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Call for Papers: International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability

Jun 26, 2012 2 Comments by

The International Advisory Board is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Ninth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability and the call for submissions to the peer-reviewed International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability.  The Sustainability Conference will be held 23 – 25 January 2013 at the International Conference Center Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan. The [...]

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Business Leaders Call for Action to Deal with Water Scarcity

Jun 19, 2012 No Comments by

Chief executives at 45 global companies sign UN communiqué calling for action to deal with water scarcity The chief executives of GlaxoSmithKline, Nestlé, Coca-Cola and Shell are among 45 companies calling on governments meeting in Rio this week to make water security a top priority and work with the private sector to solve the growing [...]

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GEO-5: Key Conclusions and their Relation to the Outcome Document – Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Jun 16, 2012 No Comments by

SAVE THE DATE GEO-5: Key Conclusions and their Relation to the Outcome Document Hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme Wednesday, 20 June 2012 17:00-19:00 at Athlete’s Park, Rio de Janiero, Brazil UNEP’s flagship assessment report series – Global Environment Outlook – provides a comprehensive analysis of the state, trend and outlook of the global environment. The [...]

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Press Release: A New Global Architecture for Sustainability Governance

Jun 14, 2012 No Comments by

Ahead of Rio+20, the Worldwatch Institute explores ways that governments can move toward a more efficient architecture for environmental institutions Washington, D.C.—-At the upcoming Rio+20 summit from June 20 to 22, political leaders will embark on new measures to achieve sustainability by enhancing institutional capacity. In particular, the summit will seek to improve the United [...]

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Final Preparatory Committee Meeting for Rio+20 and Events to Attend

Jun 13, 2012 No Comments by

After the conclusion of the preparatory talks on June 2, Secretary General Sha Zukang said, “I sense a real dialogue– a real willingness to find common ground. This spirit is encouraging, and we must carry it to Rio.” However, he did add that the pace of the talks still needed to be  accelerated in order to [...]

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IPI Roundtable Calls for Coherence and Cooperation in International Environmental Governance

Jun 12, 2012 No Comments by

The International Peace Institute recently published the report of its roundtable discussion on reform options for international environmental governance, which highlights the need for coherence and cooperation within the UN system. The meeting, held on 14 December 2011, in New York, US, featured discussions on the current challenges for international environmental governance, system-wide frameworks and [...]

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