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Admittedly I am totally surprised, but despite the tremendous chaos at this conference here the Governments at Rio+20 here seem to have all agreed on the attached outcome document yesterday, well in time for the High-level Carnaval that starts today.
The text consists of the text agreed until last Saturday and a lot of compromise texts crafted by the Brazilian Government the past days. Most texts are a rather bland repetition of what was already agreed upon, sometimes years ago, in…Continue
“Land grab may work well for everybody and must not be rejected with knee-jerk reactions.” – Rachel Kyte, World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development and CGIAR Fund Council Chair
The 4th Agriculture and Rural Development Day was held on 18th June, hosted by Embrapa (Brazil’s public-sector agricultural research company) and CGIAR, a World Bank funding body for agricultural research. Previous such days, which coincided with climate COPs, served to…Continue
Cerca de 50,000 personas se reúnen en Rio de Janeiro 20 años después de la primera Cumbre de la Tierra realizada en 1992. Es importante resaltar la importancia de este evento en cuanto a esfuerzos para la protección del medio ambiente, claro está, que en 1992 la situación ambiental y social no había tocado fondo aún; vale la pena mencionar que fue a partir de esa Cumbre del 92 de donde surgió la Convención Diversidad Biológica (CDB), la Convención de Cambio Climático (CMNUCC), la Agenda 21,…Continue
cross-posted from climateconnections.org
Press statement by the Civil Society Facilitating Committee of the Rio+20 Peoples’ Summit, June 16, 2012:
It’s no coincidence that the G20 summit is taking place in Mexico on June 18-19, two days before the Rio+20 summit. Both summits are certainly very different events, above all in terms of legitimacy, transparency and multilateralism.
When the G20 announced that one of the five priorities for the summit agenda this year would…