sustainable development

Rio+20: ‘cautious optimism’ as last round of outcome document talks nears end

There is a sense of “cautious optimism” among delegates negotiating the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), a UN official said today.

Rio+20 Feature: Seven Issues, Seven Experts – Disasters

Disasters – Envoy for Disaster Risk Reduction, Margareta Wahlström

Rio+20 Feature: Seven Issues, Seven Experts – Energy

Energy – Timothy Wirth, member of the High-Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All

Rio+20: as negotiations continue, civil society groups voice concerns in side-events

As delegates today continued negotiating the outcome agreement document for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), thousands of civil society representatives took part in side-events to discuss the economic, social and environmental issues at the heart of the Conference.

Rio+20: countries accelerate negotiations to reach accord on outcome document

Countries today started the last round of talks to come to an agreement on the draft outcome document on environmental, economic and social issues at the heart of the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

Rio+20 Feature: Seven Issues, Seven Experts – Oceans

Oceans – Andrew Hudson, Head of UNDP's Water and Ocean Governance Programme

Rio+20: interview with head of the UN Sustainable Development Conference

The Secretary-General of Rio+20, Sha Zukang, shares his thoughts on the main issues up for discussion, as well as his thoughts on what will make the Conference a success.

Rio+20: civil movements reflect desire for sustainable future, UN official says

Amidst the preparations for Rio+20 next week, the UN News Centre spoke with the event's Executive Coordinator, Henrietta Elizabeth Thompson, in Rio de Janeiro.

French President calls for action ‘today’ ahead of Rio+20 conference in Brazil

French President Francois Hollande today spoke of the need for urgent action on sustainable development issues ahead of a major United Nations conference in Brazil later this month.

UN bike ride highlights importance of sustainable transport

United Nations officials, diplomats and members of civil society organizations today took part in a bike ride in New York City to highlight the benefits of bicycling as a sustainable urban transportation method.