New networks – led by companies, NGOs and cities – will set the agenda for the future at Rio+20, instead of governments.
George Monbiot on why world leaders seem more interested in protecting the interests of plutocratic elites than our environment.
It’s looking unlikely that leaders will seize the opportunity offered by Rio+20, to transform aspiration into genuine progress. But there are some rays of hope.
Various large economies show significantly lower growth when natural capital is factored into growth indicators, a new report and index show.
This week’s Earth Summit will be more stocktake than breakthrough. So why is it so hard for governments to take sustainability seriously?
NOAA says the month of May was the second hottest for the globe in 132 years. Australia one of the few areas to be cooler.
A recent study has found that shoppers would switch to eco-friendly, lower-carbon emissions groceries, but they’d probably need to be cheaper, too.
It’s time to think of new energy business models; parity arrives at the socket, and in Spain’s wholesale market; Rio and the placebo effect; and the Greens’ pitch to business.
A new study explains how biodiversity loss could irreversibly damage the ecosystem’s ability to do some very useful things – like supply fresh water.
Two separate scientific reports, including UNEP’s GEO-5, warn of the growing threat of population growth, urbanisation and consumption – not to mention climate change.