Rio Plus Business Bulletin

  1. Rio+20 Comment: Summit whimpers to an inevitable conclusion (22 June)

    By John Parnell RioPlus Business in Rio In the end, Rio+20 has been a bit like watching two steam rollers about to have a colossal and inevitable head-on collision. The need for action is immense and the solutions are largely achievable. We need 3% more food in order to ensure no one goes...
  2. Rio+20: A day at Rio’s other summit – the People’s Conference (22 June)

    By Daniel Schweimler RioPlus Business in Rio There’s a another conference happening in Rio de Janeiro – this one on the other side of the city and a two-hour traffic jam away from where the politicians are gathered. The People’s Conference in the Aterro do Flamengo park brings together indigenous communities, environmentalists, religious...
  3. Rio+20 Business Focus: The future we want is global and local (22 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 Anke...
  4. Rio+20: Leaders round on summit process as frustration grows (21 June)

    By John Parnell RioPlus Business in Rio Leading figures including special advisor to Ban Ki-moon Professor Jeffrey Sachs, have criticized the lack of progress made by the UN-led processes on climate change, biodiversity and desertification. The three UN conventions to tackle these issues celebrate their 20th birthday today at the Rio+20 summit under...
  5. Rio+20: Draft outcome on sustainable development signed-off (19 June)

    By John Parnell RTCC in Rio The draft agreement for the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development has been signed off by negotiators. Ministers and heads of state arrive tomorrow to discuss, adapt and sign-off the proposals. The agreement was rushed through at the beginning of the plenary with almost no discussion observers have said. The...
  6. Rio+20: Youth frame future in wall of art at UN summit (19 June)

    By Daniel Schweimler RioPlus Business in Rio As the Rio+20 talks drag on in beige rooms with dim lighting, one youth group are determined to brighten up the main reception area at the summit. The Children in Youth group have created a ‘visions wall’ which has been opened for everyone to paste...

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