1. Rio+20 Business Focus: How forests relieve thirst (15 June)

    Politicians make the policy. But it’s often left to business to implement it. For this reason RioPlus Business is featuring submissions from business across the globe in the lead up to Rio+20. The aim is to demonstrate how Sustainable Development is becoming a reality on every continent, country and city. Here the...
  2. Rio+20 Business Focus: PES places farmers ahead the conservation process (13 June)

    Politicians make the policy. But it’s often left to business to implement it. For this reason RioPlus Business is featuring submissions from business across the globe in the lead up to Rio+20. The aim is to demonstrate how Sustainable Development is becoming a reality on every continent, country and city. Here the...
  3. Rio+20 Business Focus: Carbon offsetting in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest (12 June)

    Politicians make the policy. But it’s often left to business to implement it. For this reason RioPlus Business is featuring submissions from business across the globe in the lead up to Rio+20. The aim is to demonstrate how Sustainable Development is becoming a reality on every continent, country and city. Here myclimate...
  4. Rio+20 Business Focus: Reducing water and energy waste for a sustainable future (June 6)

    Watergy represents the strong link between water and energy. the Alliance to Save Energy explains how they have implemented their efficiency programme across the planet. By Laura Van Wie McGrory & Arlene Fetizanan Energy and water shortages have the potential to create crises affecting large segments of the world’s population. Both energy consumption and...
  5. Rio+20 Business Focus: A new approach to carbon compensation

    Politicians make the policy. But it’s often left to business to implement it. For this reason RioPlus Business is featuring submissions from the private sector across the globe in the lead up to Rio+20. The aim is to demonstrate how Sustainable Development is becoming a reality in every continent, country and...
  6. Rio+20 Business Focus: Protecting a life saving tree in the heart of Africa

    Politicians make the policy. But it’s often left to business to implement it. For this reason RioPlus Business is featuring submissions from the private sector across the globe in the lead up to Rio+20. Today we look at how the conservation and sustainable use of Prunus Africana is improving the lives...
  7. RioPlus Business Focus: FSC and The Borneo Initiative

    It is estimated that 80% of Indonesia’s carbon emissions are related to deforestation and related changes in land use. Around 1.8 million hectares (ha) of Indonesia’s forests are lost every year, making the country accountable for an astonishing 14% of global forest loss. In view of this crisis, and in recognition...
  8. Rush to economic gains in Arctic risky for ecosystems, warns report

    Rushing too fast into exploration of the Arctic could lead to ruined ecosystems, warns insurer Lloyd’s of London. Their latest report, produced by UK think tank Chatham House, makes them the first major business organisation to join the environmentalists in warning about the huge potential for environmental damage from drilling for...
  9. Podcast: Impact of 2007 floods in Uganda

    In the first of a series of UNFCCC CDM Radio Club reports, Emmanuel Okella talks about the effect severe flooding had on Uganda in 2007, and how the country is recovering.

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