June 18, 2012 (via 3blmedia.com) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – New ways to bring energy, light and water to the world´s rapidly expanding cities, and possibilities for small-scale farmers to emerge from poverty and feed the world´s growing population, emerged from the third day of the private sector track to the Rio + 20 summit.
By 2050, 75 per cent of the world population will live in urban areas, creating huge infrastructure and sustainability challenges. One of them is that a smaller part of the population will need to grow food for the rest, in a fashion that supports the environment and can cope with anticipated effects of climate change.
Organized by the UN Global Compact, the 15-18 June Corporate Sustainability Forum brings together close to 3,000 participants from the private sector, as well as educators, environmentalists and grassroots leaders. Results from the Forum will be reported to the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), also taking place in Rio de Janeiro. Continue Reading>>