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 World Leadership Conference 2011

13th – 15th July 2011, Singapore
The World Leadership Conference 2011 is a platform for youth all over Asia Pacific to come together to learn, voice out and take action to move towards a green sustainable future for Planet Earth. More

 Earth Blog: “Working for a Strong Outcome for Oceans, Coasts, and Small Island States in the Rio+20 Process” by Kateryna Wowk

Achieving the three pillars of sustainable development – economic development, social development, and environmental protection – is impossible without oceans, coasts, and small island States. More

UK parliament launches new inquiry on preparations for Rio+20

The Environmental Audit Committee, chaired by Joan Walley MP, has today launched an inquiry into the Rio+20 . The inquiry will examine the preparedness of the UK Government for Rio+20, along with the actions it should be taking to help make the Conference a success. More

Towards a global green economy and better governance – the Commission presents policy orientations for the Rio+20 Conference

Press release: Brussels, 20 June 2011 – Today the European Commission adopted a Communication preparing the ground for the EU’s position at the Rio+20 UN Sustainable Development Conference, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012. More

Reactions to the European Commission’s Rio+20 consultation paper

As a first step towards a joint EU strategy to be presented in November 2011, the European Commission (EC) unveiled its priorities for the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) that is to focus on the concept of green economy in the context of sustainability and poverty eradication and how to strengthen sustainable development. Civil society organisations and institutes have however declared the communication as both problematic and vague in content. More

The Transnational Institute fellows debate the green economy

In June 2011, the Transnational Institute held a meeting for its fellows and other activists and engaged academics to discuss critical global issues including the Arab Spring, the global resource grab and climate justice. In a series of video interviews, TNI fellows also discussed the concept of a green economy and what it means in practice. More

Youth Ideas for Rio+20

The Children and Youth major group is seeking new ideas to form part of its submission to the Rio+20 process. Numerous ideas have already been submitted and are being voted upon. The author of the idea with the most votes will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Rio or New York to present the youth statement to the leaders of the Rio+20 process. More

“Adapting for a Green Economy: Companies, Communities and Climate Change”

The United Nations Environment Programe, the United Nations Global Compact, Oxfam and the World Resources Institute have released a study entitled “Adapting for a Green Economy: Companies, Communities and Climate Change.” More


Dhaka Declaration: South Asian Women’s Network’s position on an emerging green economy

Women of South Asia, gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh from July 2 – 3, 2011, for the Third Annual Conference of SWAN (South Asia Women’s Network), which was dedicated to the theme of “Women of South Asia and the Green Economy”. Nine South Asian countries were represented including: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. More

High Level Dialogue on the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development

19 Jul 2011 – 21 Jul 2011
Solo, Indonesia

A high level dialogue on the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development is being organized by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Rio+20 Secretariat. The outcome of this dialogue, which will be held in Solo, Indonesia, during 19-21 July, 2011, will contribute to preparations for the Rio+20 Conference. More

High Level Meeting on Youth

25 Jul 2011 – 26 Jul 2011 
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
General Assembly Hall , New York

The high-level meeting will comprise two consecutive informal interactive round tables on 25 July 2011 and two plenary meetings on 26 July 2011. The round tables will be chaired by Member States at the invitation of the President of the General Assembly and will address the following themes: More

Business Action on Sustainable Development 2012

Business Action for Sustainable Development has launched a dedicated Rio+20 website, (Business Action for Sustainable Development 2012). BASD 2012 is a comprehensive network of business organizations that have come together under one banner in the interests of sustainable development. More

Business Action for Sustainable Development: Partnership meeting update

Sir Mark Moody-Stuart chaired a meeting in Paris on the 14th of June, attended by BASD 2012 Conveners and Partners. This was the first full BASD meeting in advance of Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development. More

UN official looks to US leadership at next year’s sustainable development summit

Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs who will be the head of next year’s United Nations world summit on sustainable development seeks leadership from the United States. More


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