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We have 17 items tagged with ‘Rio+20’.
  • Aceh, Indonesia, in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the ninth anniversary of which is on Boxing Day. Photo: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia (Creative Commons

    Reading into the future this Christmas

    Future generations will thank those of today's leaders who take a longer-term view of the many challenges we face, says Camilla Toulmin.

    23 December 2013 | Blog | Governance
  • A pick up truck lies mostly submerged under a water in a flooded street.

    Five moments from 2012 that could spell change for the planet

    The big events and non-events from this last year that could have long-term repercussions on the sustainable development of our planet, from IIED's Director.

    7 January 2013 | Blog | Climate change
  • Farmers sit in a field sharing potatoes in the Potato Park, Peru.

    Making the Nagoya Protocol work at the community level

    Two safeguards for communities' rights to resources can help implement the Nagoya Protocol.

    4 July 2012 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A man points his finger at someone in a meeting room at a debate at a meeting on the sustainable development of the Amazon at Rio+20.

    Five things we’ve learnt from Rio+20

    While the outcomes from Rio +20 may not currently give grounds for much optimism, its value is likely to be in less tangible, longer-term changes in attitudes and understanding.

    3 July 2012 | Blog | Governance
  • Peñas Blancas Reservoir in Costa Rica.

    Costa Rica: Growing money on trees

    Actions urgently needed to protect ecosystems are costly, and money doesn’t rain down from the sky or grow from the trees. Or does it?

    26 June 2012 | Blog | Natural resource management
  • Logs from a community-managed forest in Ethiopia.

    Rio+20: Forests form important foundation for a green economy

    The potential role of the forest sector in emerging bio-economies is immense. Vietnam has spotted the potential and is driving the sustainable management and expansion of its forests.

    26 June 2012 | Blog | Forests
  • A pot with bubbling food sits cooking on an open fire.

    Sustainable energy: can a new initiative succeed where Rio+20 failed?

    Rio+20 failed to deliver any significant globally binding agreements on energy. Will voluntary Sustainable Energy For All initiative commitments fare any better?

    25 June 2012 | Blog | Energy
  • A church under construction sits on a verdant green field with dark grey storm clouds behind.

    Rio+20: Key recommendations from IIED conference

    IIED's report summarises what leading thinkers — including government ministers, business leaders, senior scientists and environmentalists, UN agency staff and representatives of community organisations and indigenous peoples — said at IIED’s two-day conference in Rio de Janeiro, on 16-17 June.

    20 June 2012 | News | Governance
  • G8 group. Credit: President of the European Council

    Rio+20: where are the G8 leaders?

    Many G8 leaders are snubbing this month’s landmark sustainable development summit in Rio, but surely they have a duty to engage and play their part.

    8 June 2012 | Blog | Governance
  • Izabella Teixeira, Minister of Environment of Brazil, taken during the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2011.

    Influencing the outcomes at Rio+20

    IIED is playing an important role in getting government representatives and environmentalists together at our

    24 May 2012 | Blog | Governance
  • Image of Namibian drylands with a stone hill rising in the background.

    3-point action plan for leaders at Rio+20 summit

    The International Institute for Environment and Development urges governments to invest in resilience, strengthen local control over natural resources, and apply realistic values to the environment and human wellbeing in order to steer societies onto a more secure path.

    22 May 2012 | News | Green economy
  • Nigerian subsidy crisis shows the road to a green economy isn’t smooth

    The photos coming out of Nigeria over the last two weeks speak for themselves.

    17 January 2012 | Blog | Green economy
  • Green Economy Coalition gives Rio 2012 text a Grade B

    Twenty years on from the first summit on sustainable development, yesterday the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Bureau released th

    13 January 2012 | Blog | Green economy
  • Defining the agenda for Rio +20: my analysis

    The UN draft agenda revealing the vision for Rio +20 sustainable development goals and what might be decided at the conference in June 2012 has been made public and reported on in the media.

    12 January 2012 | Blog | Governance
  • Earth Summit 2012: Crucial opportunity that needs broader buy-in

    As shoppers in New York surged through streets and avenues bedecked with festive offerings, delegates from around the world were summoning up the collective will to make something of the crucial opportunity presented by the Earth Summit in Rio

    20 December 2011 | Blog | Green economy
  • Three angles on 'green growth'

    How can you marry environment and development? Over the past two years, governments and businesses have begun to trumpet ‘green growth’ as one way of boosting economic growth without compromising environmental sustainability.

    30 June 2011 | Blog | Green economy
  • Green economy – learning from the Caribbean

    Since the recent global financial crises, the phrase ‘green economy’ has appeared liberally in newspaper headlines, and politicians’ and CEOs’ promises. They usually mean ‘low-carbon economy’, the idea of shifting energy and infrastructure towards clean, high-tech systems. Green economy is seen as an answer to financial problems – G20 stimulus packages included ‘green’ components, hoping to improve national competitiveness and create new jobs through green technology, and wean economies off insecure and expensive fossil fuels. And it is seen as a practical way to supplement climate change conventions – you don’t need an international agreement to change economic practices that cause climate change. All very good news for Danish wind farm installers, Japanese hybrid car manufacturers, and Chinese solar panel factories. But what does the green economy mean for the developing world?

    4 March 2011 | Blog | Green economy
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