Environmental Issues: International Issues
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- Fulfilling the Rio+20 Promises
Reviewing Progress since the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
- The June 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, also known as Rio+20, brought together leaders from government, civil society, and the private sector for the most participatory and socially inclusive U.N. conference to date. Rio+20 built upon the commitments made 20 years ago at the first Earth Summit, held in Rio in 1992.
- India at Rio+20: Putting Commitments into Action
- At the upcoming 2012 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, India will join over 135 heads of state and thousands of representatives from governments, business, and civil society to discuss sustainable development and the green economy. As a rapidly growing economy that is tackling the pressing challenges of development, India can lead in commitments during the Summit and in their implementation afterward. Working with partners in India, NRDC recommends practical actions to integrate sustainability objectives with economic growth, aligning with India’s priorities to address climate change, energy, food, water, and managing urbanization. India’s leadership, in translating its commitments into actions, is critical to helping the world meet the challenges of building a green economy. Get document in pdf.
- Rio+20 Earth Summit: Media Assets
Media materials for Rio+20
- Race to Rio Earth Summit
- In June 2012, some 150 presidents and prime ministers will join 50,000 leaders and citizens in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Rio+20 Earth Summit, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the historic first Earth Summit in 1992. NRDC will be taking an active role in recommending solutions to build a more sustainable world. Learn more about NRDC's priorities and how you can get involved. Get document in pdf.
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- China's Budding Environmental Movement
- Attorney Alex Wang talks about what it's like to be in on the ground level of a new environmental movement.
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