Feb. 21, 2012 – (via AllAfrica.com) More than 300 African civil society organizations on Sunday called on delegates who are due to attend the 12th Special Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF) in Nairobi this week to unite towards a climate justice agenda and green economy. Continue reading>>
Feb. 20, 2012 – (via Eurasia Review) Rio de Janeiro will host the third Earth Summit, or “Rio+20″, in June this year – 20 years after the first Earth Summit in 1992. At Rio+20 all governments will be asked to re-dedicate themselves to the goal of a “green economy”. How will ASEAN respond to this significant event and its challenges? Rio+20 Summit And ASEAN: Towards A Green Economy – Analysis.
Feb. 17, 2012 - (via State of Green) – UN and Aarhus University launch a global competition related to the UN Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. State of Green supports the initiative by co-sponsoring competition prize. Continue reading>>
Feb. 14, 2012 - (via The Guardian) LONDON - The draft outcome for the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development – The Future We Want – has valiantly tried to squeeze 2,298 pages of submissions into a 19-page set of priorities. The text is a mixed bag containing the hopeful, the vague and the promising. Unlike the first Rio conference, the meeting in June will not produce “hard law” agreements (such as the climate and biodiversity conventions). Continue reading>>
Feb. 14, 2012 (via European Commission) BRUSSELS - The strategy aims to shift the EU towards a greater use of renewable bio-resources. The goal is a more innovative and low emissions economy with secure resources. Continue reading>>
Feb. 13, 2012 - (via DEFRA) LONDON - The UK will be a driving force in pressing for new goals to help the world embrace a greener and more sustainable economy at this summer’s major UN conference in Brazil, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman pledged today. Continue reading>>
Feb. 13, 2012 - (via TheConversation.edu.au) In June 2012 around 40,000 participants are expected to attend one of the most important environmental gatherings in a generation – Rio+20. A draft agenda has been released, bearing the slogan “The Future We Want”. It identifies seven critical issues for new sustainable development goals that will be released in Rio: jobs, energy, cities, food, water, oceans and disasters. Continue reading>>
Feb. 13, 2012 (via UNCSD) BRUSSELS – European leaders meeting in Brussels have mapped out a bold agenda ahead of the Rio summit, vowing to transform development aid, help provide renewable electricity to the world’s neediest people, and strengthen the United Nations environment body. Continue reading>>
Feb 10, 2012 - (via Forbes) India has done well in the run-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Now it needs to strengthen institutional and financial support and involve the industry more Forbes India Magazine – India Needs Green Muscle at Rio+20.
Feb. 9, 2012 – (via SciDev.net) NEW DELHI – The world must develop different indicators on sustainable development that are not biased against developing countries, a major conference has heard. Call for new indicators of sustainable development – SciDev.Net.