Monthly Archives: March 2012

Planet Under Pressure 2012 – final day

Live blog of proceedings of final day of The Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference.

Give this conference the third degree on global warming

The Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference is in need of a legacy. Scientists should be encouraged to say what they think about the prospects for limiting global warming to two degrees. The consequences could be profound.

Sustainable inequality looms over Rio+20

Professor Richard Wilkinson and Dr Mamphela Ramphele spoke about global inequality this morning at the Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference. We know that it’s a big problem with few easy answers in the context of sustainable development.

Conference notes: 27th March

A potential setback on Day 2 of the Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference. The UN’s preparatory negotiations for Rio+20 are not following the script.

Global relationships in urgent need of warming

Senior politicians and business leaders are not talking to the scientists or development experts. The Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference warns that this is a recipe for failure at Rio+20. But the participants have their own communication barriers too.

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