Water Justice News: Rio+20

Jan 132012

Joppe Cramwinckel, of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, writes in The Guardian that, “The Bonn2011 Conference clearly demonstrated that water, energy and food are inter-related. Producing more food requires more water and energy; many forms of energy production need water, we need water to cool power plants, refine crude oil and produce biofuels. […]


The Guardian reports, “Countries will be asked this summer to sign up for 10 new sustainable development goals for the planet and promise to build green economies… According to a leak of the draft agenda document seen by the Guardian, they will also be asked to negotiate a new agreement to protect oceans, approve an […]


The Times of India reports that the following issues are being discussed in the lead-up to the Rio+20 summit:

“global targets for reducing subsidies on social goods in the name of ‘getting prices right’ (allowing markets to operate without any intervention by the governments, even in supply of essential services like drinking water, food, public health, […]

NEWS: Discussions begin on Rio+20 outcome document

Posted by on December 16, 2011  Tagged with:
Dec 162011

The United Nations News Centre reports, “Delegates from United Nations Member States gathered in New York (on Thursday) to begin discussions on inputs, the structure and format of the outcome document to be finalized by world leaders at next year’s UN conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro.” Member States are meeting now to […]

Dec 062011

Since coming back from the Bonn Conference on the water, food and energy nexus where I met up with fellow civil society activists, I have been trying to figure out how we can stand against the corporate machine building up towards RIO+20. The Bonn conference organised by the German government aims to influence RIO+20 outcomes […]

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