Rio + 20

The People’s Summit at Rio + 20

 

The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro is this week hosting two parallel conferences on a common sustainable future.

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At Rio+20, Dubai girl calls on youth to bring about ‘The Future We Want’

 

Roughly six inches of top soil separates humanity from extinction, according to the UN agency which works to protect this resource.

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Girl Guides and Girl Scouts at the Rio+20 conference

A delegation of 24 young women from 15 different countries is in Brazil to represent the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts organizations, at the UN’s conference on sustainable development, known as Rio+20.

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Clean and affordable energy essential for sustainable development

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) works to apply nuclear technology in four of the seven areas identified as priorities for the UN conference on Sustainable Development or Rio+20: energy, food, water and oceans.

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Ambassadors get on their bikes to promote sustainable transportation

With the Rio+20 conference just weeks away, diplomats in New York are doing their part to promote sustainable urban transport.

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Rio+20 conference chief tells delegates “come ready to commit”

The countdown has begun for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development known as Rio+20.

More than 50,000 people, including 135 heads of state, are expected to attend the forum in Brazil this month.

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“Green Passport” initiative comes to Rio

Even if you have a national passport, the UN Environment Programme, UNEP, and Brazil are encouraging all who visit Rio de Janeiro these days to get a “Green Passport”.

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Private sector gears up for Rio+20

Ahead of the UN’s Rio+20 conference on sustainable development, the Global Compact, a UN voluntary initiative for responsible corporate citizenship will hold its own forum.

Over 1,000 business people from 130 countries are expected to attend from 15-18 June in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Global Compact brings business leaders together ahead of Rio +20

Just ahead of the Rio+20 conference in June, business leaders will be meeting to discuss how they can add to the forum on sustainable development.

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Rio+20 is about people’s aspirations: UN

Next month, the world will gather in Brazil for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

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