As host nation of Rio+20, Brazil should choose the right course for its own development, say Fabio Scarano, André Guimarães and José Maria da Silva.

egotiators meeting in New York struggled to achieve demonstrable progress on narrowing down an outcome document to forward to this month's Rio+20 summit, sparking questions among observers about what to expect at the high-profile UN gathering.

This Issues Brief of the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) highlights the transport sector in countries with emerging and developing economies, noting that rapid urbanization is changing the transport sector in these countries.

This guide was jointly initiated by Stakeholder Forum and the Commonwealth Secretariat in response to the perceived ‘knowledge gap’ on the history and dynamics of global governance for sustainable development.

This Country Status Report has, primarily reviewed the commitments made by Nepal at Rio’92 by presenting and appraising key strategies, policies, instruments, and programs for promoting sustainable development and sustainable mountain development.

The various mechanisms evolved through global negotiations to deal with shared environmental problems, such as climate change, fall short because they are not located within a larger debate on dealing with human well-being and instead focus only on limiting damage. The United Nations is best placed to support a common understanding on patterns of resource use that are in principle common for all by generating strategic knowledge, also leading to deepening coherence of the global agenda.

We have to preserve our lush forests, mountains and rivers: Sonia

NEW DELHI: Within days of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that the

UN-Water and the United Nations Secretary-General

Apparently, PepsiCo's Indian interests are not confined to Indra Nooyi. The soft drink major has big plans and will invest $500 million over the next three years in its Indian operations. It hopes to triple its revenues over the next five year, as well. Nooyi, chairperson and CEO of m PepsiCo, is on a visit to India with a 26-member executive committee.

The 13th session of the un Commission for Sustainable Development (csd), which steers the development agenda agreed upon at the Earth Summit held in Rio in 1992, was a damp squib. The 11-day meet