Mother Pelican
A Journal of Solidarity and Sustainability

Vol. 8, No. 7, July 2012
Luis T. Gutiérrez, Editor
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Advances in Sustainable Development


This supplement attempts to be a radar screen for recent/emerging/forthcoming advances in sustainable development. In selecting items for this supplementary page, priority is given to information about publications and tools with an educational and human-centric focus. This update includes the following reminders that sustainable development has a human face:

1. Suggestions for Prayer, Study, and Action
2. News, Publications, Tools, and Conferences
3. Advances in Sustainable Development
4. Advances in Integral Human Development
5. Advances in Integrated Sustainable Development
6. Sustainability Games, Databases, and Knowledgebases
7. Sustainable Development Measures and Indicators
8. Sustainable Development Modeling and Simulation
9. Fostering Sustainability in the International Community
Note: Items in this page are updated as information is received and as time permits. If the reader knows about new pubs/tools that should be announced in this page, please write to the Editor.

1. Suggestions for Prayer, Study, and Action



"All praise be yours, my Lord,

through our Sister Mother Earth,

who sustains us and governs us,

and produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs.

The second death can do them no harm.

Praise and bless my Lord,

and give him thanks and serve him with great humility."

St. Francis of Assisi



UN Conference on Sustainable Development
20-22 June 2012

A preliminary analysis of the Rio+20 agreement is offered here. Below are links to some substantive reviews published after the end of the conference:

  • Summany of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (13-22 June 2012), ENB-IISD, 25 June 2012.
  • A first reading of The Future We Want, Jose Ignacio Garcia, EcoJesuit, 25 June 2012.
  • Rio+20: Tim Jackson on how fear led world leaders to betray green economy, Jo Confino, The Guardian, 25 June 2012.
  • Rio+20 - Red Cross Red Crescent Urges Investment in Resilience and Women, IFRCRCS, AllAfrica, 25 June 2012.
  • Rio+20: Who owns the 'Green Economy'?, Matthew Rimmer, SBS, 25 June 2012.
  • Women’s Major Group “Disappointed and Outraged” at the Rio+20 Outcomes, Seyyada Burney, Nourishing the Planet, 25 June 2012.
  • Rio+20: On the Same Planet, But Not the Same Page, Murray Griffin, Bloomberg News, 26 June 2012.



    Imagine All the People: Advancing a Planetary Movement
    Contact: Uchita de Zoysa


    United Nations Volunteers
    Contact: Jordi Llopart

    2. News, Publications, Tools, and Conferences



    Energy and Climate News

    BURN Energy Journal

    Environmental News Network

    Planet Ark
    World Environmental News

    World News Network

    Mother Earth News

    Climate Action News

    World Technology News

    Sustainable Development Media

    World Pulse


    Environmental Science & Technology



    WiserEarth News

    New Internationalist

    The Global Journal

    Trade & Environment Nexus

    Yes! Magazine

    Human Development News

    Science Daily
    Earth & Climate News
    Sustainability News
    Science & Society News

    International Institute for
    Sustainable Development (IISD)
    Reporting Services

    Policy-Strategy Coverage

    Sustainable Development Policy & Practice
    Sustainable Development - Small Islands
    Biodiversity Policy & Practice
    Climate Change Policy & Practice
    Energy Policy Issues
    Multilateral Environmental Agreements
    Earth Negotiations Bulletin

    Theme Coverage

    Sustainable Development
    Biodiveristy & Wildlife
    Chemicals Management
    Climate & Atmosphere
    Forests - Deserts - Land
    Human Development
    Intergovernmental Organizations
    Trade & Investment
    Water - Oceand - Wetlands

    Regional Coverage

    Lating America & Caribbean
    Near East
    North America
    South West Pacific

    Rio+20 Coverage

    Sustainable Development Conference
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    4-6 June 2012

    United Nations News Service
    Rio+20: Making it Happen
    UN Sustainable Development News
    UN Gender Equality News

    Value News Network

    Catholic News Service

    Anglican Communion News Service

    Ekklesia Christian News Bulletin

    Religion News Service

    LiveScience News

    Inter Press Service (PSI)

    Triple Bottom Line
    CSR News

    The Progress Report

    Global Health News

    Kosmos Journal


    Eldis Development Newsfeeds

    General - all subjects

    Newsfeeds by Subject

    Ageing populations
    Aid and debt
    Children and young people
    Climate Change
    Climate adaptation
    Corporate responsibility
    Finance policy
    Food security
    HIV and AIDS
    Health systems
    ICT for development
    Influencing policy
    Jobs, Events and Announcements
    Manuals and toolkits
    Trade policy

    Newsfeeds by Region

    East Asia and Pacific
    Latin America and Caribbean
    Middle East and North Africa
    South Asia



    The Future We Want
    UNCSD, 22 June 2012

    Renewables 2012 Global Status Report
    REN21, 11 June 2012

    Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5)
    UNEP, 6 June 2012

    Inclusive Green Growth:
    the Pathway to Sustainable Development

    World Bank, May 2012

    Inclusive Green Growth
    in Latin America & the Caribbean

    World Bank, May 2012

    Ending the Suffering of Millions of Women
    UnCUT Voices Press, May 2012

    Country Reports
    on Human Rights Practices for 2011

    US Dept of State, May 2012

    International Economic Trends
    FRB St. Louis, May 2012

    World of Work Report 2012:
    Better Jobs for a Better Economy

    ILO, May 2012

    Golden Rules for a Golden Age of Gas
    IEA, May 2012

    Ecosystem Services:
    Charting a Path to Sustainability

    NAS, May 2012

    Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development
    ISFD Brochure, ISDB, May 2012

    Global Integrity Report 2011
    Global Integrity, 7 April 2012

    World Development Indicators 2012
    World Bank, April 2012

    Tracking Clean Energy Progress
    IEA, 25 April 2012

    Global Monitoring Report 2012:
    Food Prices, Nutrition, and the
    Millennium Development Goals

    Peggy Garvin, World Bank, April 2012

    Measuring Financial Inclusion:
    The Global Findex Database

    Heather Negley, World Bank, April 2012

    2012 Global Cities Index
    and Emerging Cities Outlook

    Peggy Garvin, World Bank, April 2012

    GLAAS 2012 Report:
    UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment
    of Sanitation and Drinking-Water

    Adrian Janes, WHO, 15 April 2012

    Global Report for Research
    on Infectious Diseases of Poverty

    TDR WHO, April 2012

    A strategy for restoring confidence
    and economic growth through green
    investment and innovation

    Dimitri Zenghelis
    Grantham Research Institute
    in Climate Change and the Environment
    London School of Economics, April 2012.

    World Happiness Report 2012
    Earth Institute, April 2012

    The human factor in the
    global environmental debate

    IHDP UNU, Spring 2012

    Map of the Global Transition
    to a New Economy

    GTNE, 17 March 2012

    World Atlas of
    Gender Equality in Education

    UNESCO, 8 March 2012

    Electricity from Renewables
    ECLAREON, Berlin, 13 March 2012

    Themed Edition on
    The Geography of Sustainabilty
    Journal of Sustainability Education, March 2012

    Role of Policy and Institutions
    in Local Adaptation to Climate Change

    ICIMOD, March 2012

    Global Outlook on Sustainable
    Consumption and Production (SCP) Policies

    UNEP, March 2012

    Sustainable Insight:
    Expect the Unexpected

    KPMG, February 2012

    State of the World’s Children 2012:
    Children in an Urban World

    UNICEF, 27 February 2012

    Greening Development:
    Enhancing Capacity for Environmental
    Management and Governance
    OECD, 10 February 2012

    World Development Report 2012:
    Gender Equality and Development
    The World Bank, 2012

    Development without Carbon as Climate Policy,
    Elizabeth A. Stanton, Stockholm Environment Institute, January 2012

    Sustainable Energy for All:
    A Framework for Action
    The Secretary-General’s High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All, January 2012

    Green Energy for a Billion Poor,
    Nancy Wimmer, World Council of Renewable Energy, 2012

    (Responses to Environmental & Societal
    Challenges for our Unstable Earth)
    Synthesis Report
    European Science Foundation,
    Brussels, 16 February 2012

    Research and Education:
    Drivers of Transformation
    German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU), Berlin, February 2012

    Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5), UNEP, 6 June 2012"> Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5),
    Summary for Policy Makers,
    UNEP, 20 February 2012

    The State of Renewable Energies in Europe,
    Adrian Janes, EurObserv'ER, 20 February 2012

    21 Issues for the 21st Century:
    UNEP Foresight Report
    Peggy Garvin, United Nations, 20 February 2012

    2012 Environmental Performance Index
    EPI, Yale University, 26 January 2012

    Resolving the Food Crisis:
    Assessing Global Policy Reforms
    Since 2007

    ITAP, 25 January 2012

    Human Rights Watch World Report 2012
    HRW, 24 January 2012

    Global Employment Trends 2012:
    Preventing a deeper jobs crisis

    ILO, 24 January 2012

    ASEAN in the Global Economy:
    An Enhanced Economic and Political Role

    ERIA, 23 January 2012

    Global Go-To Think Tanks Report 2011
    TTCSP, 19 January 2011

    Global Economic Prospects 2012
    World Bank, 18 January 2012

    World Economic Situation and Prospects 2012
    United Nations, 18 January 2012

    Ecumenical Women Advocacy Guide
    Ecumenical Women, 10 January 2012

    Human Rights Report 2011
    Odhikar, Bangladesh, 7 January 2012

    Global Risks 2012
    World Economic Forum, January 2012

    Poor People's Energy Outlook 2012:
    Energy for earning a living

    Practical Action, January 2012

    Climate Change and Development Strategy
    U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), January 2012
    One Pager ~ Full Report



    Open Source Software for
    Crowdsourcing for Energy Analysis

    UNIDO, June 2012

    Planet under Pressure 2012
    Debate Graph

    Adaptation Support Tool

    Nitrogen Footprint Calculator

    Terra Populus:
    Integrated Data on
    Population and Environment

    NSF & University of Minnesota
    March 2012

    2012 Environmental Performance Index
    Interactive Map & Database

    EPI, Yale University, January 2012

    Environmental Data Explorer

    Clean Energy Information Portal

    Mapping the Impacts of Climate Change

    Eye on Earth
    Global Mapping

    EEA, December 2011

    Database of Actions on Adaptation
    to Climate Change

    UNFCCC, December 2011

    Climate Scoreboard
    Climate Interactive, 2011

    REN21 Renewables Interactive Map
    REN21, 2011

    Calculator of the
    Carbon Footprint of Nations

    NTNU, 2011

    Geospatial Toolkit (GsT) for
    Integrated Resource Assessment

    NREL, November 2011

    Climate Impact Equity Lens (CIEL)
    Stockholm Environment Institute
    November 2011

    Global Adaptation Index
    Global Adaptation Institute
    Fall 2011

    Gridded Population of the World
    CIESIN, Columbia University, 2011

    The New eAtlas of Gender
    World Bank, 2011

    Statistics and Tools
    for Gender Analysis

    World Bank, 2011

    Gender Statistics Database
    World Bank, 2011

    Live World Data
    The Venus Project, 2011

    Clean Energy Analysis Software

    RETScreen International, 2011

    IGES CDM Methodology Parameter Data
    IGES, 2011

    IGES Emission Reductions Calculation Sheet
    IGES, 2011

    OECD Sustainable Manufacturing Toolkit
    OECD, 2011

    OECD Family Database

    OECD Social Expenditure Database

    Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services
    and Tradeoffs (InVEST)

    Version 2.1, Natural Capital Project, 2011

    Interactive Map and Rankings for the 2011 Failed States Index
    Foreign Policy and Fund for Peace, August 2011

    Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
    NASA & Columbia University

    IGES GHG Database

    Emission Factors Database

    Renewables Interactive Map

    Forestry Industry Carbon Assessment Tool
    Green Resources, Tanzania

    Agent-based Computational Economics
    of the Global Energy System

    Climate Hot Map
    Union of Concerned Scientists

    Solar Thermal Barometer


    Forest Monitoring for Action

    Water Evaluation And Planning System

    Long range Energy Alternatives Planning System
    Energy Community

    Global Land Tool Network

    UN-Energy Knowledge Network
    Multi-dimensional Energy Poverty Index (MEPI)
    and Energy Development Index (EDI)

    Measuring Energy Poverty
    Visualization Platform


    United Nations Data
    UN Statistics Database
    UN MDG Indicators
    UN Human Development Index (HDI)

    Humanity's Footprint Data
    Ecological Footprint
    Footprint for Nations
    Footprint for Cities
    Footprint for Business
    Carbon Footprint
    Personal Footprint
    Footprint & Biodiversity
    Footprint & Human Development

    Earth Policy Institute Data Sets
    Population, Health, and Society
    Natural Systems
    Climate Change
    Energy Resources
    Transportation Systems
    Food and Agriculture
    Economics & Development

    World Bank
    World Development Indicators (WDI)

    Data for the Social Sciences

    STAR Database Beta-Test Now in Process
    Invitation to Participate

    Links Government Investment,
    Science, Technology,
    Firms, and Employment

    Sustainable Society Index
    Interactive Map

    Interactive Mapping of
    Population and Climate Change

    Population Action International

    Global Advocates Toolbox
    Population Action International

    Teaching and Learning
    for a Sustainable Future:
    Dissemination and Training Toolbox

    UNESCO Education for
    Sustainable Development

    Economic Input-Output
    Life Cycle Assessment (EIO-LCA)

    Green Design Institute
    Carnegie Mellon University



    Conference Alerts
    Find Conferences Worldwide
    by Topic, Country, or Keywords.

    Calls for Papers
    Find Calls for Papers Worldwide
    by Specialization, Country, or Keywords.

    Journal Articles
    The latest Tables of Contents
    from thousands of scholarly journals
    Search by journal title, ISNN, or keywords


    Water Resource Management
    in Times of Gobal Change

    32nd International Geographical Congress
    Cologne, Germany, 26-30 August 2012

    Sustainable Transitions:
    Navigating Theories and
    Challenging Realities

    Technical University of Denmark
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    29-31 August

    Metadata for Meeting Global Challenges
    DCMI International Conference
    Kuching, Malaysia, 3-7 September 2012

    International Conference on
    Culture, Politics, & Climate Change

    Boulder, Colorado, USA
    13-15 September 2012

    Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress
    Munich, Germany
    14-16 September 2012

    3rd International Conference on
    Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability
    and Social Equity

    Venice, Italy, 19-23 September 2012

    World Clean Technology Summit (WCTS)
    Kampala, Uganda
    26-28 September 2012

    Evidence for Sustainable Development
    Berlin, Germany, 5-6 October 2012

    CLIMATE 2012 / KLIMA 2012
    The World's CO2-friendly Scientific
    On-line Climate Conference
    "Climate Change, Island States
    and Sustainable Technologies"
    Hamburg, Germany, 5-9 November 2012

    Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference
    UNU, Tokyo, Japan
    28-31 January 2013

    Decisions that Work: Linking Sustainability, Environmental Responsibility and Human Well-being
    Society for Human Ecology
    Canberra, Australia, 5-8 February 2013

    Twelfth North American
    Basic income Guarantee Congress

    NABIG, 8-10 May 2013

    3. Advances in Sustainable Development

    Summany of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13-22 June 2012
    Earth Negotiations Bulletin
    International Institute for Sustainable Development
    25 June 2012

    "The third and final meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), Pre-Conference Informal Consultations Facilitated by the Host Country, and the UNCSD convened back-to-back in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 13-22 June 2012. During their ten days in Rio, government delegations concluded the negotiations on the Rio outcome document, titled “The Future We Want.” Representatives from 191 UN member states and observers, including 79 Heads of State or Government, addressed the general debate, and approximately 44,000 badges were issued for official meetings, a Rio+20 Partnerships Forum, Sustainable Development Dialogues, SD-Learning and an estimated 500 side events in RioCentro, the venue for the Conference itself.

    "In closing the Conference, UNCSD President Dilma Rousseff (Brazil) stressed that Rio+20 was the most participatory conference in history and was a “global expression of democracy.” Taking place in parallel to the official events, approximately 3,000 unofficial events were organized throughout Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Governments and the Rio Conventions organized Pavilions showcasing their experiences and best practices, and the Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development, a Global Town Hall, a People’s Summit, the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability and spontaneous street actions were just a few of the many events around the historic city of Rio de Janeiro, discussing the Rio+20 themes and the broader requirements for sustainable development implementation."

    To keep reading this comprehensive summary report, click SUMMARY
    For coverage on worlwide energy access issues, click ENERGY
    For coverage on world justice, governance, and environmental law issues, click JUSTICE
    For day by day coverage of the conference proceedings, click DAY BY DAY

    4. Advances in Integral Human Development

    Human Development Report 2011
    Sustainability and Equity:
    A Better Future for All
    UNDP, November 2011

    "This Report explores the integral links between environmental sustainability and equity and shows that these are critical to expanding human freedoms for people today and in generations to come. The point of departure is that the remarkable progress in human development over recent decades that the Human Development Report has documented cannot continue without bold global steps to reduce environmental risks and inequality. We identify pathways for people, communities, countries and the international community to promote environmental sustainability and equity in mutually reinforcing ways.

    "The cover diagram symbolizes how different policies can have different implications for sustainability and equity. Whenever available, we should prefer solutions that are good for the environment while also promoting equity and human development. Pursuing sustainability and equity jointly does not require that they be mutually reinforcing. In many instances they will not be. Sometimes the most feasible alternative involves trade-offs between sustainability and equity and requires explicit and careful consideration. No trade-off is isolated from a society’s structural and institutional conditions, and so we must address the underlying constraints and identify positive synergies between sustainability and equity. This Report is aimed not only at finding positive synergies but also at identifying ways to build them."

    On RIO+20 and integral human development:

    5. Advances in Integrated Sustainable Development

    The latest from James Gustave Speth:

    The latest from Yale University:

    Summer Symposium on
    Religion and Environmental Stewardship
    5-7 June 2012.

    Go to PDF with LARGE IMAGE

    Source: Yale Religion & Ecology Forum

    Recent Updates on "Limits to Growth" by the Club of Rome
    40 Years After the "Limits to Growth" Report
    The Count-Up to 2052: An Overarching Framework for Action
    The Limits to Growth Revisited, Ugo Bardi, Springer, June 2011

    What was the real message of "Limits to Growth"?

    Source: Club of Rome Videos and YouTube

    See the webcast of the symposium on
    Limits to Growth: Challenges to Building a Sustainable Planet
    Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 1 March 2012

    The Influence of Donella Meadows and the Limits to Growth
    Rob Dietz, The Daly News, 30 March 2012

    2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years
    A Report to the Club of Rome
    Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of The Limits to Growth
    by Jorgen Randers, Chelsea Green, forthcoming July 2012

    YES – Youth Encounter on Sustainability
    Donella Meadows Institute
    August 15 through September 1, 2012
    in Craftsbury, Vermont, USA

    6. Sustainability Games, Databases, and Knowledgebases

    The Earth Charter Game is now available in two languages (English and Portuguese):

    Earth Charter Game from Instituto Harmonia na Terra on Vimeo.

    7. Sustainable Development Measures and Indicators

    2012 Environmental Performance Index (EPI)
    Switzerland Ranks at Top of the 2012 EPI
    and Latvia Takes #1 Spot in New Trend EPI Rankings
    Ysella Yoder, Yale University, 26 January 2012


    The Summary for Policymakers provides a quick look at the EPI framework and methodology,
    and summarizes the overall EPI and Pilot Trend EPI rankings, results, and conclusions.

    FORTHCOMING: New Global Green Economy Index, Dual Citizen Inc (September 2012)

    8. Sustainable Development Modeling and Simulation

    The graph below is a simple simulation of
    world population, gross production/consumption, and energy availability trends:

    As of EOY 2011, World Population = 7 Billion, World GDP = 61 Trillion PPP Dollars,
    World Energy Use = 0.5 Zeta Joules (or approx 82 billion barrels of oil), and
    Average Consumption per Capita = 9000 Dollars

    The simulation tipping points would seem to approximate current trends. If the supply of usable energy from fossil fuels peaks and declines as shown by the green curve, how much energy would have to be generated from other sources to support the current GDP output? Even for the sake of social solidarity and ecological sustainability, would most people in the "developed" nations be able/willing to "survive" with $9000/year?

    The past cannot be changed, and the future is unknown, but there is empirical evidence to the effect that:

    1. Fossil fuel resources are high in energy content but are not infinite.
    2. Fossil fuel emissions are environmentally detrimental and/or potentially unsafe.
    3. Currently known clean energy alternatives offer relatively low energy content.
    Given that fossil fuels are being depleted, pollution levels are damaging the environment, and clean energy alternatives may not provide enough energy to sustain industrial economies, is it wise to just continue doing "business as usual" and trusting that some earthshaking technological breakthrough will come to pass soon enough? Is it fair for people in the "developed" nations to keep indulging in energy consumption and waste while approx. one billion people must subsist on $2 per day or less?

    9. Fostering Sustainability in the International Community

    Click on the image to visit the web site
    Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment: From Rio to Rio+20 (1992-2012), UNEP, November 2011
    UN Conference on Sustainable Development
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20-22 June 2012

    Objectives & Themes of the Conference
    History of Sustainable Development
    UN System, IGOs, and NGOs
    Links to Documents, Publications, and Databases
    Earth Summit 2012 Stakeholder Forum
    The Future We Want

    Sustainable Energy for All

    Three broad objectives to be achieved by 2030:

  • Ensuring universal access to modern energy services
  • Doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency
  • Doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix
  • Sustainable Energy for All: Actions and Commitments

    Sustainable Energy for All

    Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5)
    Summary Report, UNEP, 20 February 2012
    Full Report, UNEP, 6 June 2012

    Three highest priorities:

  • Aligning governance to the challenges of global sustainability
  • Transforming human capabilities for the 21st century
  • Ensuring food safety and food security for 9 billion people

  • GEO5UNEP2012.jpg
    Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5)


  • RIO+20: A Citizen’s Background Document, Alejandro Nadal, Center for Economic Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, 4 July 2012.
  • Rio+20 Media Round-Up: Outcomes Emphasize Soil, Gender, UNCSD, 3 July 2012.
  • Earth Charter Short Report from Rio+20, ECI, 3 July 2012.
  • Africa: Rio+20 Shortchanges Continent, Jeffrey Gogo, All Africa, 2 July 2012.
  • Rio+20 in Numbers, UNCSD, 2 July 2012.
  • World Bank pushes ‘natural capital accounting’ at Rio+20, Keith Brunner, Climate Connections, 1 July 2012.
  • Spotlight Rio+20: Faith in the Financial Sector, Triple Crisis, 30 June 2012.
  • Rio2012: Tough fight over Financial Resources and Technology Transfer, Social Watch, 29 June 2012.
  • Beyond Rio’s Disappointment, Finding a Path to the Future, Fred Pearce, Environment 360, 28 June 2012.
  • After Rio+20, Ong Suan Ee, The Diplomat, 28 June 2012.
  • Rio 20 Years After the UN Conference to Save Planet Earth, Curtis F. J. Doebbler, Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, 28 June 2012.
  • Rio+20 Brings Attention to Sustainable Development , Voice of America, 28 June 2012.
  • Voluntary Commitments Total 715 After Rio+20, UNCSD, 28 June 2012.
  • Critical Voices Drown Out Official Outcome in Rio, ICTSD, 27 June 2012.
  • The Outcome of Rio+20: An ICT Perspective on 'The Future We Want', Angelica Valeria Ospina, NICCD, 27 June 2012.
  • RIO+20: Suspicion or Sustainability?, Stephanie Higgs, Finding Development, 26 June 2012.
  • Rio+20 in the Rear View: What’s the Road Ahead for Sustainable Transportation?, Holger Dalkmann, WRI, 26 June 2012.
  • Overcoming frustration at Rio+20 through religious commitment and community, WCC Oikumene, 26 June 2012.
  • Rio+20: On the Same Planet, But Not the Same Page, Murray Griffin, Bloomberg News, 26 June 2012.
  • Rio+20: What does the Earth Summit’s outcome mean for climate change?, John Parnell, 25 June 2012.
  • Summany of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (13-22 June 2012), Earth Negotiations Bulletin, IISD, Volume 27, Number 51, 25 June 2012.
  • Sustainability resides in solidarity, Nnimmo Bassey, New Internationalist, 25 June 2012.
  • A first reading of The Future We Want, Jose Ignacio Garcia, EcoJesuit, 25 June 2012.
  • Rio+20: Tim Jackson on how fear led world leaders to betray green economy, Jo Confino, The Guardian, 25 June 2012.
  • Rio+20 - Red Cross Red Crescent Urges Investment in Resilience and Women, IFRCRCS, AllAfrica, 25 June 2012.
  • Rio+20: Who owns the 'Green Economy'?, Matthew Rimmer, SBS, 25 June 2012.
  • Women’s Major Group “Disappointed and Outraged” at the Rio+20 Outcomes, Seyyada Burney, Nourishing the Planet, 25 June 2012.
  • Activists slam Rio+20 sustainable development summit as a 'hoax', Hilary Whiteman, CNN, 23 June 2012.
  • Girl Power Goes Global at Rio+20, Tiffany Traynum, NRDC, 22 June 2012.
  • The Rio Declaration rips up the basic principles of environmental action, George Monbiot, The Guardian, 22 June 2012.
  • Rio+20: Civil Society Protesters Upstage World Leaders, Environment News Service, 21 June 2012.
  • Sustainable Energy for All: Actions and Commitments, UN, 21 June 2012.
  • Indigenous Peoples Release Rio +20 Declaration, TEBTEBBA, 21 Jube 2012.
  • Rio+20 is not the response we need to safeguard people and the planet, The Elders, 21 June 2012.
  • Church has role to play in morality of sustainable development and green issues, Sean McDonagh, Irish Times, 19 June 2012.
  • Rio+20 Earth summit: scientists call for action on population, Jonathan Watts, The Guardian, 13 June 2012.
  • Rio+20: a Breakthrough for Sustainable Transport, SLOCAT/ITDP, 12 June 2012.
  • Rio+20: Women and Family Planning, Victoria Markman, CEPNET, 12 June 2012.
  • Rio Report Card, Jeff Tollefson & Natasha Gilbert, Nature, 7 June 2012.
  • For a Sustainable Global Society: Learning for Empowerment and Leadership, Daisaku Ikeda, President, Soka Gakkai International, 5 June 2012.
  • Rio+20: Buddhist Leader Urges Paradigm Shift, Ramesh Jaura, IDN-InDepth News Analysis, 5 June 2012.
  • Rio+20: church and civil society leaders say it is time to rethink and regain control over the future of the human family, CIDSE, 5 June 2012
  • Rio+20 - a Call to Responsibility, a Call to Action, Federico Mayor Zaragoza and Mario Soares, IPS, 1 June 2012.
  • Rio+20 to give added impetus to sustainability debate, Karel Smrcka, Creamer Media Engineering News, 1 June 2012 .
  • Science recognition in Rio+20 talks 'uphill struggle', Jan Piotrowski, Science & Development Network, 1 June 2012.
  • New UNCCD Policy Brief: Rio+20 Should Adopt a Sustainable Development Goal on Land, UNCCD, Just Means, 1 June 2012.

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