Saturday, October 10 2015

            We Deliver News to the Sierra
News Fire News spacer Latest News spacer Regional News spacer California News spacer USA News spacer World News spacer Op-Ed spacer Enviro News spacer Sci Tech News spacer Life spacer Odd News spacer Cartoons spacer
Features The Calendar features features Weather features Sierra NightSky features features features Road Conditions features Home spacer

Rio+20: Where it should lead


By: BirdLife International

June 28, 2012 - The Rio+20 Earth Summit, coming during a prolonged global economic downturn, served as a rare opportunity to reconnect with our hopes for the world. It initialises a chance to think beyond the acute phase of the financial crisis to consider how we want to embed sustainable development and stability into the decision making of governments, businesses, and civil society.

The RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) and Green Alliance have asked leaders from politics, business, NGOs, economics, science and the youth movement, including the UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg who was head of the UK delegation at the summit, to give their views in a collection of essays, Rio+20: where it should lead.

Although progress has been made since 1992, sustainable development has not gained the traction those at the original summit would have hoped. The authors give opinions about why this is, the lessons we have learned and where we go next. Taken together they make a powerful case for sustainable development being at the centre of any new settlement that emerges from the current economic crisis.

The full list of essays is as follows –

What's changed since Rio 92? – Tony Juniper, sustainability and environment adviser

Three UK priorities – Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, deputy prime minister

New economics for a new world – Ian Johnson, The Club of Rome

The climate challenge – Sir Brian Hoskins and Alistair McVicar, Grantham Institute for Climate Change

A time for action – Paul Polman, Unilever

Planetary and social boundaries: a compass for the voyage ahead? – Barbara Stocking, Oxfam

An equitable green economy: a southern perspective on a global challenge – Tara Rao, FairGreenSolutions

From Rio+20 to Rio+40: what needs to happen in the next 20 years – Matt Williams, Isobel Tarr and Sarah Arnold, UKYCC


Rio+20: where it should lead.


Help us bring you more news. Be a real reader: Support YubaNet

By submitting a comment you consent to our rules. You must use your real first and last name, not a nickname or alias. A comment here is just like a letter to the editor or a post on Facebook. Thank you.


Latest Headlines


Everglades Walks Back Big Python Hunt

Greenpeace urges consumers and investors around the globe to avoid Thai Union Group/Chicken of the Sea canned tuna

Illegal trade contributes to placing cacti among world's most threatened species

Massachusetts Begins Mass Environmental Rollback

Ocean Conservancy releases report outlining solutions to issue of plastic waste in oceans

Nearly half of US seafood supply is wasted

Extreme Pacific sea level events to double in future

Harder rains set to fall as the world warms

Solid waste disposal more than doubles EPA estimates

Feds Fail Sage Grouse






NEWS . Fire News . Latest . Regional . California . USA . World . Op-Ed . Enviro . Sci/Tech . Life . Odd News . Cartoons
FEATURES . The Calendar .Weather . Sierra NightSky. Road Conditions
YubaNet.com . Advertising. About Us . Support YubaNet . Contact Us . Terms of Use . Privacy

YubaNet.com © 1999-2015
Nevada City, California (530) 478-9600