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- Brazil should create a conservation area in Abrolhos
Brasil will come to Rio+20 without having anything to offer on the only issue at the conference that seems to be moving ahead: the protection of oceans.
Published on 05/17/2012 - 13h08
- Only six percent know what Rio+20 is, survey shows
If the success of Rio+20 depended on its popular appeal, the U.N. conference would be in bad shape. According to a survey conducted in eight countries, including Brazil, only 19 percent of people had "heard mention" of the event.
Published on 05/16/2012 - 12h14
- Which sustainable action have you adopted in your life?
From June 13th to 22th, Brazil will host Rio +20 (the United Nations' Conference on Sustainable Development) to discuss issues related to the use of natural resources.
Published on 05/16/2012 - 08h00
- U.N. launches campaign with Gisele and Ronaldo to mobilize Brazilians for Rio+20
On Monday the U.N. launched a local version of the campaign "The Future We Want," in an effort to mobilize the population for Rio+20, a global conference on sustainable development that will take place June 13 - 22 in Rio de Janeiro.
Published on 05/15/2012 - 13h38
- Government pressure, Rio hotels lower prices more than 20 percent
The government has called for lower prices after high nightly rates charged by hotels in Rio de Janeiro caused some foreign delegations to cancel their participation in Rio+20.
Published on 05/12/2012 - 16h54
- What about that Forest Code, Madame Merkel?
The administration of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is getting worried about the controversy surrounding important heads of state at the Rio+20 conference. Yesterday, the French leader François "Mr. Normal" Hollande and Russian Vladimir Putin confirmed that they would come, bringing the total number of leaders in attendance at the conference to 99. But no one ever doubted their participation: one of Hollande's main electoral platforms was green development and the transition to an economy that uses less carbon fuels; Putin is a strategic ally of the BRIC countries and didn't have much of a choice.
Published on 05/11/2012 - 19h26
- François Hollande and Vladimir Putin confirm their presence at Rio+20
The president-elect of France, François Hollande, and Russian president Vladimir Putin, confirmed on Wednesday that they would attend the U.N. Rio+20 conference for sustainable development that will take place in Brazil in June.
Published on 05/10/2012 - 13h21
- European Parliament cancels presence at summit citing high hotel prices
The European Parliament decided to cancel travel plans for the Members of the European Parliament that were going to participate in Rio+20, due to high travel expenses.
Published on 05/09/2012 - 12h43
- Brazil is too cautious in summit negotiations, says Rio+20 coordinator
Brice Lalonde nods his head towards a diplomat that is snoring on one of the sofas in the lobby of the UN Headquarter in New York and smiles. "You see? That's the negotiation right there."
Published on 05/08/2012 - 15h36
- Debate in UN falters as countries keep negotiating Rio +20 document
The second round of negotiations leading up to Rio +20 ended inconclusively yesterday at the UN headquarters in New York. Because of difficulties in resolving certain impasses in the text that will serve as the foundation for the conference, the UN called for another week of discussion, beginning on May 29.
Published on 05/07/2012 - 13h57