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  • Emerging countries propose a US$ 30 billion fund for green economy

    The Rio+20 negotiations officially started yesterday with a proposal by developing countries to create a US$ 30 billion a year fund for sustainable development to begin next year.

    Published on 06/14/2012 - 12h19

  • The summit's accidental pregnancy

    In sizing up Rio+20, the U.N. took aim at what it saw, but actually hit what it didn't see.

    Published on 06/14/2012 - 11h53

  • Only Brazil can advance the final document

    The U.N. conference on sustainable development begins today in the Riocentro convention center with all hope on Brazil.

    Published on 06/13/2012 - 16h14

  • Crisis weakens summit, says former secretary of Eco-92

    Despite increased rhetoric about environmental issues in the past 20 years, in practice governments have advanced very little in the implementation of commitments made at Eco-92. The scene of inertia created by the economic crisis in rich countries could weaken the results that come out of Rio+20, according to Canadian Maurice Strong, who was one the fundamental pieces for the success of Eco-92

    Published on 06/13/2012 - 16h10

  • Rio+20 begins this Wednesday with an impasse between rich and poor countries

    Chinese representative Sha Zukang, the secretary-general of Rio+20 denounced the attempt by rich countries to withdraw or dilute the idea of "common, but differentiated, responsibility" in the final document of the conference.

    Published on 06/12/2012 - 18h23

  • Xingu takes advantage of Rio+20 to protest the dam

    Activists and residents of the region affected by the Belo Monte hydroelectric project on the Xingu River (PA), are preparing a parallel protest during Rio+20.

    Published on 06/07/2012 - 10h26

  • No projects to protect forests

    The fund that was created in 2008 to support environmental preservation activities in the Amazon is running into trouble with other demand on the BNDES, the Brazilian development bank, but also with the lack of preparation from civil society organizations and the lack of projects from the government.

    Published on 06/07/2012 - 10h25

  • Rio+20, without the utopia

    Twenty years after Eco-92, Rio de Janeiro is preparing to host another meeting between international leaders who will discuss how to reconcile environmental preservation and economic development.

    Published on 06/05/2012 - 17h06

  • Folha launches app on Rio+20 for smartphones

    Folha has launched a special app on Rio +20 for smartphones.

    Published on 06/05/2012 - 09h22

  • Emerging countries must be united, says the Secretary-General of Rio+20

    A week and a half before Rio+20, the United Nations conference on sustainable development, countries are still divided on practical actions that can be adopted and on how to raise the necessary funds to implement them.

    Published on 06/04/2012 - 13h31