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Nutrition for Growth: Beating Hunger through Business and Science »

The Nutrition for Growth: Beating Hunger through Business and Science summit brought together business leaders, scientists, governments and civil society to commit to prevent undernutrition and enable people to prosper.

News round-up: EU emissions, food security, Green Deal, river catchments, bus emissions »

Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: call for ambitious EU emissions target, global food security, Green Deal encourages energy saving, catchment approach to river health, reducing bus emissions.

20 years of monitoring initiatives in sustainable agriculture »

A new research review from DFID examines 20 years of monitoring initiatives in sustainable agriculture, providing insights and tools to help stakeholders prioritise investments and manage competing development goals.

News round-up: fish discards, agroforestry, endangered species, Environment Agency, Natural England »

Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: fish discards ban agreed, award for agroforestry project, new endangered species campaign, stakeholder views on Environment Agency and Natural England review.

Olympic hunger summit seeks legacy for children around the world »

On the day of the closing ceremony of the London Olympics Prime Minister David Cameron and Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer hosted a high-level meeting to encourage a global drive to boost nutrition.

The marathon after Rio+20 »

Hannah Ryder, senior economist at DFID, considers the agreement at Rio+20 to develop Sustainable Development Goals and what needs to happen to ensure they're effective in focusing attention on the challenges ahead.

News round-up: biodiversity indicators, fish, green genius, African farming, resource scarcity, renewables… »

Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: new biodiversity indicators; reforming fishing policy; award for office; search for Green Genius; technology for African farming; Green Capital, green growth, renewables.

The road to Rio: Defra’s preparations for the Rio+20 UN sustainable development conference »

Preparations for Rio+20 and the UK's ambitions to secure agreement on sustainable development goals, GDP+ proposals to embed natural capital into national accounts, and a global framework for corporate sustainability reporting.

News round-up: ecosystems network, health and social care, local authorities, green growth indicators, sustainability in Africa, EU Green Week »

Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: Ecosystems Knowledge Network, sustainable health briefing, local action on climate change, indicators for green growth, sustainability in Africa, EU Green Week.

Rio+20: a development economist’s perspective »

Hannah Ryder, senior economist at DFID, the Department for International Development, looks ahead to Rio+20 and considers emerging "GDP+" proposals for a more holistic approach to measuring economies.