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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


Environmental groups hail historic court decision upholding European law to curb airplane pollution, address climate change, 21 December 2011 [2] topic


  • Draft Declaration - Co-creating an open declaration on public services 2.0, October 6, to be presented at the ministerial conference in Malmo 18-20 November, 2009 [3] Comment and input to make it better! Furthermore, if you have specific suggestion that you want to include, you can directly edit the supporting document - see Europe links under Community involvement topic
  • "Climate change: European Commission sets out global finance blueprint for ambitious action by developing nations", September 10 [4] topic
  • Wildfires across southern Europe. Wildfires break out across Spain, France, Greece, Italy and Turkey. Over 200 volunteers and 100 firefighters were trying to contain the fires across Turkey, which saw temperatures of 48 °C (118 °F), July 26. [5]
  • National bans on GM to remain in Europe despite UK pro-GM stance, March 2 [6] Commenting on the news, Friends of the Earth say "The Government must now stop promoting risky GM technology as quick-fix to the global food crisis and support UK citizens' desire to keep Britain GM free - there is now international recognition that small scale green farming methods can combat hunger whilst boosting local economies and tackling poverty." topic

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  1., 1/5/12
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  3. eups20, October 6, 2009
  4. Europa, September 10, 2009
  5. 2009 Mediterranean wildfires W July 2009
  6. Friends of the Earth, March 2 2009
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