The acceptance of failure at the UN summit of sustainable development is almost worse than the failure itself.
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) pushes for progress on sustainable development agenda in Rio as major businesses joins call to action.
Country’s ambassador to the UK says summit can overcome high expectations and mimic the impact that the original Earth Summit had on Brazil.
New study which warns the world is dangerously close to planet-wide tipping point calls for population to be drastically lowered, and for people to be forced to be materially poorer.
After criticising agenda negotiations last week UN Secretary General declares his own ideas for the summit.
Christiana Figueres stresses that while the Earth Summit is not part of formal climate negotiations, work on both agendas offer positive reinforcement.
The Aldersgate Group brought together a group of corporate leaders including Unilever, Microsoft and PepsiCo, and gave them 100 seconds to pitch an idea for a sustainable future. Food, energy and water security all featured but which would win the day?
If Rio+20 is going to put the world on course for sustainable development, it would certainly help if we agreed on where we wanted to go. Oxfam’s Kate Raworth may have the answer…
Living Planet Index has declined 30% since 1970 as WWF calls for change of pace in the response at Rio+20.
Thousands of delegates at the Earth Summit in 1992 pledged to make the planet a better home for future generations. RTCC wants to hear how the original signatories think they are doing.
Lindsay Clinton from the SustainAbility think tank explains the impending Rio Summit can help link business, environment and development for everyone’s benefit.
UN Secretary-General calls for progress on draft agenda before summit to maximise results of summit.
The head of UNEP and the Secretary Generals of Rio ’92 and Rio+10 joins other senior figures in praising the achievements of the seminal conference, but call for more action in this Regeneration Project video.
George Bush Senior told the Earth Summit in 1992 that his country would be the “world leader” in environmental protection, but look a little closer and the next 20 years of US policy can be seen under the surface.
Two-week long second round of talks could only agree on 21 of 420 paragraphs.
The challenges facing policy makers at this summer’s Rio+20 have evolved significantly since 1992. RTCC looks though the major changes in the world from cattle stock growth to cattle class passengers via climate change and urbanisation.
The RTCC Rio+20 Student Workshop showed that the breadth of the conference’s agenda leads to huge complexity but also massive potential.
The Cuban dictator has remained engaged with the environmental sector recently criticising Canada’s exploitation of the tar sands. As part of our Rio+20 coverage, we look back at his speech from the Earth Summit in 1992.