solutions in place? Will our leaders do what it takes to scale up smart strategies and set real, lasting recovery in motion?
Sustainability Is the Sensible Alternative
United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and ...
More people in the world are living better, but the natural world that underpins this prosperity is constantly being eroded.
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