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By Melissa Van Brunnersum, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AgeRio released survey results last month indicating that between 2013 and 2017, the state development agency provided loans worth R$56 million for thirty projects to promote innovation and economic...
By Melissa Van Brunnersum, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In April, Rio's Secretariat of Education and the energy giant Shell launched the educational project, NXplorers, which aims to develop sustainable solutions to water, energy, and food usage, as...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The 8th World Water Forum got underway on Monday with President Temer and eleven other heads of state gathering in Brazil’s capital Brasilia to discuss the sustainable use of...
By Maria Lopez Conde, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On March 15th, the city of Rio de Janeiro delivered sixteen eco-friendly apartments to residents of hillside favela communities of Babilônia and Chapéu Mangueira behind the neighborhood of Leme....
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The UN's Rio+20 Earth Summit has ended with broad agreements and a general “renewing of commitment” to sustainable development, greener economies and the eradication of poverty, after delegates from nearly 200...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, enters the final 24 hours of its three-day High-Level Summit the world eagerly awaits news of the agreements reached or torn...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has used her speech at the opening ceremony of the Rio+20 Earth Summit - the UN Conference on Sustainable Development - to call on developed nations...
By Lisa Molinari and Melissa Rossi, Contributing Reporters RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While global attention convenes on the Rio+20 UN Conference, the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro has organized a calendar of activities related to sustainable...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The UN’s Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development reaches its most important stage today, Wednesday, as the three-day High-Level Summit gets underway. Following months of preparatory meetings and negotiations,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The UN’s milestone Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development has been keen to invite a broad range of interests to shape the outcome of the summit. This philosophy of inclusion has been...
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