New report claims UN is only organisation able to implement Sustainable Development Goals that are set to guide economic thinking until 2050
Early draft of post 2015 development goals includes renewable energy and efficiency targets despite objections from Saudi Arabia
New group representing Least Developed Countries says post-2015 agenda should focus on role of rich nation in damaging environment
RTCC talks to Melinda Bohannon, Head of the Climate and Environment Strategy Unit at Department for International Development about how sustainability and climate change issues help shape the UK development agenda.
As the Rio+20 negotiations come to a close, NGOs including Christian Aid, Oxfam and Third World Network offer their reaction to the proceedings and say they are willing to mobilise with those at the conference – both inside and outside the negotiations – to ensure a pathway forwards.
Co-chairs call for calm as diplomats lose cool during last pre-Rio talks on sustainable development agenda.
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…
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.
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.
With the concept likely to be high on the agenda at Rio+20, what makes a good sustainable energy project and how can we ensure the benefits are maximised?
As the world prepares for Rio, RTCC wants you to add your voice to the growing numbers of people calling for real, solid action towards a sustainable future.