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Rio Earth Summit 2012: Anything less than visionary action from our world leaders is greenwashing

Let's get one thing straight: the “Green Economy” is not a buzz word, nor a sound bite, nor the nom du jour. It is not a distraction to the discussions on sustainable development – it fundamentally underpins sustainable development.While some may rightly argue that the UN's focus on the Green Economy here at the UNCSD Rio 2012 preparations meeting does not mean government delegates necessarily understand or support the concept, we have seen some…See More
May 19, 2010
Luke Upchurch posted a blog post

Rebooting the Rio Earth Summit

Talking to delegates and civil society stakeholders here at the 18th Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD18) at the UN’s New York HQ, there is a palpable sense that not enough has been done since the first Rio Earth Summit in 1992. It’s a very real frustration, not only with the inability to turn solemn words in to meaningful change over the last 18 years, but also at the continuing inertia at the heart of many of the national…See More
May 16, 2010
Luke Upchurch posted a blog post

Fighting for the ‘C’ in SCP

“Fundamental changes in the way societies produce and consume are indispensable for achieving global sustainable development” 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, Chapter IIIIn mid-May 2010 preparations will shift up a gear for the next World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) to be held in Rio in 2012. Held every ten years, this is the seminal event on sustainability and will have huge implications for how governments address the way we…See More
May 10, 2010
Luke Upchurch posted a blog post

Audi, BP, easyJet and Microsoft slammed for greenwashing by global consumer body

· Global brands exposed for playing up low-carbon credentials· Dubious corporate green claims highlighted as climate talks get underway in CopenhagenThe consumer right to true and trusted information about the environmental impact of products and services has dominated the Bad Company Awards 2009.Organised by the global consumer watchdog Consumers International (CI), this year’s awards have looked exclusively at the practice of corporate greenwashing to highlight the tendency of companies to…See More
Dec 7, 2009
Luke Upchurch joined Mike Shanahan's group
Dec 4, 2009
Luke Upchurch posted a blog post

‘Consumers need the tools to tackle climate change’, says global consumer body

Consumers International (CI) will be representing the world’s consumer organisations at the climate change talks in Copenhagen, 7-18 December, and will demand that governments and businesses give consumers the tools they need to reduce their individual environmental impact.Representing more than 220 consumer organisations from 115 countries, CI will be taking the message to Copenhagen that many consumers want to act on climate change, but feel unable to do so because of government inaction and…See More
Dec 4, 2009
Luke Upchurch is now a member of Climate Change Media Partnership
Dec 1, 2009

Profile Information

What is your name?
Luke Upchurch
What organisation do you work for?
Consumers International
What country are you based in?
UK
Please summarise your areas of climate-change expertise (in terms of subjects and geographical areas)
Global. Consumer issues in terms of impact, demands, rights and responsibilities vis a vis climate change.
What is your telephone number?
+447968949327
Do you have a Skype account?
ci-london-luke
Which languages can you give interviews in?
English
What is your website address?
http://www.consumersinternational.org
Please use this section to introduce yourself in more detail so the administrator can decide whether to approve your membership
Hi there,

I'm Head of Media at Consumers International (CI), the global federation of consumer organisations. CI and its members have been working on climate change, energy and sustainable consumption for over three decades and will be representing the world's consumer groups at COP15.

Our particular areas of concerns in Copenhagen include sustainable access to energy, transport, greenwashing and carbon labelling, volunatry consumer action, housing and food.
Hello, I'm Luke Upchurch, Head of Media for Consumers International

Consumers International (CI) is the only independent global campaigning voice for consumers. With over 220 member organisations in 115 countries, we are building a powerful international consumer movement to help protect and empower consumers everywhere. For more information, visit www.consumersinternational.org

Luke Upchurch's Blog

Rio Earth Summit 2012: Anything less than visionary action from our world leaders is greenwashing

Let's get one thing straight: the “Green Economy” is not a buzz word, nor a sound bite, nor the nom du jour. It is not a distraction to the discussions on sustainable development – it fundamentally underpins sustainable development.



While some may rightly argue that the UN's focus on the Green Economy here at the…
Continue

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 14:55

Rebooting the Rio Earth Summit

Talking to delegates and civil society stakeholders here at the 18th Commission for Sustainable Development (CSD18) at the UN’s New York HQ, there is a palpable sense that not enough has been done since the first Rio Earth Summit in 1992. It’s a very real frustration, not… Continue

Posted on May 16, 2010 at 16:58

Fighting for the ‘C’ in SCP

“Fundamental changes in the way societies produce and consume are indispensable for achieving global sustainable development” 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) Johannesburg Plan of Implementation, Chapter III


In mid-May 2010 preparations will shift up a gear for the next World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) to be held in Rio in 2012. Held every ten years, this is the seminal event on sustainability and will have huge implications for how…
Continue

Posted on May 10, 2010 at 19:52

Audi, BP, easyJet and Microsoft slammed for greenwashing by global consumer body



· Global brands exposed for playing up low-carbon credentials

· Dubious corporate green claims highlighted as climate talks get underway in Copenhagen



The consumer right to true and trusted information about the environmental impact of products and services has dominated the Bad Company Awards 2009.



Organised by the global consumer watchdog Consumers International (CI), this year’s awards have looked exclusively at the… Continue

Posted on December 7, 2009 at 12:41

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