Rio Plus Business Bulletin

  1. Rio+20: Talks survive scare as developing countries threaten walkout (15 June)

    By John Parnell RioPlus Business in Rio A key negotiating group including China and India, threatened to walk-out of the Rio+20 talks yesterday over a dispute on finance and fossil fuel subsidies. According to Farhad Bakhtiar, an advisor to Ugandan Environment Minister Maria Mutagmaba, the G77+China grouping issued an ultimatum at 1700...
  2. Rio+20: Usual suspects delaying decision making, says Seychelles Ambassador (15 June)

    By John Parnell RioPlus Business in Rio The “usual suspects” are holding up talks at Rio+20, the Seychelles Ambassador to the US has said. When asked who was delaying the staggered talks on a draft outcome to the UN Sustainable Development summit, Ronald Jumeau pointed to similarities with other environmental discussions. “ the usual...
  3. Rio+20: All nations are ‘developing’ says Oxfam researcher (15 June)

    By John Parnell RioPlus Business in Rio  There will be no such thing as a developed country until someone finds a way to maintain a high standard of living while also protecting the environment and natural resources, a senior Oxfam researcher has said. Speaking at the Rio Conventions Pavilion at Rio+20, Kate Raworth...
  4. 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...
  5. Rio+20 blog: Business Is the Optimist This Time Around (14 June)

    By Norine Kennedy Twenty years ago, the turnout for the UN Conference on Environment and Development, now known as the Rio Earth Summit, seemed enormous, a record breaking 20,000 people. Of those, a relatively small handful from business were on hand, perhaps 50 or so, cautious and out of their element, in...
  6. Italian Minister: It’s time for developing countries to step up (14 June)

    By Tierney Smith RioPlus Business in Rio At the 1992 Earth Summit, the responsibility fell on the developed world, but now it is time for emerging economies to step up and take on that burden, says Corrado Clini, Italian Minister for Environment. Speaking at the Rio+20 summit in Brazil, Clini said: “We...
  7. Volkswagon, Siemens and Deutsche Bank join rallying call at Rio+20 (14 June)

    By John Parnell RioPlus Business in Rio The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has issued a call for greater collaboration between business and governments in order to maximize the impact of the Rio+20 summit. The UN conference on sustainable development taking place in the Brazilian city till June 22 includes large delegations from...
  8. Rio+20 Business Focus: Sustainability at the bottom of the world (14 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 Brigit...
  9. Sustainability in South America’s largest favela (13 June)

    By John Parnell RioPlus Business at Rio+20 One of the local camera crew working with us at Rio+20 joked that he hoped I had a flak jacket and laughed. He corrected himself, patted me on the shoulder and assured me the area I was headed for had been “pacified”. This was a verb...
  10. 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...

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