Rio+20 begins

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Jun 21 2012 - 5:18am

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

Expectations on the outcomes of this meeting are mixed, depending on what...

Americans see environment deteriorating

Jun 21 2012 - 4:48am

 June 19, 2012. The Wshington Post conducted a survey of...

Citizens Summit on Sustainable Development

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Mar 20 2012 - 2:10pm

On March 24-25, the US-Canada Citizens Summit on Sustainable Development will bring together citizen organizations and networks, educators,...

UN releases Rio+20 zero draft document

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Jan 11 2012 - 10:09pm

The United Nations has finally released the document which everyone in the Rio+20 queue has been waiting for -- the so-called "...

International Buy Nothing Day

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Nov 26 2011 - 2:23pm

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...

UN NGO conference on Sustainable Societies,Responsive Citizens

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Sep 5 2011 - 2:00pm

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...

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

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Jul 10 2011 - 12:19am

 On June 28, 2011, UN Under General Secretary Sha Zukang spoke at the National Press Club in...

Rio+20 co-chairs invite inputs for compilation document

Jul 9 2011 - 11:46pm

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...

2010 Living Planet report: Alarm ringing for tropical biodiversity

Oct 15 2010 - 9:46am

Gland, Switzerland. WWF just released the new 2010 Living Planet report, which calls...

North American Roundtable launched at United Nations

Jun 25 2010 - 10:49am

In 2002 the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) reviewed progress that had been achieved in the decade since the UN Conference on Environment and Development (aka Earth Summit) in Rio...