Rio Plus Business Bulletin

  1. Rio+20: Favelas setting the standard for inner-city sustainability (19 June)

    By Daniel Schweimler RioPlus Business in Rio “What! You walked unaccompanied into a favela? Are you mad?” That would, just a short time ago, have been the common response to anyone who visited Brazil’s notorious shanty towns that litter the landscape both in and around the country’s major cities. But RTCC was able to...
  2. Rio+20 Business Focus: Ensuring business success through sustainability (19 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 KPMG’s...
  3. Former UNFCCC chief calls for poverty to be dealt with at Rio summit (June 18)

    By Michael Zammit Cutajar Environmental problems result, it is said, from the rich dumping on the poor and the present dumping on the future.  That is one way of illustrating the issues that the global community should address at the Rio summit in June.  It is something of a caricature but telling...
  4. Rio+20: Bringing the favela to Copacabana beach (18 June)

    By Daniel Schweimler RTCC in Rio  This installation alongside Rio’s famous Copacabana beach was inspired by the homes built in the city’s favelas or shanty towns. It has a simple window looking out on the sea. It was designed by locally based architects, Sarah Swolfs and Patricia Padilha from the company, Barst. It was...
  5. Rio+20: Highlighting the role of the private sector on Business Day (17 June)

    By Tierney Smith RTCC in Rio  Business Day at Rio+20 tomorrow aims to showcase the work being done by the private sector to combat the twin problems of the environmental and economic crises. Private sector involvement in sustainable development goes beyond that of financing and the Rio Conventions Pavilion Business Day aims to...
  6. Rio+20: Polluters are in charge, says Greenpeace (17 June)

    By John Parnell RioPlus Business in Rio The compromise text proposed by Brazil at the Rio+20 summit has been harshly criticized by Greenpeace and labeled an abject failure. With negotiations faltering the Brazilian Government produced a compromise document that is set to form the backbone of discussions by heads of states and ministers...
  7. Argentina seminar prepares for Rio+20 (17 June)

    In preparation for the upcoming Earth Summit, officially called Rio+20, Solidaridad together with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands organized in Buenos Aires, Argentina a seminar on “Smart and Sustainable Land Use.” The objectives of the seminar were to discuss the approach towards smart and sustainable land use in...
  8. Rio+20 Business Focus: Business integral to combating desertification (17 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, Luc...
  9. Rio+20: The underwater lab that could unlock the secrets of the ocean

    By John Parnell RioPlus Business in Rio Plans for a new underwater ocean observatory are on show at Rio+20. The SeaOrbiter is a 58m long drifting exploration vessel that will allow a team of 18 researchers to live in open water up to five-months at a time. Ocean observations are currently limited to...

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