The first ripples of change often begin with civil society. Over time NGOs have used their speed, activism and collaborative approaches to influence actors within the UN process, as well as private sector players.
The onus falls on government to give us the systems, incentives and regulatory frameworks to enable sustainable development. We hope to see a sense of shared vision and objectives by governments at Rio+20, but historically, governments have shown a lack of courage.
Since the 1992 UN Summit, the philosophies of business, NGOs and governments have evolved – often at the expense of sustainable development goals. What has been constant is the desire to motivate people to act.
Pioneers John Elkington, Bjorn Stigson and David Suzuki fear that things may get worse before they get better on climate change issues. Only when our daily lives are disrupted and we have realized the connection between our actions and their consequences, will we finally unite on the issue.
In the run-up to Christmas, green.tv is celebrating good organic food with the start of a series of films highlighting the work of the Soil Association. This is the first in a series of six films narrated by Jonathan Dimbleby that cover the best of organic farming practice on five UK farms.
One of a four-part series on the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment – a study by 1,300 scientists on the degradation of the world’s ecosystems. Trinidad and Tobago
Soil degradation is accelerating across the EU, with negative effects on human health, ecosystems and climate change. Project supported by the European Commission.
Greenpeace investigation reveals the EU imports tons of illegally logged timber from Russia via Finland
On this week’s episode of Eco-Trek, we continue taking an in depth look at the environment in China. Will China be able to balance economic growth and ecological responsibility?
This week’s episode of Eco-Trek kicks off an in depth look at the environment in China. The fastest growing country on this planet faces huge environmental challenges. Will China be able to balance economic growth and ecological responsibility? The next edition of Eco-Trek will coming out May 13th will focus on this question.