08 Jun '12, 5pm

World Environment Day came and went: Has anything changed?

World Environment Day came and went: Has anything changed?

Events and celebrations took place around the world this week (June 5th) to mark the 29th World Environment Day . This year's event was particularly significant as it took place virtually on the eve of Rio+20, a reconvening of the United Nation's Earth Summit launched 20 years ago in Rio de Janeiro, which is scheduled to open in two weeks' time. This week the United Nations Environment Program released the fifth edition of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5). Its conclusion: "The world continues to speed down an unsustainable path despite over 500 internationally agreed goals and objectives to support the sustainable management of the environment and improve human well-being ..." It assessed 90 of the most-important environmental goals and objectives and found that significant progress had only been made in four. This is hardly an encouraging starting point for the di...

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