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  • 20 years on, civil society leads in Rio
    22.06.2012

    Governments are leaving the UN’s Sustainable Development Summit (Rio +20) with a big deal but little action. Groups of civil society and business have proved they can lead the way towards a sustainable future.
  • Commitments coming through in Rio
    21.06.2012

    As world leaders pour in to Rio de Janeiro for the UN's Sustainable Development Summit civil society, business and governments are making commitments that will make a difference, according to IUCN's Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre.
  • South American States Frustrated in Rio
    21.06.2012

    With just two days left there is a feeling of frustration on the part of many governments here at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in Rio. And many of those are from South America.
  • Rio+20: invest in nature, says IUCN
    20.06.2012

    Policy-makers must rethink economic growth, promote social equity and ensure environmental protection, says IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). Among the key issues are the...
  • Rio+20: invertir en la naturaleza, dice la UICN
    20.06.2012

    Los responsables de formular las políticas deben replantearse el crecimiento económico, promover la equidad social y garantizar la protección ambiental, dice la UICN (Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza) en la Conferencia de las Naciones...
  • Rio+20: investissez dans la nature, dit l’UICN
    20.06.2012

    Les décideurs politiques doivent repenser la croissance économique, promouvoir l’équité sociale et assurer la protection environnementale, dit l’UICN (Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature) à la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le...
  • Rio+20: invistam na natureza, diz IUCN
    20.06.2012

    Os responsáveis pela implementação de políticas devem repensar o crescimento econômico, promover a igualdade social e assegurar a proteção do meio-ambiente, diz a IUCN (União Internacional pela Conservação da Natureza) durante a Conferência das Nações Unidas...
  • African expectations not yet met in Rio
    19.06.2012

    Around 50,000 delegates from around the world are attending the UN’s biggest meeting ever in Rio. The aim of the Rio +20 Sustainability Summit is to lift billions of the world’s poorest people out of poverty without exhausting the planet’s resources. But...
  • Let’s get serious!
    18.06.2012

    IUCN and the UN Global Compact are helping business in Rio get serious about biodiversity, boosting private sector efforts in conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services – the benefits we get from nature.
  • At the crossroads of conservation and development
    18.06.2012

    Transboundary cooperation among adjacent countries epitomizes the ambition of the Rio +20 conference. As discussed during the side event organized by IUCN and the Italian Government (DGCS) at the UN Conference on sustainable development (Rio+20), it offers...
  • Up the road from Rio - fresh forests and green jobs
    17.06.2012

    Several centuries of farming have left the Atlantic rainforest north of Rio de Janeiro scarred and with just a few patches of forest left as havens to rare birds and mammals. Recovery of this forest would seem a tall order. But for Mauricio Ruiz, founder of...
  • Rio+20 Launch: TEEB for Water and Wetlands
    13.06.2012

    A new TEEB -The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity- initiative for Water and Wetlands will be launched at the UN's Summit on Sustainable Development on 15 June in Rio, Brazil.
  • Turning the Rio dream into reality
    05.06.2012

    Today we celebrate World Environment Day — a moment for the conservation community to take a deep, collective breath as we power towards the Rio+20 conference and onwards to the IUCN World Conservation Congress, writes IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-...
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