Monthly Archives: February 2012

Doughnut can ease birth pangs of the green economy

The idea of a green economy has proved to be a reform too far for the Rio+20 summit preparations. Poor countries need solutions that tackle development as well as protect the environment.

Scientists prepare to nudge Rio+20

A major science conference to be held in London next month aspires “to provide major recommendations to the Rio+20 Summit.” However critical the ecological threat, however eminent the conference participants, can the organisers be serious? The closing date for submissions to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) passed over three months ago. A draft outcome text for the June summit has been published and the first round of intergovernmental negotiations will be over by the time the Planet Under […]

It’s the planet, stupid

The Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference takes place in London next month. It’s a great opportunity to force environmental problems out of their separate policy compartments into the reality of our interconnected global crisis.

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