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"Participation is ranked 3rd (out of 97) and is well supported across all organisational types. Given the prominence of this concept, turning it into meaningful initiatives and outcomes in the Rio process will be vital." Rio+20: Analysis of Zero Draft Submissions, January 2012 [1]

Henderson Waves, Singapore

The Greening of Singapore, 14 January [2]

Cheser Zoo, England

Jane Goodall Institute: Saving Trees and Chimpanzees While Improving Health, 1/11/12 [3] topic


Rio 2012 - Zero draft of the outcome document published, January 2012 [4]

Sunset at the rowing pond

World cities say: 'Hear us!', New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg champions a major role for cities at Rio+20, Jan. 03 [5]

  1., p.6, January 2012
  2., 14 January 2012
  3., 1/11/12
  4., January 2012
  5., Jan. 03, 2012



Five Years After Banning Outdoor Ads, Brazil's Largest City Is More Vibrant Than Ever [1] topic


Brazil plans eco-summit move over Jubilee clash [2] 4 November 2011


Clean Up Day - Dia Mundial de Limpeza das Águas

Clean Up the World weekend 2010: Members of the Brazilian Institute for the Protection of Nature will join with their communities to restore Parque Ecológico do Tietê in São Paulo, the largest linear park in the world. They will also conduct a clean up along the iconic Amazon River in the city of Manaus [3]

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'Rio plus 20' to be held in Brazil in 2012 [4] Diary international
  • Blogger Cristiana Soares, in collaboration with net-citizens, launched Projeto Enchentes [Project Floods, pt], a platform for tracking — and gathering information about – floods in Brazil. The project counts with a collaborative map created by Henrique Brandão. January 4 [5] topic


  • Grid fails in Brazil. Massive power cuts in several Latin American counties highlight the dangers of relying on centralised power production, November 12 [6] topic
  • Brazil: A private nature reserve – Is it possible? March 24 [8]


  1., December 8, 2011
  3., 15 September 2010
  4. United Nations Environment Programme,
  5. January 4, 2010
  6., November 12, 2009
  7. Global Voices online, May 11, 2009
  8. Global Voices Online, March 24, 2009
  9. Survival International, October 10
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