Earth Summit

Why the Energy Technology Revolution Hasn't Happened

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

It's time to change gears and start developing business models and government policies that encourage large incumbents to work collaboratively with the start-up firms that are championing breakthrough energy technology ideas.

Video Message for the Deforestation Event at the Sustainable Development Conference Rio+20 Summit

HRH The Prince of Wales | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK
HRH The Prince of Wales

Now, as never before, is the time to re-integrate nature's economy with our own so that, instead of living dangerously off nature's rapidly diminishing capital, we draw a sustainable income from the wise management of that precious capital. Now is the time for focussed, integrated thinking and for collective, decisive action.

Animal Welfare and Human Welfare Need to Go Hand in Hand at Rio+20

Dr Michael Appleby | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK
Dr Michael Appleby

The final Rio+20 outcomes and goals need to acknowledge the role of animals and their welfare within food production and wider society, and make on-going political and financial commitments to guarantee that we can feed the world's growing population sustainably and humanely.

Rio Earth Summit Offers an Opportunity for Cooperation on Sustainability That We Cannot Afford to Miss

Lord Ashdown | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Politics
Lord Ashdown

If Rio+20 is to steer us on a path of cooperation rather than conflict and a sustainable future for our children it is vital that David Cameron, Nick Clegg and other world leaders are not afraid to dream.

Future of Planet: Not a Cause for Jubilation

Lachie McKenzie | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Politics
Lachie McKenzie

David Cameron has faced harsh criticism for refusing to attend Rio+20, a meeting of world leaders in Brazil to discuss sustainable development.

Rethinking Rio +20: Why Economists Should Take the Earth Summit Seriously

Tristan Stubbs | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK
Tristan Stubbs

Today, international summits are best known for complex wrangling and fragile consensus. And yet the current situation is even more urgent. Greenhouse gas emissions are projected to rise by 50% before the end of the century, resulting in a global average temperature increase of between 3°C and 6°C.

Rio Summit: Leaders Urged For A 'Green Economy'

PA | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK

World leaders need to recognise the importance of the environment in tackling the problems facing the global economy, campaigners urged today. And ...

Has the Environmental Movement Become Too Easily Ignored?

David de Rothschild | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Politics
David de Rothschild

Consider this: Most people -- even those who have never gone camping -- are more afraid of the idea of going out into the woods then they are of woods disappearing. We're using an outdated brain model that just can't grasp the enormous issues we face today.