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Indigenous Peoples from all regions of the world met at the “Indigenous Peoples International Conference on Sustainable Development and Self Determination,”  from June 17 – 19,  2012 at the Museu da República in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is the declaration that will be delivered to worl...
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Sustainability wasn't always a hot theme, particularly in the world of finance. But looking at the new UNCTAD World Investment Report, that's quickly changing. Every year, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) publishes the World Investment Report, which looks at "non-equi...
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by Olivier Hoedeman There is a growing outcry at the corporate capture of United Nations action on sustainable development - a campaigner reports from the Rio Summit The lobbyists will be out in force at this week's Rio Summit on sustainable development - fighting to make sure that any proposals t...
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By SIMON ROMERO and JOHN M. BRODER Burdened by low expectations, snarled by endless traffic congestion and shunned by President Obama, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development ended here as it began, under a shroud of withering criticism. The antipoverty organization CARE called the...
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By Bruce Jones Early Tuesday morning, 1,000 or so advanced delegates at Rio+20 earth summit (formally, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development) laid down their pens and shut off their laptops. At noon, Brazil's foreign minister, Antonio Patriota, gaveled through the Outcome Documen...
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by Fiona Harvey Like The Great Gatsby, this summit failed to measure up to the challenge of a new world, preferring to recreate the failures of the past, "And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once ...
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By Roli Mahajan "We are here to articulate and build our vision of a sustainable future," Karuna Rana, 24, one of Rio+20's youth speakers, said in addressing the gathering's opening plenary. But that wasn't quite how youth saw the sustainable development summit turning out as it finished Friday. ...
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What's with the name?The official title is the 'United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development'. The '+20' is because the conference is being held on the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Rio earth summit, a huge event which was attended by more than 100 world leaders, including then US president G...
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By Leon Kaye Aruba’s government, led by Prime Minister Mike Eman, announced this afternoon at the Rio+20 Conference that the country is partnering with the Carbon War Room (CWR) to transition to an energy portfolio of 100 percent renewables. CWR, one of Richard Branson’s many sustainability initiat...
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The UN sustainable development summit in Rio de Janeiro has formally opened with a warning from UN head Ban Ki-moon that progress on the issue is too slow. The secretary-general told world leaders and other ministers that "words must translate into action". On the summit's fringes, international f...
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By Bryan Walsh First the bad news: the planet is in peril. On June 6, an international team of scientists published a study in the journal Nature warning that because of human activity, Earth is reaching a potentially catastrophic tipping point. Humans have already radically altered 43% of the pla...
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By Katrin Muff Rio Dialogues offers a public debate on the critical topic “Water”, currently on at Rio Centro. Dialogues is a public direct democratic initiative by the Brazilian government as their contribution to RIO+20. Within the main auditorium I found a highly diverse and young crowd of appro...
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  An estimated 9 million species of living things inhabit the Earth — plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms such as algae and bacteria. But those species are disappearing at an alarming rate, and this loss of biodiversity appears to be a major driver of environmental changes that can af...
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Promises made at previous summits have not delivered enough protection for the oceans — campaigners are pushing for better results from Rio+20, writes Prime Sarmiento.   This month, scientists, campaigners and many developing nations are optimistic they will set in motion a deal on the conser...
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At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the fut...
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by Hannah Griffiths Official support for marketising nature to stop its destruction means the practical action at Rio+20 will be at People's summit The 1992 Rio Earth summit established "sustainable development" firmly in the global political lexicon – even though the term meant, and continues to ...
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