Rio + 20

Voluntary commitments by countries, corporations and citizens secure Rio+20 legacy

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the world that although the Rio+20 forum has ended, the work to bring about a sustainable planet was only just beginning.

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UN Secretary-General encouraged by Rio+20 outcome

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he’s encouraged by the strong political commitment to the Rio+20 Outcome Document.

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Bhutan PM promotes link between happiness and sustainability at Rio +20

Heads of state are sharing their views on a sustainable future for the planet at the UN’s Rio+20 conference in Brazil.

Bhutan’s Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley says he has a simple message to deliver: be happy. 

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UN nuclear energy agency to launch centre to study ocean acidification

 Rising amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have caused the world’s oceans to become more acidic, thus threatening the survival of marine ecosystems. 

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UN Secretary-General says Rio+20 marks a beginning for the world

The landmark Rio+20 conference opened on Wednesday with a call for action from heads of state and governments as the world watches. 

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Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature promotes its cause at Rio+20

More than 100 heads of State and government, along with thousands of people from civil society are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

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UN gets ready to host the world at RIO +20

The international community is gathering in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development known as Rio+20 which officially begins 20 June.

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Promoting the advantages of “mobile money” in East Africa

The use of cell phones for money transfers, payments and more sophisticated financial activities is becoming increasingly popular in East Africa.

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Rio+20: Covenant of Mayors present proposals for the energy transition

Many European cities spend more on heating schools than on education itself, according to the Mayor of Heidelberg, Germany.

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Progress toward an agreement on desertification in Rio

The yearly commemoration of the World Day to Combat Desertification (17 June) took place on the eve of the opening of the UN Conference on Sustainable Deve

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