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Rio+20+1 month

With apologies for the delay in publishing, in this blog post, one of our competition winners, James, reflects on his time spent at the Rio+20 Earth Summit. ————————————————— Over a month has passed since the end of the Rio+20 United … 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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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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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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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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