Archive for 'Rio+20'

A manifesto for democracy and sustainability »

The Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development, a UK-based charity which works to find ways of equipping democracy to deliver sustainable development, has launched a network and manifesto.

Think.Eat.Save: the food that goes uneaten »

The international Think.Eat.Save campaign aims to support the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge and galvanize widespread global, regional and national action to reduce food waste.

News round-up: environmental tax, low carbon heat, Rio+20 outcomes, London green wall, car emissions »

Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: HM Treasury defines environmental tax, low carbon heat for communities, inquiry into Rio+20 outcomes, new green wall for London, cutting car emissions.

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.

Rio+20: Dig deep, prepare to act and have hope »

Stakeholder Forum's Farooq Ullah reflects on the Rio+20 conference, finding some successes to celebrate - on corporate sustainability, Sustainable Development Goals, stakeholder engagement - but no great leap to the future we want.

The vital role of civil society and youth at Rio+20 »

Maggie Simmons, a Girlguiding UK representative in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts delegation, describes her experience of Rio+20 and the important role played by civil society and youth delegates.

Rio+20 outcome: renewed commitment to a sustainable future »

The Rio+20 conference resulted in agreement of a final outcome text, The Future We Want, renewing international commitment to sustainable development and reaffirming the principles of the 1992 Rio declaration.

Caroline Spelman’s Rio+20 diary: a draft agreement for the final talks »

Continuing her daily diary from the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Caroline Spelman describes the completion of a draft agreement and the arrival of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg for the final negotiations.

Caroline Spelman’s Rio+20 diary: first days in Rio »

Caroline Spelman is in Rio for the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, 20 years after the Rio Earth Summit and 40 years on from the Stockholm Conference of 1972; throughout the week she is providing a daily diary.

Developing a people’s manifesto for democracy and sustainable development »

The Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development is leading a process to develop a people’s manifesto to ensure that democracy is properly equipped to deliver sustainable development outcomes.