4 to 20: Sandwich Days

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4 to 20: Sandwich Days

0 Comments 16 Juni 2012

… that’s what the days between the preparatory committee meetings and the Rio+20 high-level summit are called. They started today and will end on Wednesday.

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5 to 20: Searching for the People’s Summit

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5 to 20: Searching for the People’s Summit

0 Comments 16 Juni 2012

Today was the kick-off for the People’s Summit, an alternative event to Rio+20 “by the people for the planet.”

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A streetcar named sustainability

1 Comment 15 Juni 2012

You may know Charles M. Huber as investigator of the German TV series “Der Alte”. But Charles Huber is not only one of Germany’s most famous actors, he is also a politically active representative of civil society. I went on a tram ride through Munich with him to talk about sustainability.

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6 to 20: Exploring Riocentro

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6 to 20: Exploring Riocentro

0 Comments 14 Juni 2012

People warned me about going to Riocentro, the official conference site.  It takes at least two hours to get there, you will wait for ages to pick up your conference badge, and on the way back be prepared to be stuck in traffic for hours. To sum up, it is all a big hassle!

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Focus on the green economy

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Focus on the green economy

0 Comments 13 Juni 2012

“A Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication” – that’s one of the major themes of the Rio+20 summit. But what does it actually mean? I asked Michael Heise, Chief Economist of Allianz SE, for advice.

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7 to 20: A private sector perspective

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7 to 20: A private sector perspective

1 Comment 13 Juni 2012

My program today slightly differed from my first two days in Rio as the participants at the Creativity 4 Innovation Forum were a bit older and a bit more dressed up.

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8 to 20: Sha Zukang on Rio+20: Failure? no!

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8 to 20: Sha Zukang on Rio+20: Failure? no!

1 Comment 12 Juni 2012

What should young people do if Rio+20 will become a failure and no agreement can be reached? The audience at the Youth Blast posed this question to Sha Zukang, Secretary-General of the Earth Summit.

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9 to 20: From Youth Blast to Occupy Rio

0 Comments 11 Juni 2012

I’ve now been for about 24 hours in Rio and realized that observing Rio+20 and its events will be quite a challenge…

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10 to 20: My road to Rio

0 Comments 10 Juni 2012

I left Munich and its bad weather early in the morning…

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Sustainability Day & the new Minister

1 Comment 07 Juni 2012

Did you know that June 4 was national action day for sustainability in Germany? So where would be the best place to celebrate this day?

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