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Why Green Government isn’t dead






Despite the gloomy failures of Rio+20 and David Cameron’s empty ‘greenest government ever’ promise, it’s good that some parts of the UK can still come up with an enlightened approach. At the moment it’s Wales that provides a bright light in these gloomy times. In Cardiff the devolved administration, led by First Minister Carwyn Jones, […]

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David Nussbaum © Greg Armfield / WWF-UK Latest from Rio

Rio+20 – How (not) to run a planet?






I went to Rio in the spirit of both determination and hope. While all of us were aware of the difficult international politics, exacerbated by global financial crises and the increasing human demands on natural resources, Rio+20 was a moment of opportunity. As Jim Leape, director general of WWF, put it: “A conference about life: […]

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Rio+20 - Costumed person with gas mask and globe © WWF

Questions about Rio+20? Your chance to quiz the experts






Tomorrow afternoon (1pm, Friday 22 June), on the final day of the UN’s Rio+20 conference in Brazil, we’re taking part in an unmissable question-and-answer session organised by the Stop Climate Chaos coalition and hosted at the Guardian website. And we want you to add your own searching queries to the hot Rio debate – for […]

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Forest code march at Rio+20 Photos

Rio+20 ‘People’s march’ – tanks for the energy






Images from Wednesday’s ‘People’s Summit’ march during the UN Rio+20 conference – more details below. More on the march and the view on the streets – with thanks to WWF’s Franko Petri… Rio has been a bit like a fortress under siege this week – more than 15,000 policemen are here, plus heavily armed soldiers, […]

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