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The Future We Want: Rio+20 decision text

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development / Rio de Janeiro / June 2012 This is the official text of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio in June 2012. It was called Rio+20 because it was held 20 years after the 1992 Rio […]

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Reclaim the UN from corporate capture (Friends of the Earth Int)

Friends of the Earth International / June 2012 Friends of the Earth released this report before the 2012 Rio+20 conference to draw attention to what it argues is the increasing influence of corporations over the United Nations system. Read report The report says companies are exerting […]

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Q & A: What is a “Green Economy”? (WRI)

World Resources Institute / April 2011 The World Resources Institute provides an introduction to what a green economy is and what it would take to get there. In a way the green economy is a continuation of work towards sustainable development but in a new […]

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Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation workshop report (ESPA)

Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation / May 2012 The Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) research programme was set up in 2010. Its goal is to “ensure that, in developing countries, ecosystems are being sustainably managed in a way that contributes to poverty reduction as […]

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What does “green economy” actually mean? (Stockholm Resilience)

Interview with Chee Yoke Ling (Co-director Third World Network) / September 2011 In this interview Chee Yoke Ling explains the different perspectives on the green economy ahead of the Rio+20 meeting. She outlines some of the concerns and fears of developing countries. These include that […]

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Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing Back the Social (UNRISD)

United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) / December 2011 Different organisations present their diverse perspectives on the green economy at the UNRISD conference “Green Economy and Sustainable Development: Bringing back the Social Dimension” (2011) including: what the objective of the green economy project is […]

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What would a green economy look like? (WDM)

World Development Movement / May 2012 WDM say there is no agreement on what the green economy is but they see it as a re-engineering of the global economy to respect environmental limits, prioritise social goals and end the obsession with limitless growth. Food and […]

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Achim Steiner on green economy and sustainable development (UNEP)

Achim Steiner / United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations Steiner argues for a change in economic paradigm towards a green economy. He says we cannot continue with the existing economic model because the world is running out of resources. It’s time […]

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Post-Growth Project: an introduction (Green House)

What is ‘Growth’ for and can we afford it?: A critical twenty-first-century assessment of the hegemonic economic policy of our time Rupert Read / Green House / 2012 At a time of low economic growth in the United Kingdom (and much of the Eurozone) the […]

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