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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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Rio+20 Symposium: The Videos!

Following all of the preparatory events we held in November, we held our main Rio+20 Symposium on 15-16 December. Those Newcastle University students who are competing for the prize to win the trip to attend the Earth Summit gave presentations … Continue reading

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Applehood and Mother Pie!

On Tuesday evening, 8 November, we were treated to a fantastic, informative and enjoyable Public Lecture by Professor Tim Jackson from the University of Surrey. Professor Jackson, for the few of you who may not know, is Professor of Sustainable … Continue reading

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Is Aid Bad? Let’s get the debate started

On Wednesday (9 November), we will be holding the first of our Rio+20-linked events, on the topic of South-South Cooperation. At this event, around 120 of our students and other young people from across the region will be debating a … Continue reading

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Floods: are we really at risk and what can we do about it?

Are we seeing more floods, or are the media just reporting them more? How at risk is the UK from future floods? We’ve all seen in recent years the devastation that floods can cause, and it seems as though these … Continue reading

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New Rio+20 website live!

The website for our Rio+20 events is now live at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/rio20. Calling all Newcastle University students! This is your chance to make your opinions count and be heard on a global stage. We are offering students of Newcastle University a … Continue reading

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Registration open for Jack Jeffery Environment and Sustainability Lecture 2011

Registration is now open for this year’s Jack Jeffery Environment and Sustainability Lecture. This year’s lecture will be delivered on 8 November by Professor Tim Jackson of the University of Surrey, author of  Prosperity without Growth – economics for a … Continue reading

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Calling all Newcastle University students: have your voice heard on the global stage and win a trip to Rio!

Twenty years on from the first Earth Summit held in Rio, the Earth Summit 2012 will return to its place of origin. Participants in preparatory events held across the globe will discuss the topics to be debated during Rio+20 and, … Continue reading

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