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 Earth Talks Podcast: Green Economy 101; So what’s it all about?

In our first episode of Earth Talks we sat down with Tim Jenkins (New Economics Foundation), Victor Anderson (WWF) and Philip Pearson (Trade Unions Congress) to get to grips with the issue of a ‘Green Economy’. More

Blog: Challenges for Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development Governance

Stakeholder Forum is starting its regular blog which will cover the main themes of the Earth Summit in 2012. One of the main issues for Rio+20 is addressing institutional framework for sustainable development. More

Green Economy Report for Canada released

The Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP) has consulted with a wide range of professional business associations and non-government organizations from across the country to produce a report on what a Green Economy could mean for Canada in the lead-up to Rio+20. More

Women’s Major Group publish Green Economy gender perspective paper

The Women’s Major Group have this month released a position paper titled A Gender Perspective on the ‘Green Economy’: Equitable, healthy and decent jobs and livelihoods, in preparation for Rio+20. More

Roundtable discussion on role of Foundations in Rio+20 preparations

On the 20th April 2011, The Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), in collaboration with the Environmental Grantmakers Association, the Ford Foundation and the United Nations Foundation, is organizing a Roundtable discussion to explore how foundations might wish to support Rio+20 through fundraising and outreach programmes. More

Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony with Nature

On 20th April 2011, in commemoration of Mother Earth Day, the UN General Assembly in New York is to hold an interactive dialogue on harmony with nature, set to examine how humans can better connect with the environment around them. More

Stakeholders’ meeting to develop Action Plan on Forests and the Green Economy

On 10th May 2011, Stakeholders across the UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) region are invited to participate in a discussion on developing an Action Plan on Forests and the Green Economy. More

The Madrid Dialogue: Green Economy and Decent Jobs

Trade union leaders gathered on April 12, 2011 in Madrid with the UN High Level Panel on Global Sustainability and leaders from other social and environmental movements to discuss a new development paradigm on the way to the Rio + 20 summit and beyond. More

Ocean community produces newsletter on Rio+20

The Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands’ April 2011 newsletter focuses on the importance of Rio+20 in advancing their agenda of marine conservation and sustainability. More

Sustainable Development Issues Network launches Rio+20 Web Platform for NGOs

The Sustainable Development Issues Network has launched a web platform where all UN-accredited NGOs can discuss and inform each other on topics, events and others related to Rio+20. More

New informal negioting dates confirmed

Dates for four sets of informal negotiations in the lead up to Rio+20 have been confirmed for early 2012. The meetings will be convened at the UN headquarters, New York to discuss the Zero Draft document, which will be made available for all to read in early January 2012. More

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