21 Jun '12, 9pm

In Rio, disappointment, discontent — and a few silver linings

In Rio, disappointment, discontent — and a few silver linings

The first official day of the Rio+20 Earth Summit brought clouds, light rain, and a whole lot of sad-face among those who have worked for months to make the meeting a success. The overwhelming feeling here, even as world leaders and celebrities rolled in for the official pomp and circumstance, was that the summit was over even before it began. Still, not everyone was despondent. The final “outcome document,” to be signed by heads of state at the end of the week, was “closed” to changes Tuesday night, and while there is a chance that it could be opened for further discussion, Brazilian leaders, who are shepherding the document to completion, have stated that they don’t intend to let that happen. By most accounts, the agreement is a great disappointment. “We all know what needs to be done, but we can’t get it done,” said John Adams, the co-founder of the Natural Resources De...

Full article: http://grist.org/politics/in-rio-disappointment-disconten...

Tweets

Rio +20

Rio +20

sustainable-fashion.com 22 Jun '12, 2am

So, what of fashion. While, it may not have been on everyone’s mind, the issues being hotly discussed and disagreed upon, ...

Silver that shines from day to night:

tiffany.com 25 Jun '12, 7pm

$250 & Under $500 & Under $1,000 & Under New Jewelry Bracelets Brooches Charms Earrings Necklaces & Pendants Rings Men's J...

Why women’s needs must be part of the conversation at Rio #RioPlus20

Why women’s needs must be part of the conversat...

grist.org 21 Jun '12, 5pm

Photo by U.K. Department for International Development . The outcome document for this week’s Rio+20 summit is 49 pages lo...

Lame it on Rio: Youth stage Earth Summit walkout

Lame it on Rio: Youth stage Earth Summit walkout

grist.org 21 Jun '12, 9pm

Youth walk out of the Earth Summit conference. (Photo by Youth Policy .) The Rio+20 conference is remarkably listless; the...

Silver is key for summer:

tiffany.com 26 Jun '12, 7pm

Tiffany Infinity bracelet in sterling silver. Tiffany 1837™ interlocking circles pendant in RUBEDO™ metal, small. Daisy ba...

Ed Norton Talks Biodiversity Protection At Rio Earth Summit

Ed Norton Talks Biodiversity Protection At Rio ...

ecorazzi.com 22 Jun '12, 2pm

Ed Norton Talks Biodiversity Protection At Rio Earth Summit 0 Tweet by Crystal Wiltshire June 22, 2012 Categories: Animals...

Beyond Rio’s Disappointment, Finding a Path to ...

e360.yale.edu 28 Jun '12, 12pm

Beyond Rio’s Disappointment, Finding a Path to the Future The Rio+20 Summit produced a largely meaningless document that f...

A tale of two summits: Rio People’s Summit is both vibrant and troubled, by @ghanscom #RioPlus20

A tale of two summits: Rio People’s Summit is b...

grist.org 22 Jun '12, 10am

Catadores, or trash pickers, fight for their rights. (Photo by Paulo Teixeira.) “I am the son of a catadora ,” begins João...

Rio+20: Searching for silver in the dismal cloud | Politics | The Earth Times via @earthtimes

Rio+20: Searching for silver in the dismal clou...

earthtimes.org 23 Jun '12, 2pm

Twenty years on from the ringing declaration of intent of the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, the empty conference pavillions of...

Make a statement with Tiffany silver:

tiffany.com 26 Jun '12, 3pm

Engagement Jewelry $250 & Under $500 & Under $1,000 & Under New Jewelry Bracelets Brooches Charms Earrings Necklaces & Pen...

After the Rio Earth Summit: Will agriculture really get any greener?

After the Rio Earth Summit: Will agriculture re...

grist.org 26 Jun '12, 5pm

So where was food and agriculture in all this? Food was one of seven “critical issues ” identified by the U.N. before Rio+...

Raffles Hotel Presidential Suite Every cloud has a silver…

Raffles Hotel Presidential Suite Every cloud ha...

clapbangkiss.xanga.com 04 Jul '12, 3pm

My friends (a very sweet couple) were having a weekend staycation at the La Grande Dame De l’Orient and home to the Singap...

Rio without the principles — Reflections on Rio+20 by Nnimmo Bassey, Friends of the Earth International

Rio without the principles — Reflections on Rio...

foei.org 23 Jun '12, 10pm

In 1992 they wanted certain principles to be adopted by the whole world – principles so important they were given the name...

Illuminate your style with the gleam of Tiffany...

tiffany.com 21 Jun '12, 7pm

Paloma's Venezia Goldoni quadruplo earrings in sterling silver. Tiffany Garden drop earrings in sterling silver. Daisy ear...