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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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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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What would you say?

OK, so we are sending three of our students to attend the Earth Summit in person in June, and this has set us all thinking. So, the question is: if you had the chance to attend yourself, what would you … Continue reading

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Rio+20: I grew up under Thatcher …

Well, after all of the fantastic entries you’ve read over the last few weeks, it’s time for our winner’s entry. Ed Byers, a PhD student in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (and what a strong showing that School made overall in … Continue reading

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Rio+20: Integrating sustainability and development

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed reading the featured Rio+20 entries we’ve been bringing you over the last few weeks. It’s now time to reveal our penultimate entry. Finishing in second place in the competition (and only losing out to our winner by the tightest … Continue reading

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Rio+20: Changing the face of development – invisible fingerprints need to be recognised

Achieving an impressive third place in our Rio competition, BA Combined Honours student Claire Chisholm impressed all of the judges with her eloquent, powerful and well thought-out entry. Many of the judges commented on the fact that Claire’s entry was … Continue reading

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