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BBC: UN panel aims for 'a future worth choosing'

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Growing inequality, environmental decline and "teetering" economies mean the world must change the way it does business, a UN report concludes.

Health and education must improve, it says. Subsidies on fossil fuels should end, and governments must look beyond the standard economic indicator of GDP.

Press Release: Eath Debates

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Can we put a price on nature? Launch of Earth Debates-Flagship event series in Preparation of Rio+20

London - 25th January, 2012 – The vital role of our environment within our economy has been hidden until recently. Pollinating crops, balancing our water distribution and even providing genetic resources for our medicine are just a few examples of the life-support that natural resources provide.  Yet with no market value, they are consumed freely.

Stakeholder Forum Releases Summary Reports from Towards Bonn2011 Nexus Conference Workshops at Rio+20 Regional Preparatory Meetings

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Stakeholder Forum has released two synthesis documents from workshops entitled ‘Towards Bonn2011 Conference: The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus - Solutions for the Green Economy’ which took place during the recent UNCSD Regional Preparatory Meetings for Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. The workshops represented an opportunity for civil society organizations from these regions to directly input to the debate around water, energy and food security.

ICE Coalition & Stakeholder Forum Rio +20 Conference With support from DLA Piper

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Date: Wednesday 26th October 2011

Context

Prior to the deadline for submissions into the final outcome document of the 'Rio+20' summit known as the ‘zero draft’, the ICE Coalition and Stakeholder Forum hosted an all day conference to provide an opportunity for different groups to discuss their proposals and seek support for them.  It allowed distinguished speakers to stimulate further discussion on the two themes at Rio, the green economy and the institutional framework of sustainable development; and allow for the ICE Coalition to show how an International Court for the Environment would complement the institutional framework for sustainable development.