Post Digest @Rio+20: June 14th
| June 15, 2012 |
This is a daily posts digest being published to keep track of what is happening at Rio+20. Posts published the 14th of June:
Nikolaj Fischer writes about the need of transforming management education. Business schools play a central role in sustainable development, as they are teaching the concept itself to future business leaders.
Ilke Schaart gives a neat review of what has been achieved since Rio 92. She states that regardless of the world’s political complications we saw a paradigm shift.
Laura Ochoa writes about some of the challenges our society is facing, and how important awareness is to address them.
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RIO DE JANEIRO, 2012 — From the roots of sustainable development (Rio 1992 & Johannesburg 2002) we set the course for the future of sustainability for the next 20 years and beyond our generation. After 20 years of political lobbying, industry change and civil society mobilization sustainable development has become a critical factor of the global 'Zeitgeist" of the 21st century.
We brought together a team of twelve globally selected students to report during an intensive journalistic programme at key conferences in Rio, between 10-23 June, 2012. The team was led by Tim Lehmann. Apart from the 3rd preparatory meeting and the final declaration Rio+20 UN Conference our reporters attended the following conferences: Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum; Global Forum for Responsible Management Education; TEDxRio+20; ISEE Conference - Ecological Economics and Rio+20
Our work was featured in several online media outlets, such as the Guardian Sustainable Business; The Network for Business Sustainability; Sustainable Brands - the Bridge to better Brands; Fair Observer - Environment and Sustainability; IGEL@Wahrton - Knowledge for Business Sustainability; The State of the Planet - Columbia Earth Insitute, Columbia University; The Yale Globalist - Yale University; The Erb Perspective - Erb Institute, University of Michigan.
Reporting at this event received financial support from Mercator Foundation Switzerland and oikos Foundation.