On this page you can find the latest updates from Rio: our daily photo-blog and tweets, information about the highlights of the day, analyses and interviews.
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Highlights from Rio captured in photos and short comments by our Rio delegation.
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Highlights of the day
What larger discussions are evolving around the UN sustainability conference in Rio?Stay tuned!
Latest updates from Rio+20
Forty years after the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, the goal of sustainable development continues via the Rio+20 conference in 2012. This book will enable a broad readership to understand what has been achieved in the past forty years and what hasn’t. It shows the continuing threat of our present way of living to the planet. It looks to the challenges that we face twenty years from the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, “The Earth Summit,” in Rio, in particular in the areas of economics and governance and the role of stakeholders. It puts forward a set of recommendations that the international community must address now and in the future. It reminds us of the planetary boundaries we must all live within and what needs to be addressed in the next twenty years for democracy, equity and fairness to survive. Finally it proposes through the survival agenda a bare minimum of what needs to be done, arguing for a series of absolute minimum policy changes we need to move forward.
AS-PTA, the Brazilian member of the AgriCultures Network, has started an urban agriculture programme in and around Rio de Janeiro in 1999. Marcio Mattos de Mendonça is the coordinator of this programme.
The international dignitaries who left Rio de Janeiro soon after the UN Earth summit missed a remarkable grassroots movement seeking to transform rural Brazil into a more equitable and sustainable economy.
Aug 08, 2012: Much of the news about the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development has rightly focused on the failure of the official conference to come with concrete solutions and commitments of governments.
The Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in numbers and figures.
The last day of the Rio+20 conference. It's quiet in the halls- a strange dissonance between the sense of accomplishment and defeat. Time for reflection and summaries.
The "Family Photo" with all heads of state, government and other delegations attending Rio+20 conference was published. Today the corridors of the conference centre were still buzzing with comments about yesterday’s opening sessions.