The global science profession is calling on nation states to accept new responsibilities for planetary stewardship that are more demanding than envisaged by the landmark UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) coming up in June.
Live blog of proceedings of final day of The Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference.
Professor Richard Wilkinson and Dr Mamphela Ramphele spoke about global inequality this morning at the Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference. We know that it’s a big problem with few easy answers in the context of sustainable development.
Miscellaneous reflections on the first day of the Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference, embracing Lord Giddens, Twitter and Wordsworth.
The Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference has opened with a blunt dilemma. Signs of improvement in our environmental stewardship are insufficient to halt the slide towards the limits.
The world’s leading earth scientists have been summoned to a London conference in a last ditch attempt to influence the outcome of the UN summit on the future of people and the planet in Rio de Janeiro in June.
We all know that GDP is unfit for the purpose of measuring progress. Should scientists at the Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference be doing more to promote the research results of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)?
Today’s jottings about the forthcoming Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference. The delegation from Arizona wants to “recast” the science research agenda. And the Global Warming Policy Foundation wants to recast the policy briefs published for the event.
The Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference opening in London next week will debate recommendations for the institutional framework for sustainable development published by the Earth System Governance Project. These call for a “constitutional moment” at the Rio+20 summit.
News about the Planet Under Pressure 2012 conference, including the harassment of Richard Black and Will Steffen by climate sceptics, the travails of the minister for science, David Willetts, and news that Max Burgers will be attending.