This year, the World Environment Day theme is Green Economy: Does it include you?

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Welcome to your quick guide to celebrating World Environment Day on 5 June, 2012.

This year, the World Environment Day theme is Green Economy: Does it include you? This highlights that the Green Economy as an essential rethink to the way we do business, if we are to create a brighter future.

How can standards help reach viability ?

Wolfgang Grosse Entrup, Head of the Sustainability and Environment department of Bayer AG, who states: “ISO standards are essential for recording comparable performance indicators in individual areas of sustainability. On this basis, we are able to identify potential improvements which we can then implement.”

Créez votre activité économique avec un minimum de risques et un maximum de réussite!

Essaim, incubateur d'APRES-GE, est une structure d'accueil, de conseils et d'accompagnement pour entrepreneurs-ses, demandeurs-ses d'emploi et organisations de l'ESS souhaitant développer de nouvelles activités économiques.

US to propose first climate limits on power plants

The Obama administration will propose as soon as Tuesday the first ever standards to cut carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, sources involved in talks on the matter said — a move that is likely to be hotly contested by Republicans and industry in an election year.

Les pays riches opposent leur veto à une extension du calendrier de négociation menant au sommet de Rio+20

Les pays émergents comme le Brésil souhaitaient des rondes de négociations supplémentaires afin d'éviter un accord faible.

NOVA YORK — Les pays riches ont opposés leur veto à l'extension du calendrier de négociations menant à la conférence des Nations Unies sur le Développement Durable (Rio+20), proposition défendues par les pays en développement réunis dans le G-77.

Países ricos vetam calendário maior para Rio+20

Emergentes como o Brasil queriam rodadas extras para evitar acordo fraco

NOVA YORK — Os países ricos vetaram a extensão do calendário de negociações da Conferencia das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável (Rio+20), proposta defendida pelas nações em desenvolvimento, reunidas no chamado G-77.

Nos droits fondamentaux en danger aux Nations Unies

Des voix s'élèvent, mettant en garde contre des risques de dérive du processus de Rio+20, les organisations représentantes de la Société Civile (Major Groups) étant de plus en plus tenues à l'écart des discussions/négociations. Si vous vous sentez concernés, signez et faites circuler la pétition

Rights at risk at the United Nations

Open Letter to the Secretary General for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), Co-Chairs of the Bureau for Rio+20 and Member-States of the United Nations, please sign the on-line petition:

What Good Is Economic Growth if It Destroys Humanity ?

For us it is clear that the current economic, corporate and competitive rationale is insufficient, if not debilitating, for humanity to solve its financial, social and environmental crises.

The old school has come to a dead end.

We need to embrace fundamental change, inform ourselves about why things are going wrong, and follow cutting-edge examples which provide a new direction.

Urgent Action Needed to Support Mongolia's Reindeer Herders

Community Plays Critical Role in Promoting Biodiversity, But Faces Increasing Threats

Kautokeino (Norway) / Nairobi, 26 March 2012 - Mongolia's reindeer herders and their forest homeland are facing unprecedented challenges from unregulated mining, logging, water pollution, climate change and some tourism practices, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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