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IPCC Chairperson Rajendra Pachauri: The challenges facing our world

IPCC Chairperson Rajendra Pachauri: The challenges facing our world

The world needs transformative change to lead efforts for responding to the threat of climate change, according to Dr Rajendra Pachauri, Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Dr Pachauri is scheduled to speak on 18 June at the launch in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the launch by the Climate Change Task Force of its Statement on the Action to Face the Urgent Realities of Climate Change.

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Lech Walesa: World must work “together” to overcome challenges

Lech Walesa: World must work “together” to overcome challenges

Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Polish President Lech Walesa says countries and people around the world must work together to respond to global challenges like climate change, securing peace and environmental degradation.

Mr Walesa is also a strong supporter of Green Cross, which is participating in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil during June 2012.

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Severn Cullis-Suzuki returns to Rio

Severn Cullis-Suzuki returns to Rio

As a 12-year-old in 1992, Severn Cullis-Suzuki made the world stop and pause with her call to the Rio Earth Summit for action to protect the environment and promote sustainable development. Now two decades later as a mother, Severn returns to Brazil in June 2012 for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and tells Green Cross what has changed since 1992 and what does this latest major environmental event need to achieve in order to safeguard our planet’s and population’s future.

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Rio+20: Mikhail Gorbachev on the need for urgent change to save the planet

Rio+20: Mikhail Gorbachev on the need for urgent change to save the planet

New interview with Mikhail Gorbachev, the Founding President of Green Cross International, on the need for urgent economic and social change so to promote true sustainable development that does not over-consume and waste natural resources, while at the same time ensures opportunities and peace for humanity.

The interview comes ahead of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil (Rio+20) that started on 13 June and continues until 22 June.

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Google Earth dives into the oceans at Rio+20

Google Earth dives into the oceans at Rio+20

Oceans experts have teamed up with Google Earth to develop a new online tool to allow users to dive into the ocean and explore under the waves. The initiative was unveiled at the Rio+20 Earth Summit where campaigners are fighting for a new agreement to protect the environment.

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Diplomatic row hits oceans negotiations at Earth Summit

Diplomatic row hits oceans negotiations at Earth Summit

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.

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Good news, Bad news at Rio+20 Oceans Day

Good news, Bad news at Rio+20 Oceans Day

There’s good news and bad news at a special Oceans Day at the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Delegates hear encouraging signs that oceans are at last getting the attention they deserve in the negotiations – but speakers urge the politicians to take more decisive action to protect them.

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Thousands flock to visit Greenpeace ship at Rio+20 Earth Summit

Thousands flock to visit Greenpeace ship at 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.

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Reflecting on Rio – Looking Back to 1992

Reflecting on Rio – Looking Back to 1992

Pioneers Nitin Desai, Bill Ford, Yolanda Kakabadse, Maurice Strong and others, highlight the historic nature of the original Rio Earth Summit, while acknowledging its shortcomings. Rio+20 takes place in June 2012.

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