15 Dec '11, 1pm

What's Next on the Road to Rio

What's Next on the Road to Rio

As the residents of Durban return to normal life, and weary negotiators together with thousands of representatives of business and civil society try to make sense of the past two weeks, thoughts are turning already to Rio+ 20 , the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June next year. So, what lessons might we take from COP17, what hopes dare we harbor for Rio? Everything is Connected We used to talk about climate change as an isolated issue. Then we started to wonder if "water is the new carbon" or, as CDP's executive chairman Paul Dickinson says, "If climate is the shark, then water is the teeth." Now we are talking about everything. This ranges from the energy-water-food nexus, to integrated corporate reporting, and the U.N. push for "sustainable energy for all as a key approach to poverty reduction. The collective mind is gradually realising that ever...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/12/15/whats-next-road-rio

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