Author Archives: Edward Byers

About Edward Byers

Ph.D student at Newcastle University, Scientific Officer of Planet Earth Institute.

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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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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Thoughts on this afternoon’s talk on City Solutions to Climate Change

This afternoon Claire and I are going to an event at the Fort on Copacabana beach on City Solutions to Climate Change organised by the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN). This will include an amazing list of speakers that … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the week ahead! A quick update, with lots of news and pictures!

I am in Rio now. Lots has been going on, so here is a quick summary! Today we will be meeting with the Planet Earth Institute and getting more info on the week ahead. Jaime Amezaga, Paul Younger and James … Continue reading

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