Archive for May, 2012

Follow Up to Roads from Rio+20

May 30, 2012 No Comments by

Following up Natalia’s blog post: On May 30th 2012, the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency  published their report on sustainable development, Roads from Rio+20: Pathways to achieve global sustainability goals by 2050. The report, written by a number of authors including Frank Biermann, Philipp Patterberg, and Nicolien van der Grijp, analyses how the combination of technological measures and [...]

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WBCSD Releases Rio+20 Policy Proposals for Business

May 30, 2012 No Comments by

In May 2012, the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD)  released Changing Pace. The report contains the WBCSD’s formal policy proposals for Rio+20; it concludes that the right mix of policy initiatives provides the correct incentives to break the lock of business-as-usual. Changing Pace is an analysis of policy initiatives aimed at accelerating progress toward inclusive and [...]

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PBL Launches New Report on the Achievement of Global Sustainability Goals

May 25, 2012 No Comments by

Within the context of the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio + 20, the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) recently presented the executive summary of its report “Roads from Rio+20: Pathways to achieve global sustainability goals by 2050”. The full report will be published on May 30, 2012. The objective of this report is [...]

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UN spends $32 Billion on Natural Resource-Related Conflicts

May 23, 2012 No Comments by

A new report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on May 1st, 2012, titled ‘Greening the Blue Helmets: Environment, Natural Resources and UN Peacekeeping Operations’, disclosed that peacekeeping operations to address conflicts fuelled by natural resources have cost the UN system about $32 billion since the 1940s. Most of the natural resources-related conflicts [...]

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Rio + 20 to celebrate the Sustainable Development Dialogues

May 23, 2012 1 Comment by

Within the framework of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, the Government of Brazil and UNDP have extended an invitation to organizations and participants worldwide to take part in the Sustainable Development Dialogues. The dialogues are a virtual and direct platform for anyone who desires to add their voice to the Rio+20 Conference. It is [...]

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Publication Highlight: Solutions Journal

May 16, 2012 No Comments by

Solutions, a nonprofit print and online publication devoted to showcasing bold and innovative ideas for solving the world’s integrated ecological, social, and economic problems, is spotlighting an upcoming special issue to be published in anticipation of the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The  issue, “The Future We Want,” features an interview with Gus O’Donnell, [...]

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