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Bringing Safe Water to the World
Environmental stewardship can help eliminate the world's biggest health risk -- dirty water.

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One billion people around the world don't have access to clean, safe water. Developed countries have essentially eradicated diseases such as cholera, typhoid and malaria, but in developing nations, these and other waterborne illnesses kill 5 million people each year -- 6,000 children every day.

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The Evolution of International Environmental Governance
Overview
Since the 1970s, the international community has created a number of successful institutions and treaties to protect the global environment; but more work remains to turn commitments into action.
Global Sustainable Development Post-MDGs
Building a new architecture for a new world

Overview
In terms of negotiated commitments, Rio+20 is perhaps best seen as a starting point rather than an ending point for action on sustainable development, with the true impact of many commitments yet to be felt due to the long implementation times required. The world needs new structures and collaborations to meet the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly changing, interconnected world.
The Rio+20 Earth Summit
Speeding up the transition to a sustainable future at the Rio+20 Earth Summit

Overview
Two decades after the first UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, we're still waiting for action to address climate change and sustainability issues. NRDC will be taking an active role at the 2012 Rio+20 Summit. Explore here and check back frequently for updates on how we can work together to address the sustainability and climate crises facing our world.
Protecting Ocean Habitat from Bottom Trawling
Halting this underwater version of strip-mining in sensitive areas can keep our oceans healthy and full of vibrant marine life.

Overview
Halting this underwater version of strip-mining in sensitive areas can keep our oceans healthy and full of vibrant marine life.

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