GEO-5 Summary Highlights Continued Deterioration of the Global Environment

kristy Green Prosperity, Earth Systems Science

GEO-5 Summary Highlights Continued Deterioration of the Global Environment

20_February 2012: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released the Global Environment Outlook-5 (GEO-5) Summary for Policy Makers, which was negotiated and endorsed by governments on 31 January 2012. The summary was released as a prelude to the full report, which will be released in June, in advance of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). continued…

DEFRA Supports “GDP+,” Previews UK’s Ambitions for Rio+20

9_February 2012: Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman, UK Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), highlighted the UK’s ambitions for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), including giving prominence to valuing nature by moving away from Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the sole indicator of progress, through a proposal called GDP+, which would encourage countries to account for the value of their natural resources and social well being. continued…

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