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The State of Sustainable Development According to Professionals

A recent survey asks sustainable development professionals what they think about current progress. Here's what they said.
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From Rio to the Bay Area: Tools and Techniques for Global Collaboration

With the help of new software platforms, like Crowdbrite, citizen participation forums and workshops in the digital age are becoming opportunities for highly…

Rio+20 Session on the United Nations Higher Education Initiative

In the United Nations Higher Education Sustainability Initiative, moderated by Elizabeth Thompson, Executive Coordinator, UNCSD, university presidents and deans from Romania, China, and…

Bay Area Delegates at Rio+20 Launch Global Urban Innovation Exchange

While many delegates left the Rio+20 Earth Summit disappointed by failed negotiations at the United Nations level, a small group of international entrepreneurs…

Deconstructing Rio+20 and Finding Some Inspiration

The diagnosis of the formal negotiated outcome of Rio+20 delivered by governments June 20th is nearly universally downbeat, while the assessment of the…
Nearly seven in ten of the 1,603 sustainability experts surveyed identify ‘lack of political will’ to be the most significant barrier to progress on sustainable development.

Rio+20’s Legacy: Filling the Leadership Vacuum

The very fact that 50,000 people from across the world came together here for the Rio+20 Earth Summit because they are united in…
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Just Two Words – “Plastics” and “Alternatives”

The logo and name, “Plasticity,” were fun and the invitation to the Plasticity Forum side event in Rio de Janeiro on June 21…

NRDC Website Tracks Rio+20 Commitments

The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) created a website to track the commitments made at the Rio+20 Earth Summit.

eGood Hooks Customers Up with Local Businesses that Give Back

An interview with Zack Swire, the founder of eGood - a new stat-up letting you use your mobile phone to find businesses in…
Know our Ocean, Protect our Marine Treasures, Empower Ocean Citizens Side Event at Rio+20

Rio+20 Round-up: Bay2Rio+20 Delegation’s First Thoughts

The Bay2Rio+20 crew launched the Innovation Bus in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday as a means to engage with conference attendees in the…

What Bhutan Can Teach Everyone at Rio+20 About Ecological Economics

Bhutan has a lot to teach the participants of Rio+20 about ecological economics, consumption and the gross happiness index.
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Bay2Rio+20 Connects Bay Area (and the World) with Rio+20 Attendees

By Gregory Delaune This post is part of the on-going events news, related to the Bay2Rio+20 delegation team’s on-the-ground coverage from Rio+20. It…

Green Jobs and Rio+20: The Dirty Work of Transitioning to a Green Economy

We came into the negotiations thinking that countries might agree to implement national strategies for green job creation, especially for young people. But all…
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Dispatch from Rio: Great(er) Expectations

I've been in Rio de Janeiro for six days now for the Rio+20 Earth Summit, and something struck me this morning as I…
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The Rio+20 Final Draft Document Draws Heavy Criticism

The Guardian reported that the final draft of the Rio+20 document has been released just a few hours before world leaders fly into…