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Earth Debates 3: Green cities in a green economy- how to pioneer a sustainable transition?

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The third Earth Debate, hosted by the Natural History Museum, London in partnership with Stakeholder Forum and the British Council will focus on cities.

Cities will play an increasing role in the welfare of both people and the environment in the future. How can we make them greener? For the first time in history half of the world’s population is located in urban spaces rather than rural areas. By 2030, nearly 60% are expected to be urban dwellers.

Earth Debates Press Release

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HOW CAN WE MEASURE PROGRESS?
EARTH DEBATES – FLAGSHIP EVENT SERIES IN PREPARATION OF RIO+20

edfullcolourwebLondon – 22nd February, 2012 – Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a universal measure of a country’s economic activity and output, yet it takes no account of the appreciation or deprecation of a country’s building infrastructure, or of the condition of its natural resources and the ecosystem services provided by the environment, such as crop pollination. Furthermore, GDP provides no measure of the health, wealth, or wellbeing of a country’s population, or how these are distributed across society.

Launch of Global Sustainability Panel Report

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The Global Sustainability Panel Secretariat, Aviva Investors and Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future invite you to attend the event: How can the private sector contribute to Global Sustainability? This event is part of the events organised around the launch of the report: Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A future worth choosing published on 30th January 2012. The report is the result of a 17 month global consultation led by a 22-member High Level Panel, established by the UN Secretary-General. It details the extent of the sustainability challenges that we face and outlines a blueprint of what needs to be done nationally and internationally to bring about a green and fair transition to a sustainable future.

Press Release: A Bold and Ambitious Vision for Rio+20 - Results from the initial negotiations in New York

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New York – 30th January – Negotiations were held last week (25th-27th January) on the Zero Draft of the outcome document to be put before leaders at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also known as Rio+20, happening in Brazil 20-22 June 2012. This first round of negotiations have been extremely encouraging, with consensus emerging between developed and developing countries alike, as well as civil society, on the need for the greater urgency, ambition and detail required to use Rio+20 for the opportunity it presents.