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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…
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Added by Luke Upchurch on May 19, 2010 at 14:55 — No Comments

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

Added by Luke Upchurch on May 16, 2010 at 16:58 — No Comments

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…
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Added by Luke Upchurch on May 10, 2010 at 19:52 — No Comments

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

Added by Luke Upchurch on December 7, 2009 at 12:41 — No Comments

‘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… Continue

Added by Luke Upchurch on December 4, 2009 at 15:45 — No Comments

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