Connecting city leaders to global leaders at Rio+20 Global Town Hall – 18-22 June, Athletes Park, Rio de Janeiro

“Our struggle for global sustainability will be won or lost in cities”. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon With 3 billion new urban dwellers moving into cities in the next three decades, local governments are crucial actors to ensure a sustainable future. The Rio+20 Global Town Hall, organized by ICLEI …

‘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 …

Strengthening Science-Policy Interface for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

To all United Nations? Member States and interested parties, INVITATION The Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations, together with: The African Department for Environmental Affairs the Indian Ministry for the Environment the US State Department, The International Council for Science (ICSU), and the United Nations Environment Programme, is …

Un Kicks Off Information Technology Hackathon Promoting Global

Un Kicks Off Information Technology Hackathon Promoting Global Sustainability New York, Feb 28 2012 6:05PM A United Nations-backed competition with the goal of uncovering sustainable approaches to information and communication technology (ICT) kicked off today, bringing developers from around the world together in a frenetic race of programming. Organized by …

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 …

Toward a Sustainable Future for the U.S. Power Sector: Beyond Business as Usual 2011

The Civil Society Institute (www.CivilSocietyInstitute.org) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan action oriented research center that serves as a catalyst for change by creating problem-solving interactions among people, and between communities, government and business that can help to improve society. CSI works to support local and state efforts to advance the …