Archive for ‘Rio+20’

12 June, 2012

Key issues facing Rio+20 By MARTIN KHOR

There will be no major breakthroughs in tackling global crises at Rio+20 but it can still be a success if the leaders can agree to reaffirm old commitments and launch some modest initiatives.

THIS week, up to 100,000 people are streaming into Rio de Janeiro for the year’s biggest international event – the UN Conference on Sustainable Development to be held on June 13-22.

It is more popularly known as the Rio+20 Summit, to commemorate the landmark Earth Summit of 1992, which placed the environmental crisis into the mainstream of political life.

12 June, 2012

Persistent problems in discussion Rio+20

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SINCE the world’s first big environment conference in 1972, green issues have become woven into the political agenda and into consumer consciousness. But as this snapshot shows, few problems have been resolved and some are worsening fast.

> Ozone protection: The 1987 UN Montreal Protocol outlawed chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases that erode Earth’s ozone layer, which protects the planet from cancer-causing solar rays.

1 June, 2012

The Rio+20 Earth Summit 2012 – Podcast on BFM

At the Rio+20 Conference this June, everyone from world leaders to NGOs will come together to discuss how to reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection.

Yin Shao Loong, who attended the conference 10 years ago as Facilitator of the NGO caucus, will talk about his experiences there and after, while sharing his thoughts on the upcoming summit and what he thinks it will achieve.

Duration: 28m 10s   Filesize: 19.35 Mb

18 May, 2012

UN-Water Report on Water Resources Management for Rio+20

Delivering a Status Report on the Application of Integrated Approaches to the Development, Management and Use of Water Resources to the UNCSD Rio+20 Conference

embargoed UN-Water ReportThe UN Commission on Sustainable Development at its 13th Session (CSD-13) in 2005 called on Governments and the UN System to take actions related to water resources management and decided to monitor and follow-up the implementation of decisions in 2012.