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Rio+20 Summit Underway In Brazil
2012-06-21 13:40:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com The U.N. sustainable development summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil kicked off with U.N. head Ban Ki-moon warning that progress on resolving Earth issues is moving too slow. Ki-moon was speaking to world leaders at the Rio+20 summit and other ministers, calling them to action on fighting climate change, saying that "words must translate into action." He opened the session with a reference to the Earth Summit held at the same location 20 years ago, which...

2012-05-15 02:26:09

WASHINGTON D.C., ZURICH, and FRANKFURT, Germany, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A game with a difference is being launched this week: Players can ruin the world or save our planet by opting for choices based on real-world data that has not been publicly available so far. The Facebook game aims to mobilise people to demand action rather than just talk from the Rio+20 summit in June. Game Change Rio offers a great way to engage with the complexities facing our planet today....

2012-01-11 16:32:00

High Seas Recognized as Critical for Sustainable Development in UN Process WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global political leaders will convene in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this June, which marks the 20th anniversary of the original UN Earth Summit, to evaluate progress toward achieving goals on sustainable development. On January 10, the first draft of the 'negotiating text,' a blueprint for the agenda of the Rio+20 conference, was released. This document will now...

2009-05-27 17:10:00

SEOUL, South Korea, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayors of major metropolitan cities around the world adopted the "Seoul Declaration" at the Third C40 Large Cities Climate Summit held last week in the capital city of Korea. Announced on the final day of the three-day Summit, the Declaration calls on major cities to convert into low-carbon areas by cutting greenhouse gas emissions to the largest extent possible. The Declaration also reaffirms the cities' commitment to making collective efforts to...