NGO’s political director slams compromise agreement proposed by Brazil as an abject failure being steered by the interests of multinationals.
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A 58m sub-sea laboratory could drastically increase the length of time that scientists can observe the oceans.
G77+China group issued ultimatum over finance and fossil fuel subsidies on Thursday but back at the table today.
Countries can’t consider themselves developed until they maintain high quality of life without detrimental effects on resources and the environment.
Country’s ambassador to the UK says summit can overcome high expectations and mimic the impact that the original Earth Summit had on Brazil.
Maria van der Hoeven, executive director of the IEA says that much of the technology to deliver on Ban Ki-moon’s Sustainable Energy for All project is available leaving governments to roll-out the right policies.
Co-chairs call for calm as diplomats lose cool during last pre-Rio talks on sustainable development agenda.
As part of our Rio+20 series focused on business and sustainable development we examine what the Stockholm Environment Institute believes will be an unprecedented energy transition needed in the next decade.
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.
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.