Development and Environment: The Nexus

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Development and Environment: The Nexus

by Brice Lalonde, Executive Coordinator, UN Conference for Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20)

Heading_towards Rio+20, governments and civil society must raise their eyes to assess the situation and prepare for commitments commensurate to the challenges. Extreme poverty and the degradation of the environment will be at the center, as two sides of one coin. It cannot be that both the poor and the planet bear the brunt of crises, such as when water, energy and food become unaffordable or when resources for fighting climate change and its impacts are diverted for other needs. People and the Planet are too big to fail! continued…

UNIDO Conference Calls for Renewed Commitment to Green Economy, Green Industry

18_November 2011: Participants in the Tokyo Green Industry Conference concluded that renewed international commitment to the concepts of “green economy” and “green industry” should be one of the sector’s main contributions of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). continued…

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