archive results 1-20 of 108 in Science & Innovation Policy and Science at Rio+20
A new platform for organic farming will link farmers to researchers, and help shape and coordinate global research agenda.
New ocean commission will provide informal advice to the UN and firms on issues such as overfishing and gaps in governance of the high seas.
Scientists should not present a uniform front when advising decision-makers if it means uncertainties are ignored, a meeting has heard.
Last week's summit has confirmed that sustainable development will only be achieved through the political leadership of developing countries.
Rio+20 closed with a new sustainable development agreement — but scientists have criticised it for failing to highlight their potential contribution.
The creation of a UN science advisory board — announced at Rio+20 — will bring together experts to provide advice on global science issues
NEWS | 25 June 2012 | EN
The 'digital divide' has been replaced by the 'broadband divide', say ICT specialists.
More than 200 educational institutions have signed a declaration to integrate sustainability into curricula and campuses.
The Global Energy Assessment, launched at Rio+20, has warned that an extra half billion dollars is required to limit global warming.
NEWS | 21 June 2012 | EN
This guide provides an overview of water-related topics up for discussion at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). It aims to introduce the Rio+20 process and facilitate relevant stakeholder participation. It gives an overview of global water commitments, emerging issues related...
KEY DOCUMENT | Publication date: June 2012 | EN
Africa, Brazil and France are coming together to tackle desertification, and have presented their first concrete actions at Rio+20 this week.
Latin America and the Caribbean could adapt to climate change by investing just ten per cent of the costs expected from climate change impacts by 2050, says a report.
NEWS | 20 June 2012 | ES
A Rio+20 draft text has been completed ahead of the formal summit, but developing countries say it glosses over several crucial issues.
Putting a price on natural resources is proving a challenge for developing nations who say they need international support and training.
NEWS | 20 June 2012 | EN
The CGIAR Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers has officially launched its 15 research programmes at Rio+20.
Organic agriculture researchers, complaining that they can't source mainstream funding, are to start a network to foster research capacity in developing countries.
NEWS | 19 June 2012 | EN
A new Inclusive Wealth Indicator (IWI) index has revealed discrepancies between a nation's GDP and other types of capital.
Despite criticisms from some developing countries about the idea of a green economy, the OECD will hold talks on green growth at Rio+20.
Sustainable development must integrate solutions based on local knowledge and not just top-down tech transfer, a forum has heard.
NEWS | 18 June 2012 | EN
The UN conference to be held in Brazil next week should act as a catalyst for a sustainable development agenda, says Carlos Nobre.