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Time to rethink and regain control over the future of the human family

18 June 2012
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Church and civil society leaders call on governments to focus on the poor and plot a new path to a just and sustainable world at the Rio+20 talks We, representatives of the Catholic Church and civil society from all continents, working on poverty eradication and integral human development call on world leaders to show...
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What does Rio+20 mean to me?

18 June 2012
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Peter Henriot, SJ As I type this short note, I’m shivering in the “unseasonable” cold weather of early June here in Lilongwe, Malawi.  Winter isn’t supposed to come until July here!  And I’m recalling that the rains, so important for our maize crops, didn’t start as usual in late October last year, but only...
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Rio plus 20

31 May 2012
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Johannes Müller, SJ From 20 to 22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil will host the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, 20 years after the Earth Summit (the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development or UNCED)  that took place in the same city.  What was achieved since then? The result is...
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Rio+20: Great opportunities ahead, church NGOs say

31 May 2012
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Jessica Nitschke Almost 1.4 billion of the world’s people of the world live on less than US$ 1.25 on day.  In Latin America and the Caribbean, 0.5 per cent of forest cover is lost each year.  Given these developments, policy makers and civil society organisations on a conference that will take place in Rio...
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Rio+20, the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development: Making it Happen

18 April 2011
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On 4 to 6 June 2012, the world’s nations will come together in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development, to assess the progress and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development,...
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