The largest United Nations conference in history is happening now in Brazil.

Trust deficit between rich and poor nations, a legacy of failed climate negotiations, has led to paralysis of ambition. The distance between Flamengo Park and Rio Centro is as huge as the difference in thinking and expectations between civil society groups and governments. Flamengo Park is where the Peoples’ Summit is being held and Rio Centro is where the official negotiations on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development is taking place.

Document contains the Statement of Prime Minister of India delivered at the Plenary of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Summit), Rio de Janeiro on June 21, 2012.

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Rio de Janeiro : World leaders, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, gathered today to make a fresh bid to chart out a common environmental blueprint amid economic woes and discord, as a crucia

As the two-day Rio+20 Summit kicks off in Brazil to brainstorm on how to save the planet by promoting a green economy, The Energy and Resources Institute of India (TERI) has called for a framework

Document contains opening remarks by Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of State for Environment and Forests at the Media Interaction, held at Rio de Janeiro on June 20, 2012.

The bumpy journey of the Rio+20 summit starts on Wednesday amid speculation and wide disagreements over a number of issues, including green economy, fossil fuel subsidies and sustainable developmen

The document provides the full text of 53 pages final outcome document of Rio+20 Conference adopted on June 22, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, released during United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Summit).

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Union Cabinet approves negotiating brief

India will head to the Rio+20 summit in Brazil with a negotiating brief focussed on defending the principle of “common but differentiated responsibility” (CBDR) and preventing any attempt to pin down specific goals or targets regarding sustainable development. On Thursday, the Union Cabinet approved the strategy to be followed by Indian negotiators at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, popularly known as Rio+20 due to the first such summit held in Rio de Janeiro two decades ago.

The world has a surfeit of pledges, commitments and treaties. What it needs from the second Earth summit in Rio is firm leadership and a viable plan for success.