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

kristy Sustainability News

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?

kristy Green Prosperity, Global Citizen, Sustainability News

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 …

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 …

Kosmos Gains Consultative Status at UN

kristy Global Citizen, Wealth of Networks

Dear Kosmos Readers, Warm greetings to all who are serving the greater good…and there are so many of us now! We hope you will find this newsletter full of ideas on how you may be part of an ignited humanity – one already on the streets of cities worldwide, saying, …

Newsletter – Rio+20: Making it Happen Volume 2, Issue 24, 30 Dec 2011

kristy Earth Systems Science

Demographic trends are placing more pressure on water-stressed regions than ever before. With the global population expected to increase by up to 50 per-cent in the next fifty years, sustainable management of water resources will present a significant development challenge. In Volume 2, Issue 24, the Rio+20: Making it Happen …

Durban Delegates Briefed on Rio+20 Preparations

kristy Sustainability News

Durban Delegates Briefed on Rio+20 Preparations 7_December 2011: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Secretariat and Brazilian Government organized a “Briefing on Rio+20 Preparations” on the sidelines of the Durban Climate Change Conference. continued… UNGA Adopts Resolution on Sustainable …

Development and Environment: The Nexus

kristy Green Prosperity, Sustainability News

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 …

Africa Regional Meeting Prepares Africa Consensus Statement to Rio+20

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Africa Regional Meeting Prepares Africa Consensus Statement to Rio+20 25_October 2011: The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) Africa Regional Preparatory Meeting was organized by UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Union (AU). Participants deliberated on the themes and objectives …