A bad time for uncertainty on forest protection in Brazil

Forests are home to as much as 90% of the world’s land-based animal and plant life. They directly provide food, shelter, fuel, and a source of income to the 1.6 billion people whose livelihoods depend on them. And forests also benefit our environment by regulating the climate and water cycles and preventing soil erosion.

Time is running out

"Rio +20 is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. It is your collective responsibility to seize it." - UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, in his address to delegates yesterday working to finalise the Rio+20 Outcome Document

Top UN officials stress need for concrete commitments ahead of Rio+20 conference

“Leaders should agree in Rio that Sustainable Development Goals with clear and measurable targets and indicators will be a central part of the post-2015 global development framework,” Mr. Ban said. “SDGs would give concrete expression to renewed high-level political commitment for sustainable development.”

WWF’s freshwater goals and priorities for Rio+20

WWF’s freshwater goals and priorities for Rio+20

Flavia Loures and Stuart Orr, WWF

Message pour Rio+20

2012 est une année charnière.

What is sustainability reporting?

​A sustainability report is an organizational report that gives information about economic, environmental, social and governance performance.
For companies and organizations, sustainability – the capacity to endure, or be maintained – is based on performance in these four key areas.

Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation

•New set of 164 IPCC scenarios available in SRREN considering full mitigation portfolio.
•Long-term stabilization of atmospheric CO2 concentrations below 400ppm achievable in multiple scenarios from multiple models.
•With increasing mitigation ambition, renewable energy plays an increasingly important role in mitigation portfolios across models and significantly increases in scenarios with low GHG stabilization concentrations.
•When competing options are not available or are otherwise constrained, RE deployments tend to be higher.

2012/05/18: Seize the opportunity to have your voice heard by the Heads of State in Rio+20

Make your recommendations and support the recommendations of others!

This process will go on until June 3, when the recommendations that receive most support (maximum 10) will be transferred to a public site for voting by the general public.

These recommendations will be organized by the Facilitators and presented to the Panelists in the Sustainable Development Dialogues (Rio de Janeiro, 16-19 June 2012), during Rio+20.

D'ici 2030, même une 2e planète ne nous suffirait pas

«Nous vivons comme si nous avions une seconde planète à notre disposition. Si nous ne changeons pas de mode de développement, en 2030 même les ressources d’une seconde planète ne seront pas suffisantes», a averti James Leape, directeur général du WWF en présentant le rapport à Genève.

Economie verte : quelles implications?

Rencontre de la Fédération des Entreprises Romandes

A la veille de la Journée mondiale de l’environnement (5 juin) et à quelques jours de la Conférence Rio+20 (20-22 juin), le service cantonal du développement durable, en partenariat avec la Fédération des Entreprises Romandes Genève vous invitent à participer à une rencontre sur le thème de l’économie verte.

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