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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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Rio+20 - Indigenous people protesting with music against the destruction of the Amazon forest © WWF / Franko Petri Latest from Rio

Noise and colour as thousands come to demand global change at Rio

The park in Flamingo Bay, in the shadow of Rio’s Sugarloaf mountain, has been taken over by the alternative to the suited-and-booted global event across town. It’s the Rio+20 People’s Summit and I’ve managed to escape the conference halls and see what it’s all about – and get a bit of sun at the same […]

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Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development Latest from Rio

Rio: long days, late nights, hot potatoes ahead

My long trip to Rio for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (aka the ‘Earth Summit’ 2012) doesn’t seem so bad compared to what some of my American colleagues have gone through. They were supposed to be here on Thursday but through a series of cancellations and mishaps, they got stuck in Sao Paulo trying to complete […]

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