Sustainability News

Sustainability News

Various news items dealing with different aspects of sustainability around the country and internationally, including developments in practices, policies, legislation, campaigns and science.

Also, look for sustainability news dealing with specific issues or places can be found on those pages.

Various news items dealing with different aspects of sustainability around the country and internationally, including developments in practices, policies, legislation, campaigns and science. Also, look for sustainability news dealing with specific issues or places can be found on those pages.

Sustainable America 2012: How Sustainable is Your Candidate?

Widener Law School's Environmental Law Center has created a website showing the positions of the major party U.S. Presidential candidates and Pennsylvania Senate candidates on a variety of sustainability issues.

Rio+20 begins

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

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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 http://www.livestream.com/yale. The only necessary equipment is a computer with access to the internet.

The panels streamed will be:

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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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UN releases Rio+20 zero draft document

The United Nations has finally released the document which everyone in the Rio+20 queue has been waiting for -- the so-called "zero draft" document which lays out the field of verbal battle that will take place over the next five m

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International Buy Nothing Day

Perhaps you managed to overcome the temptation to take advantage of all those great deals sweeping across the mass media in celebration of "Black Friday" -- the official launch of the Christmas shopping season.

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US Input to Rio+20

Along with more than 600 other submissions, the United States government posted its comments and recommendations to be added to the Chairman's "Compilation Document" to be discussed this December at the 2nd UN Intercessional meeting for Rio+20.

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UN NGO conference on Sustainable Societies,Responsive Citizens

At a UN NGO conference on Sustainable Societies held in Bonn, Germany on 3-5 September, responsive citizens discussed "connecting the dots" between local and global issues as part of the preparatory process for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to be held in Rio de Janeiro, 3-5 June 2012.

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