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Welcome to the new CitNet website

Join us in spreading the news! In response to your helpful suggestions and after many days and nights of dedicated effort, we are pleased to present on this World Environment Day the new website for the Citizens Network for Sustainable Development. Note that this website is a collective work-in-progress -- there is a lot of information which is waiting for your help to get posted here.

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Rio+20 begins

Rio de Janeiro. After months of preparations and anticipation, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development begins.


Citizens Summit on Sustainable Development

CitNet was one of the organizers of this meeting to prepare for the June 2012 UN Conference on Environment & Development in Rio de Janeiro (Rio+20).

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Livestreaming of Citizens Summit

We are excited to announce that three sessions of the Citizens' Summit will be livestreamed at The only necessary equipment is a computer with access to the internet.

The panels streamed will be:


Citizens Summit on Sustainable Development

On March 24-25, the US-Canada Citizens Summit on Sustainable Development will bring together citizen organizations and networks, educators, government policymakers, business representatives, youth and others across North America to review progress towards sustainability since the 1992 Earth Summit and to identity the key p

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EPA's new sustainability framework

The National Researach Council has released its report, in response to a request from EPA, on a framework for incorporating sustainabilitiy into the EPA's principles and decision making, helping the agency to better assess the social, environmental and economic impacts involved in its decisions -- known as the "three pillars" paradigm.

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UN Under-Secretary General calls for US leadership on Rio+20

 On June 28, 2011, UN Under General Secretary Sha Zukang spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, calling upon the United States for its leadership in getting the world's governments and citizens to re-commit themselves to the global challenge of sustainable development -- one of t

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Rio+20 co-chairs invite inputs for compilation document

This past March the co-chairs of the UNCSD Bureau prepared a "guidance note" for inputs from Member States and "other stakeholders" into a compilation document "to serve as basis for the preparation of zero draft of the outcome document." This includes comments and recommendations from governments, civil society organizations (i.e., "Major Groups"), and o