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Video Friday: Development by Design is Key for Sustainable Development in Asia

Jack Hurd, Asia-Pacific Deputy Director for the Nature Conservancy (TNC), discusses their work in the region as Asian government and business faces the challenges of growth and development. Hurd argues that by applying principles of Development by Design sustainable development is possible in the fastest growing region on the planet.

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Pessimism is Impeding Environmental Advocacy

While it is easy to understand why so many environmentally concerned people are fearful and pessimistic, these attitudes detract from the goal of improving our environment. Fear is well warranted, we are on the verge of a widespread ecosystem collapse and we have reached 400 ppm of atmospheric C02 in the arctic. However, rather than just ask how bad things are, we should be asking how we can best address the…

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The Natural Capital Declaration was launched at the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Summit this week.

Natural Capital Declaration Launched at Rio+20 Earth Summit

Factoring natural capital into the bottom line is about bringing the real wealth of the planet from the invisible into the visible spectrum in order to tip the balance from degradation towards sustainable management for communities, businesses, and countries. -Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Director A group representing thirty-nine banks, insurers, and investors have joined with the governments…

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A Date With History: 17-Year-Old Brittany Trilford Addresses World Leaders at Rio+20 Earth Summit

“Are you here to save face, or are you here to save us?” Seventeen-year-old Brittany Trilford from New Zealand was TckTckTck’s winner of the “Date With History” contest earlier this year giving an opportunity for young people from across the globe the chance to voice their concern at the Rio +20 Earth Summit. Hoping to inspire leaders to act boldly,…

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The United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development begins in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio+20 is a Once in a Generation Opportunity

As the world faces enormous challenges, Rio+20 is an opportunity to change course and move toward a more sustainable future. The Rio+20 summit is a two-day United Nations Conference that seeks to build consensus on a more sustainable course for our world. Rio+20 will convene in Brazil on June 20, 2012, marking the 20th anniversary of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the…

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