Invitation | Transformation to Sustainable Economy: Global Sustainable Finance Conference, Germany

 A Two Day International Conference on Global Sustainable Finance will be held from 5th to 6th of July, 2012 inKarlsruhe, Germany. This event will bring together top executives and senior members of financial institutions, policy makers, economists, academia, regulators, sustainable development practitioners, senior government officials, representatives of international development agencies and other relevant …

Naturally does it. Natural Capital Declaration paves the way to Rio+20

‘Lights out’ were the calls heard around the world for the sixth Earth Hour held this late March. The initiative started by the World Wildlife Fund is a striking symbol that gives us a measure of how far the world has come since ‘environment’ and ‘sustainability’ were considered emerging issues, …

FYI: Joint announcement by PGA and SG on International Women’s Day

8 March 2012 JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS on the occasion of the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY The President of the United Nations General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations would like to jointly propose …

The Future We Want – Zero draft of the outcome document

I. Preamble/Stage Setting 1. We, the heads of State and Government, having met at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20-22 June 2012, resolve to work together for a prosperous, secure and sustainable future for our people and our planet. 2. We reaffirm our determination to free humanity from hunger and …

ENB on the Side – Tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity – Issue #1

Lessons Learned from Tracking the Current Target, and Next Steps for Post-2010 Presented by the Pew Center on Global Climate Change The session on lessons learned from tracking the 2010 Biodiversity Target and next steps for post-2010 was chaired by Leon Bennun, Birdlife International, who noted that the key question …