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Rio+20 Education

Rio+20 Education | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

The hub for educating & empowering the next generation of sustainable development leaders.

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Business on the road to Rio:The Guardian

Business on the road to Rio:The Guardian | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it
Rio 2012 (Rio+20 series, reflecting on the last 20 years of sustainable development.- http://t.co/xtj9GvMN...)...
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Fukushima Anniversary: How Climate Change Endangers Nuclear Safety

Fukushima Anniversary: How Climate Change Endangers Nuclear Safety | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- A year after a 30-foot tsunami ravaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, some scientists say regulators underestimate the threat that climate change poses to nuclear power plants in the U.S.
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London 2012 may be greenest ever Olympics but UK still lags behind in sustainability

London 2012 may be greenest ever Olympics but UK still lags behind in sustainability | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

Sustainability is at the core of this year's Games and should inspire business leaders to renew efforts in sustainable growth, says Peter Lacy.

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From Sustainable Development to Green Economy – What does this mean for women?

From Sustainable Development to Green Economy – What does this mean for women? | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

Twenty years after the first United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) that took place in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 it is clear that governments have failed to implement development models that are socially just and environmentally sustainable. It is in the context of revision of the of sustainable development framework that Rio+20 will take place.

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Top Eight Alternative Fuels

Top Eight Alternative Fuels | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it
Gasoline and diesel are still fossil fuel kings of the fuel supply chain but alternative fuels are now swinging the scale more toward green.
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London 2012 sustainability watchdog urges IOC to appoint 'ethics champion'

London 2012 sustainability watchdog urges IOC to appoint 'ethics champion' | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

Commission defends own role in evaluating controversial £7m sponsorship agreement with Dow Chemical.

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America and Asia 'will join up' at N-Pole: Research

America and Asia 'will join up' at N-Pole: Research | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

Researchers say most of the world's continents will merge somewhere over the Pacific "ring of fire" in 50-200 million years.

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Use Rio+20 to overhaul idea of growth, urges EU climate chief

Use Rio+20 to overhaul idea of growth, urges EU climate chief | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

Connie Hedegaard says GDP model of growth causes overconsumption, drives up commodity prices and ignores the environment.

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Lessons in Sustainability From Gandhi

Lessons in Sustainability From Gandhi | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it
There are many lessons the sustainability movement can learn from Gandhi and his philosophies.
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African land grabs hinder sustainable development

African land grabs hinder sustainable development | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it
Sales of forest land to corporations are dispossessing inhabitants and harming ecosystems.
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UN panel says retool world economy for sustainability

UN panel says retool world economy for sustainability | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

The world can no longer afford to ignore the environmental cost of economic growth and must redefine the very concept of national wealth, a UN panel of heads of state and environment ministers said earlier this week.

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Kofi Annan and Chalmers Students discuss sustainable development

Kofi Annan and Chalmers Students discuss sustainable development | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it
This year's winner of the Gothenburg Prize, an environmental award that draws attention to efforts to promote sustainable development, are the United Nations former Secretary General Kofi Annan and researcher Sue Edwards.
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WWF proposes China-Africa cooperation for green economy

WWF proposes China-Africa cooperation for green economy | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

Africa and China can work together towards the common goal of sustainable development, says WWF, the global conservation organization.

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Climate change melting Great Lakes ice cover: Study

Climate change melting Great Lakes ice cover: Study | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

Climate change may be wielding its heavy hand of influence over the Great Lakes. According to a report from the American Meteorological Society, Great Lakes ice coverage has decreased by an average of 71 percent over the past 40 years. The study, entitled “Temporal and Spatial Variability of Great Lakes Ice Cover, 1973–2010,” used historical satellite measurement from 1973 to 2010 to measure the temporal and spatial variability of ice cover in the Great Lakes.

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With Climate Change, Consciousness Change - Forbes

With Climate Change, Consciousness Change - Forbes | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it
Humans putting their heads together to attempt planetary change.
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Biomass Won't Solve Climate Change Either - Forbes

Biomass Won't Solve Climate Change Either - Forbes | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

This time it's the Greens themselves telling us that biomass energy isn't the solution to climate change.

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19 Climate Games That Could Change the Future

19 Climate Games That Could Change the Future | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

The prevalence of games in our culture provides an opportunity to increase the understanding of our global challenges. There are a growing number of games that aim to make a difference. These games range from those that show players the complexity of creating adequate aid packages and delivering them to places in need to games that require people to get out and work to improve their communities to do well in the game. Looking at the climate change challenge there are a number of games and interactive tools to broaden our understanding of the dynamics involved. 

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Sustainability Plan: Customers Will Soon Ask About Yours

Sustainability Plan: Customers Will Soon Ask About Yours | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

This article is about three letters to small businesses.

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The Himalayas and nearby peaks have lost no ice in past 10 years: Research

The Himalayas and nearby peaks have lost no ice in past 10 years: Research | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

The world's greatest snow-capped peaks, which run in a chain from the Himalayas to Tian Shan on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan, have lost no ice over the last decade, new research shows. The discovery has stunned scientists, who had believed that around 50bn tonnes of meltwater were being shed each year and not being replaced by new snowfall.

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Brazil Airport Auction to Test Investment Climate as World Cup Draws Near

Brazil Airport Auction to Test Investment Climate as World Cup Draws Near | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it
Brazil today will auction rights to operate three of its busiest airports in a deal worth 16 billion reais ($9 billion) in investments that tests the government’s ability to attract private capital ahead of the 2014 World Cup.
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China's largest freshwater lake dries up

China's largest freshwater lake dries up | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

Drought and new Three Gorges Dam blamed as fishers forced to seek other work and freight trade comes to a halt.

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Climate Change in 26 Seconds (NASA Video)

Climate Change in 26 Seconds (NASA Video) | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it
This NASA video shows increasing temperatures in many parts of the world from 1880 - 2011.
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U.S. Preparatory Conference for Rio+20: Rio+2.0 - Bridging Connection Technologies and Sustainable Development

U.S. Preparatory Conference for Rio+20: Rio+2.0 - Bridging Connection Technologies and Sustainable Development | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

The Department of State, in close collaboration with the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, will hold a three day conference, Rio+2.0: Bridging Connection Technologies and Sustainable Development, at Stanford, February 2-4, 2012. This unique gathering of more than 400 global policymakers, development practitioners and technology innovators will be the principal U.S. Government event to prepare for the June United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20.

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Is China the global game-changer for sustainability?

Is China the global game-changer for sustainability? | Global Sustainability News | Scoop.it

The corridors at Davos are buzzing with discussion over China's growing commitment to sustainability, says Peter Lacy.

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