June 12, 2012
by Jacob Scherr
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Reflections on the Race to Rio: The Sky is the Limit

Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy, Washington, DC

“We’d never know how high we are, till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky.” – Emily Dickinson

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April 9, 2012
by Jacob Scherr
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This June’s Rio+20 Earth Summit in Brazil Is an Olympic Challenge the U.S. Can’t Ignore

Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy, Washington, DC
 Today, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff will meet with President Obama in the White House.  They will undoubtedly discuss the upcoming big internationa… Continue reading

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January 30, 2012
by Jake Schmidt
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High-level panel urges phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies and commitment to low-carbon energy: Recommendations of the Global Sustainability Panel

Jake Schmidt, International Climate Policy Director, Washington, DC
Twenty-two high level representatives have just released their report – Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing—which sets out specific … Continue reading

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November 19, 2011
by Jacob Scherr
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A Vision for A Different Kind of Earth Summit

Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy, Washington, DC
It now looks like we really are going to have another “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro next June.  The Brazilian Government has proposed pushing ba… Continue reading

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August 8, 2011
by Jacob Scherr
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Earth Summit 2012: What’s in a Name?

Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy, Washington, DC There are a lot of different views about what to call the gathering of world leaders planned for Rio de Janeiro just under 10 months from now.  The event is officially labeled the … Continue reading

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April 22, 2011
by Jacob Scherr
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It’s Time to Act: From Earth Day 2011 to the "Earth Summit" 2012

Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy, Washington, DC Today is Earth Day; and our friends at Earth Day Network are calling for “A Billion Acts of Green.”  They are encouraging each of us to take a step to save our planetar… Continue reading

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March 6, 2011
by Jacob Scherr
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The Roads to the Rio+20 Earth Summit: Next Stop is New York

It is Saturday evening and I am on the railroad from Washington, DC to New York.  For the next few days, I will be in meetings and consultations at and around the United Nations working on the accelerating preparations for the next Earth Summit – … Continue reading

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January 12, 2011
by Heather Allen
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The ‘Green Economy’ and Earth Summit 2012: Why fast-growing mega-cities with challenges of poverty and hunger may hold the key to a sustainable future

Preparations for Earth Summit 2012 are heating up.   The international Summit to be held in May of 2012 in Rio de Janeiro is anticipated to draw leaders from around the world for a meeting on the future of sustainable development, and the eme… Continue reading

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