On the Road to Rio+20 SSN Coverage
The Path towards Sustainability: An Inside Look at the Road to Rio+20
Leading up to Rio+20 in June, negotiations on the draft outcome document and preparatory
meetings are being held around the world, to incorporate global perspectives and
discuss substantive and procedural issues in preparation for the conference. Aside
from the official preparations, civil society organizations are sponsoring many
events on the side to bring the voices of youth and other stakeholders into the
process. The official conference in Rio only represents the final stage of the negotiations;
it is the road to Rio that will form the true substance of the agreement. It’s all
starting now, so keep an eye on South-South News for opportunities to get your voice
ON THE ROAD TO RIO VIDEOS
Greening the World’s Businesses
As the critical Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development loom closer and closer, the international community is starting to take action. On Thursday, the International Labour Organization and the United Nations Department of Public Information hosted a meeting at U.N. Headquarters, where an expert panel discussed the methods that ...
Rio+20 Aims to Deliver the Future We Want
As countries around the world grow economically, there is often an environmental
cost. Just as industrialization ravaged the environment in the last two centuries,
pollution from economic development today, combined with emissions already produced
in wealthy states, poses a dire threat to the long term sustainability of our planet.
Star Island Shows the Luxurious Side of Green
As the world confronts its ongoing energy crisis, it does so with an understanding
that whatever the future brings, it must be greener than what we use today. Conventional
power sources, like coal and oil, have been a major source of carbon emissions and
contribute to climate change.
David R. Miller, Former Mayor of Toronto, Canada
Since his days as mayor of Toronto, David R. Miller has made it his mission to promote environmental sustainability in urban settings. He now holds the position Urban Green Jobs Advocate, and describes just how much good can be done by shifting to greener technology.