Latest articles on Rio+20

Rio+20 is over and now the real work starts

There is no blueprint for the green economy, and success will involve tough choices, writes Ivan Turok and Leanne Seeliger.

Sustainability gets UN clout

The United Nations has agreed at the Rio+20 conference to formally adopt a set of development goals, writes Fiona Macleod.

The good, the bad and the downright unacceptable

Far too much time was spent on inconsequential details at Rio+20; world leaders literally cannot see the forests for the trees, writes Ruth Mhlanga.

Zuma back from Rio

President Zuma arrived back from Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday, where he attended the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Developmeny.

Big ideas at sideshow to Rio+20

Only one thing unites those at the People's Summit -- unhappiness over the status quo, writes Jonathan Watts.

Rio+20: More fizzle than bang

The Rio+20 conference is billed as a "once in a generation" opportunity for global sustainability but it's expected to end with a whimper, not a bang.

Rio+20 conference wildfire extinction

A feared mass extinction of wildlife also endangers billions of humans who depend on them for food and livelihood, the Rio+20 conference has heard.

Rio+20: Getting power to the people

Economic growth, social equity, and a healthier environment are dependent on access to sustainable, clean and affordable energy.

Low hopes and raised brows for Rio+20 conference

As Brazil prepares for the conference on global development, the mood could not be more different than the Earth Summit 10 years ago.

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