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U.N. Extends Protections to 31 New Species

The list includes birds, fish and frequent climate change mascot, polar bears.
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Detroit Water and Sewage Department Issues Shut-Off Notices to 46,000

George McGraw believes water is a human right. Does anyone else?
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Ceres to Corporations: You’re Gaining Ground, But Pick Up the Pace

A look at a few of the most intriguing takeaways from a new report on corporate progress toward sustainability goals.
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UNICEF Turns on Taps During World Water Month

March 22 is World Water Day and UNICEF is taking its New York City-based Tap Project global in an all-out campaign to raise…
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Loss of Natural Capital is a Risk to Countries’ Credit Ratings

UNEP studied five countries and found that depleted natural capital could harm the financial long-term health and cause huge credit risks in the…

Private Sector Plays Important Role in Reviving Dying Carbon Economy

Just yesterday I was having a discussion about how the carbon market is ‘dead.’ Today I read that, according to Business Green it…
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Panel Seeks to Assure UN Clean Development Mechanism’s Future

The future of the world's largest and most substantial vehicle for fostering sustainable development, the UN Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism, is in…
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Call on UN Security Council to Make Water Security a Priority

Joined by UNU-INWEH and Canada's Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, the InterAction Council is calling on world leaders to take the lead in…
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UN Calls Israeli Wastewater Treatment Plant ‘Exemplary’

The Israeli Dan Region Wastewater Treatment Plant was chosen by the UN as an exemplary project that demonstrates the ability of local authorities…

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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9 Reasons CleanStar Mozambique is Rio-Ready

CleanStar Mozambique's founders and investors have this crazy idea that they can make the lives of a few hundred thousand people in Mozambique…
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3 Events to Follow at Rio+20

In case you haven’t noticed (which would be almost impossible with all the email, blog and listeserv overload), the world is frantically preparing…
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OpEd: The Unsettling Attacks on Green Cities and Counties

Back in 2010, when Colorado gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes accused Denver’s bicycle sharing program of being part of an insidious United Nations conspiracy…
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Spotlight on Rio+20: What’s Happened Since 1992?

By: Isabella Scott The meeting billed as the follow-up to the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development is coming to Rio de…
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Investors Worth $20 Trillion Discussed Climate Change Risks and Opportunities at the U.N.

Last week the U.N. had finally the chance to see a day of discussions on climate change, focusing on the risks and opportunities…