Tag Archives: Rio+20

Universities agree to take action on sustainability

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This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 22 June 2012.  The UN backed Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) programme aims for educational institutes to promote research and innovation into sustainability to its students. A great idea but will it work? Educational institutions around the world have signed up to a framework for promoting teaching methods that help students acquire ...

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DSCE highlights recommendations of The Sustainable Arabia ‘Clean Energy’ Conference at the Rio+20 Earth Summit

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Recommendations focus on sustainable development policies in the Arab world The opening preparatory session of the United Nations sustainable development Rio+20 Earth Summit commenced with its agenda on 20th June 2012, attended by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), who has announced that the DSCE is cooperating with the United Nations ...

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Sustainable development needs innovative financing and private sector support, experts say

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Innovative sources of finance and resources from the private sector are key to achieving sustainable development in Africa, African leaders and world experts said yesterday at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro. Speaking at high level panel on “Financing Sustainable Development in Africa”, African states and their partners discussed resource mobilization for sustainable ...

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Masdar Institute Graduate and YFEL Member Presents Details of Research Project on Waste Management at Rio+20 Summit in Brazil

Rasha Abd Rabu, a Masdar Institute graduate and member of the Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program.

  UAE National Graduate Rasha Abd Rabu Also Speaks at Women Leaders’ Forum at Rio Rio de Janeiro-Brazil/Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 June, 2012 – Biodiesel produced from waste cooking oil (WCO) will help establish world class waste management systems, providing a platform for sustainable resource consumption. More importantly, it can bring down the five-to-six million tons of waste oil produced annually ...

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Dubai Supreme Council of Energy joins UAE official delegation attending Rio+20 Earth Summit

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Delegation headed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to highlight the UAE’s role in encouraging sustainability initiatives Dubai, June 16, 2012: A delegation from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) headed by His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman, will join the official UAE delegation, headed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to attend the Rio+20 Earth Summit in ...

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A New Global Architecture for Sustainability Governance

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Ahead of Rio+20, the Worldwatch Institute explores ways that governments can move toward a more efficient architecture for environmental institutions Washington, D.C.—-At the upcoming Rio+20 summit from June 20 to 22, political leaders will embark on new measures to achieve sustainability by enhancing institutional capacity. In particular, the summit will seek to improve the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and ...

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The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy presents the recommendations of The Sustainable Arabia: Clean Energy Conference

Saeed Mohamed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of The Dubai’s Supreme Council of Energy (SCE)

On May 2-3, in Dubai, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) hosted a regional policy dialogue among concerned parties from the Arab countries to prepare for the forthcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012, Rio De Janeiro . The “Sustainable Arabia: Clean Energy” conference discussed the Green Economy and how it is linked to sustainable development. ...

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Developing world regions ‘should drive their own change’

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This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 12 June 2012 As has been widely thought for some time the World has reached it’s tipping point with regards to the amount of life it can sustain. The blame for this falls squarely with humans and their insatiable hunger for energy. Rio+20 hopes to discuss issues that may help to to restore ...

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Innovation ‘must consider water, energy and land jointly’

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This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 25 May 2012. When considering the sustainability of natural resources it is important to understand that is not only biological species that share symbiotic relationships, these are also relevant to water, energy and Land. A new European report explores these interdependencies and will be submitted for discussion at Rio+20. More technological innovation is needed to ...

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Rio+20 must push past politics with achievable targets

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 16 May 2012. Some countriess are worried that signing up to Sustainable Development Goals might force restrictions on them using their natural resources or force them into spending money they don’t have.  Negotiators at Rio+20 hope to assuage these fears and reconcile development and sustainability. Officials meeting at the UN Conference on Sustainable ...

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