Monthly Archives: June 2012

An update from Linhas Comunicacao, Sao Paulo!

I can´t believe how quickly the week has done!  I am just about to start my last day at Linhas Comunicacao on my trip sponsored by Newcastle University Business School. My colleagues have been the perfect city guides throughout my stay and … Continue reading

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The Nexus is already at the forefront of political and scientific debate

This is a blog post originally published at http://www.water-energy-food.org following an invitation to write some comments on a talk held at the German Pavillion at Rio+20. “An avid follower of the Nexus Platform website, I was thrilled to find out about the … Continue reading

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Feelings on the Ground: Success and Failures

Under Claire’s last post, Martin asked what the feelings were like on the ground at Rio+20 and what could be viewed as successes? In this next post I will address the question of why people left and went to the … Continue reading

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Busy Busy at Sao Paulo PR company! …

After coming 4th in the Rio 20+ competition, and thanks to generous sonsorship from the Newcastle University Business School, I am in Sao Paulo getting ready to start day three of work experience at Linhas Comunicacao PR company. I am writting … Continue reading

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Don’t Walk Away

Sitting in the food court at Rio Centro – the hub of Rio+20 – grabbing a quick bite to eat, taking some time to process my thoughts. The last few days have been great. I must say a special thanks … Continue reading

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Time flies when you’re having fun!

Its the 21st already?! I hardly know where the time has gone! So much has happened in the last few days – here are a few worth a mention: Moving into our beautiful apartment in Ipanema – it’s a hard … Continue reading

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First Impressions on Rio+20

First impressions: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Late on Monday evening I arrived in Brazil on my School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEGs) sponsored trip to the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development. In the arrivals hall I was pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

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Get Green or Die Tryin’

Tuesday we made our way to the conference centre which took a huge amount of time. After what must have been about 2 hours we got there and did our accreditation and met the rest of the PEI team, including  … Continue reading

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Don’t forget you need to register for our big debate on Sustainable Food Production

Don’t forget you need to register for our Big Debate on Sustainable Food Production, only 2 weeks away! http://ow.ly/bi9aN

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Busy, busy few weeks in the run up to the Earth Summit in Rio… but I made it!

Brazil is breathtaking. Thanks to generous sponsorship from the Planet Earth Institute, I arrived in Rio last Wednesday night (13th) and have spent a wonderful few days enjoying the Brazilian way of life – the beach, the food, the people … Continue reading

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