Head of Rio+20 Addresses Eye on Earth Summit

Abu Dhabi, December 8, 2011: His Excellency Sha Zukang, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and the Secretary-General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, will share his vision regarding “The road to Rio: The importance of information networking” at the Eye on Earth Abu Dhabi 2011 Summit.

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

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.

Stakeholder Forum – Rio+20 Zero Draft Submission

The total population of the world has just passed seven billion and is continuing to increase. Everywhere people aspire to higher living standards and higher levels of consumption. There is growing concern about the capacity of the world’s natural resources to provide food, energy and other materials to sustain this growing demand. At the same time the growing scale of human activity is threatening to cause dangerous levels of climate change, increased levels of pollution,destruction of natural habitats and biodiversity.

Sustainable Development Proposal for Asia-Pacific

“The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Proposal for Rio+20” provides key messages and recommendations for achieving sustainable development based on perspectives and experiences from the Asia-Pacific region, and are delivered as part of the key international, regional, and national preparation process such as the the International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2011) and other opportunities. 

Recommendations: ICSU-UNESCO RIO+20 Regional Workshop for Africa

The International Council for Science Regional Office for Africa (ICSU ROA) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Nairobi Office organised the RIO+20 Regional Workshop for Africa from the 30th of May to 1st of June 2011, Pretoria, South Africa. The recommendations for the Workshop are now available.

Regional forum on Rio+20 set Oct. 25 in Cag. de Oro

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Misamis Oriental, Oct. 24 (PIA) -- A regional consultation on the subject "The Philippines' Countdown to Rio+20: Region 10 Consultation for the Preparation and Participation to United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development" or Rio+20 Conference will be held in the city, this coming Oct. 25.