Rio de Janeiro, June 22, 2012 – The UN Conference on Sustainable Development – also known as Rio+20 – has resulted in a disappointing final declaration. Like many other civil society organizations around the world, Equiterre had hoped that this meeting would be a chance for leaders to:
The UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio has resulted in a disappointing final declaration.
Citizen groups from around the world had viewed the meeting as a chance for world leaders to recommit to sustainability promises made in 1992.
It was seen as a chance to further the fight against both poverty and climate change.
But the results have fallen short of...
In this short video, environmentalist Steven Guilbeault explains the issues at stake at RIO+20 – and shares his fears that the goals of the international negotiations, which begin today, are too watered down.
The organic banana that brought you here was locally grown in Magé, Brazil.
"Organic," "local" and "fair trade" are examples of the kinds of labels and certifications discussed in the Certified Green panel that you just attended.
They are also major preoccupations of our organization, Quebec, Canada-based environmental group, Equiterre.
The Rio+20 Green Economy Tour is still under way! Look for an upcoming event near you.
Equiterre cordially invites you to a Rio+20 side event.
Every year, consumers spend billions of dollars on products with environmental and social certifications. What impact do these labels have?
The Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) will unveil the results of six years of research on sustainability initiatives.
The presentation will be followed by an expert...
You're invited to a panel discussion on Rio+20 and Quebec's green economy.
This event will take the form of a "5 à 7" following the Rendez-vous des technologies propres, a forum on clean technology, in Sherbrooke, on Wednesday, June 6.
Monday, May 14 at noon.
Executive Coordinator, Rio+20
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
Issues and Global Challenges of Sustainable Development
What Should we expect from Rio+20 Summit?
Environment Series Luncheon
Marriott Château Champlain Montréal
1050 de la Gauchetiere St. W.
The Rio+20 Green Economy Speaking Tour, coming to a city near you.