IGES on-site side events, related events & exhibitions at Rio+20

Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) will hold the following on-site side events at Rio+20, and will be involved in related events and exhibitions in the Japan Pavilion. http://www.iges.or.jp/en/rio20/side_events.html   “Building Resilience to Disasters in the 21st Century: Implications of the Triple Disaster in Japan in a Post-Rio+20 World” Monday, 18 …

Aldersgate Group host a Dragons Den style debate towards Rio + 20

Aldersgate Group host a Dragons Den style debate towards Rio + 20 Lisa Cowan, Ethical Markets European Correspondent in London Momentum is gathering for the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The battle of words for the sake of humanity which I witnessed at PcW’s London Riverside building, 6th May …

Occupy Rio plus 20 Statement

Thanks to OCCUPY RIO + 20!  We at Ethical Markets Media  have signed  this excellent, well-reasoned Statement and we urge our  friends to join us and me personally. – Hazel Henderson, Editor We, members of the Occupy movement and civil society, highlight the critical window of opportunity at the Earth …

‘Dear Mr. UN Secretary-General …’ COMPETITION RESULTS

As part of the lead-up to Rio+20, The Living Rainforest invited children around the world to tell us what they think governments and world leaders should be doing to build a more sustainable future on planet Earth. We were delighted to receive 885 entries from 59 countries! First Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime trip …

New Paradigm Needed to Ensure Global Job Creation and Economic Progress – UN Officials

New York, May 17 2012 12:05PM United Nations senior officials today stressed the importance of establishing a new paradigm for growth that ensures social inclusiveness, job opportunities for all, and more accountability from the financial sector to tackle the ongoing global economic crisis. “It is time to recognize that human capital and natural capital …

Measuring What Matters: The current economic model is not working for the majority of the world…

Measuring What Matters By Lisa Cowan, European Correspondent, Ethical Markets Media The new lecture theatre at the International Institute for Environment and Development had standing room only as The Green Economy Coalition gathered in London, 15th Feb 2012, in preparation for the Rio+20 UN summit. The current economic model is …

Towards the People’s Summit at Rio+20: Alternative civil society perspectives on the zero draft Presented by UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) and Social Watch

Hamish Jenkins, UN-NGLS, introduced the event, noting its aim is to discuss alternate civil society views on the road to the People’s Summit for Social and Environmental Justice in Rio +20, to be held in parallel to Rio+20, which will provide a forum to organizations and social movements to discuss …

What are Sustainable Development Goals?

IGES ISSUE BRIEF for RIO+20 *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) launched the IGES Rio+20 Issue Briefs Series, contributing to negotiations on the Rio+20 outcome document. Further …