Rio +20

Updates and recaps from the 2012 Rio+20 conference plus all the latest follow-up news on the outcomes. Contact Eleanor Blomstrom, for more information.

The Latest Rio +20 News


Post-2015 and SDGs: 2 tracks or a global framework?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

NEW YORK (May 7, 2013)– by Eleanor Blomstrom

May is a busy month for the Post-Rio+20 and the Post-2015 processes. Among the upcoming meetings and events are the launch of the draft report from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) on May 7, the posting of the draft resolution for the high level political forum (hlpf) expected this week, the 3rd meeting of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) May …

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Help ensure the post-2015 agenda supports an environmentally sustainable future

Monday, April 15th, 2013

NEW YORK (April 15th, 2013)– From April 15 – 28th, join the Global Consultation on Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda and add your voice to the next round of Global Discussions

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Environmental Sustainabilty & Poverty

Poor and marginalized people are more reliant on the environment for their livelihoods and therefore the impact of environmental degradation is more strongly felt (in terms of health, income, and more). …

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Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Monday, March 18th, 2013

[ March 18, 2013 6:00 pm to March 19, 2013 6:00 pm. ]

COSTA RICA (March 18, 2013)–This week, WEDO Program Coordinator Eleanor Blomstrom is attending a consultation in Costa Rica around environmental sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Co-hosted by the Governments of France and Costa Rica, the Leadership Meeting is a milestone event for the Thematic Consultation on Environmental Sustainability, as it will bring together leading and emerging thinkers from around the world who can bring different perspectives and expertise to start generating consensus around …

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Women at CSW57 Confronting Unsustainable Development

Friday, March 8th, 2013

NEW YORK (March 8, 2013)- Feminists Confronting Unsustainable Development’ during the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, CSW57, talk about the experiences of women and the struggle and resistance strategies of their communities against unsustainable economic activities.

Women from Guatemala, Colombia, Kazakhstan, Japan and Fiji, came together at the side-event on ‘Violence – Ecologies – Livelihoods. Feminists Confronting Unsustainable Development’ during the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status

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CSW EVENT: Violence – Ecologies – Livelihoods: Feminists Confronting Unsustainable Development

Monday, March 4th, 2013

[ March 7, 2013; 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. ]

Given the focus of the 57th CSW on violence against women and girls, this side event will examine the  various forms of violence resulting from unsustainable development and related environmental  degradation. Speakers will share experiences of violations against women’s human rights in contexts  of land grabbing, mining, nuclear contamination, and disasters, and propose measures to achieve  sustainable development and eliminate violence against women.

Violence – Ecologies – Livelihoods: Feminists Confronting Unsustainable Development
Date: Thursday, March 7,

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