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Follow-up to Rio+20: Sustainable Development in Action Newsletter

Jan 03, 2013 No Comments by

The United Nations Sustainable Development Platform has published the first issue of its new newsletter: Sustainable Development in Action. The newsletter is part of the efforts to follow-up on the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development, which took place in June, 2012. The outcome document of Rio+20 is entitled “The Future We Want,” and it prescribes [...]

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Conclusions From The African Green Revolution Forum

Oct 04, 2012 No Comments by

As fears of food insecurity heighten in Africa, attracting investment and innovation for sustainable agriculture dominated the discussions at the recently concluded African Green Revolution Forum. The Forum was held in Arusha, Tanzania from the 27th to the 28th of September, 2012. The Forum, attended by hundreds of delegates, journalists, and participants from around the world [...]

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Proctor&Gamble Makes Sustainability Analysis Tool Freely Available

Apr 20, 2012 No Comments by

Procter & Gamble is a multinational corporation that provides consumer products in the areas of pharmaceuticals, cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet supplies. The Scorecard Analysis Tool is the latest component of P&G’s Supply Chain Environmental Sustainability Scorecard. It was designed to improve the environmental footprint of P&G’s supply chain, fuel innovation, and encourage suppliers [...]

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UNEP Forum Calls for Action on E-Waste

Mar 28, 2012 No Comments by

Eighteen African states, the UN, representatives from the private sector, and other groups have agreed on a set of priority actions to better manage electronic waste, or e-waste, in Africa. The Pan African Forum on E-waste, held at the Nairobi headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on March 16th, 2012, was the first [...]

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Climate Change Imperils Global Prosperity, U.N. Warns

Nov 08, 2011 No Comments by

A new report from the United Nations Development Program warns that if drastic measures are not taken to prepare for the impacts of climate change, the economic progress of the world’s developing countries could be reversed by 2050. This year’s annual report approaches the issue of climate change and environmental degradation from the standpoint of economic development [...]

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