Here you can find all the latest updates in relation to Earth Summit 2012, as well as archived news.
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HLP report emphasises the need to unify global goals with national plans for sustainable development

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The UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on Post-2015 has recently launched its report entitled ‘A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development’. The report states that a universal post-2015 agenda should be driven by several transformative shifts, including ‘putting sustainable development at the core’, and provides an example of how new goals and measurable targets could be framed in the wake of these transformative shifts.

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Beyond 2015 Civil Society statement on the UN High Level Panel on Post 2015

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The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), CIVICUS, the Feminist Task Force, Oxfam International, Beyond 2015, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Article 19, ATD Fourth World, the World Movement for Democracy and Stakeholder Forum, welcome the appointment by the UN Secretary-General of a diverse High-Level Panel to advise on a post-2015 development agenda.

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Major Groups - Rio+20 Common Statement

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Discussion Paper

We, the representatives of the 9 Major Groups, call on the Heads of State and Government to ensure the Rio+20 Earth Summit is successful in achieving an ambitious and shared vision for the future of our people and planet. 
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THE FUTURE WE WANT: RIO+20 OUTCOME DOCUMENT

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Now available: The Rio+20 "Future We Want" Outcome Document that was delivered to more than 100 heads of state and government.

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Africa and the Green Economy

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Check out this new report from the Financial Times that outlines the Africa and the Green Economy.  The report says environmental systems are easier to set up when development is still in its early stages. 
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Green Economy for Canada report released

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The Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP) has consulted with a wide range of professional business associations and non-government organizations from across the country  to produce a report on what a Green Economy could mean for Canada in the lead-up to Rio+20.

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Why The Rio+20 Earth Summit Is Another Step, Not An End Goal In Itself

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If the 1992 Rio Earth Summit was a symbol of political solidarity in a post Cold War world, then the 2012 Rio+20 Earth Summit is a symbol of the current fragmentation in the geopolitical landscape.

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Rio+20: invest in nature, says IUCN

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Policy makers must rethink economic growthpromote social equity and ensure environmental protectionsays IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Natureat the United NationsConference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD).