A leading international marine lawyer explains to Oceans Inc that a diplomatic row between the US and the EU could derail negotiations at the Rio+20 Earth Summit.
Twenty years after the original Earth Summit, the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior arrives in Rio to urge politicians and negotiators not to leave the oceans out of any new deal to protect the planet. Thousands of visitors take the chance to look round the organisation’s newest and greenest vessel.
As momentum builds at the Rio+20 Earth Summit, two leading oceans experts point the finger at US negotiators as the stumbling block for a new treaty, but praise Brazil for taking the lead.
Professor Alex Rogers, Scientific Director of the International Programme on the State of the Oceans (IPSO), reflects on a lack of progress on ocean protection in the twenty years since the original Earth Summit, and calls for greater action at Rio+20.
Oceans Inc presenter Charlotte Smith talks to Sue Lieberman of the Pew Environment Group about her aspirations for the Rio+20 Earth Summit and her views of the new Global Partnership for Oceans announced by the UN and the World Bank.
More than 80 governments, organisations and private companies have signed up for a new Global Partnership for the Oceans at the Rio+20 Earth Summit. The World Bank initiative focuses on reducing pollution, protecting habitat and sustainable fishing.