Global Action : Newsfile
There are 33 documents in this section.
15 August 2012
Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.
25 June 2012
Commenting on the outcome if the Rio+20 conference, which ended at the weekend, a statement on behalf of 200 civil society women’s organizations said they were “greatly disappointed and seriously outraged by the results of the conference."
21 June 2012
Delegates and non-governmental organisations at the UN's huge Rio+20 conference have expressed dismay that world leaders arriving on Wednesday to thrash out a deal will do little more than rubber-stamp a negotiating text that contains few concrete measures and has been largely locked down.
17 August 2011
As the world continues to add close to 80 million people each year, high population growth is running up against the limits of our finite planet, threatening global economic and political stability. To stay within the bounds of the earth's natural resources, the world's population will have to stabilize.
5 April 2011
Cumbernauld College Nursery in North Lanarkshire, has become the 1,200th Scottish school to be awarded the Green Flag Award for its commitment to environmental excellence.
21 February 2011
Investing two per cent of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low-carbon, resource efficient Green Economy, a new report launched today says.
3 April 2009
Leaders of the world's biggest economies signally failed to position sustainability at the core of their efforts to restructure the world's economy at the G20 meeting in London this week, according to environmental campaigners.
26 January 2009
New figures released today claim to show that moving to a "green" global economy could not only protect the planet from the worst effects of climate change but is surprisingly affordable.
15 December 2008
The clear message that came out of the last days of the United Nations climate talks at Poznan in Poland was that the two crises of our times - economic recession and global warming - should be tackled together, says Martin Khor, Director of the Third World Network, in this commentary on the rhetoric and reality of the talks in Poznan and the decisions reached at the simultaneous EU gathering in Lisbon.
24 November 2008
Nearly three quarters of the 2.6 billion people subsisting on $2 a day or less are heavily dependent on the environment for a significant part of their daily livelihoods, says the newly released World Resources Report 2008.
- Goodbye to Planet 21
- Voices from Planet 21
- COMMENTARY: The case for family planning that Rio+20 forgot
- Women at Rio+20: disappointed and outraged
- Rio+20 Earth Summit: campaigners decry final document
- Zero Ten Twenty - The Children of Rio
- Rio+20 Earth summit talks turn into rubber-stamp job
- COMMENTARY: Creating a green growth guarantee for the Rio Earth Summit
- Vast rewards of education for girls and boys - everywhere
- Scottish eco-schools lead the way
- How to trigger greener, smarter growth - while fighting poverty
- COMMENTARY: Tipping points on the road to disaster
- People and the planet 'shortchanged' at G20
- 'Global green economy can save the planet'
- POZNAN COMMENTARY: Rhetoric and reality at climate talks