Posts Tagged with "Rio+20"

A Week in Rio: Greenwash Gone Wild!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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A Week in Rio: Greenwash Gone Wild!

It’s not a pretty sight: a convergence of some of the world’s most rapacious corporations spouting their forgotten love for nature as they cavort at Rio+20 VIP events. Take Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), which is known as “one of the most destructive companies on the planet”. APP is nonetheless dressing up in Rio as [...]

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Beautiful Resistance at Rio+20

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Beautiful Resistance at Rio+20

Nearly 1500 people used Rio’s Flamengo Beach as a canvas today, their bodies forming the lines of an enormous image promoting the importance of free-running rivers, clean energy sources like solar power and including indigenous knowledge as part of the solution to climate issues. Giant text below the image read, “Rios para a vida” (“Rivers [...]

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Do We Need Natural Capital or Nature Without Capital?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Do We Need Natural Capital or Nature Without Capital?

As the Rio+20 ‘Earth’ summit gets underway, we’re hearing a slew of ‘sustainability’ pronouncements and declarations from the business sector, to illustrate their planet-saving intentions. One of these is the ‘Natural Capital Declaration‘ (NCD), launched on Saturday by more than 35 financial institutions. They claim that this marks the first time the world of finance [...]

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Today Is the Twitter Storm to #EndFossilFuelSubsidies

Monday, June 18, 2012

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Today Is the Twitter Storm to #EndFossilFuelSubsidies

Imagine what the world could do with $1 trillion. How many children that money could feed, how much clean water that money could provide to communities that need it, how many homes it could build for people with no place to live. Instead, the governments of the world are handing $1 trillion to the fossil [...]

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PhotoEssay: Ruin and resistance on the Xingu River

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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PhotoEssay: Ruin and resistance on the Xingu River

The fabled Xingu River, with its dark blue waters and unusual rock formations, is a 1230 mile long river in the north of Brazil and one of the principal tributaries of the mighty Amazon river. Here in the lower Xingu, on a 80 kilometer bend through the ancestral territory of several indigenous tribes, the Brazilian [...]

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