Global Action : Newsfile

There are 33 documents in this section.

  • Welcome to our Website

    15 August 2013

    Twenty years ago at the first Earth Summit in Rio, a new British charity, Planet 21, launched People and the Planet magazine in an effort to track progress in working towards a fair and sustainable future for humanity on planet earth.

  • Women at Rio+20: disappointed and outraged

    25 June 2012

    Commenting on the outcome if the Rio+20 conference, which ended at the weekend, a statement on  behalf of 200 civil society women’s organizations said  they were “greatly disappointed and seriously outraged by the results of the conference."

  • Rio+20 Earth summit talks turn into rubber-stamp job

    21 June 2012

    Delegates and non-governmental organisations at the UN's huge Rio+20 conference have expressed dismay that world leaders arriving on Wednesday to thrash out a deal will do little more than rubber-stamp a negotiating text that contains few concrete measures and has been largely locked down.

  • Vast rewards of education for girls and boys - everywhere

    17 August 2011

    As the world continues to add close to 80 million people each year, high population growth is running up against the limits of our finite planet, threatening global economic and political stability. To stay within the bounds of the earth's natural resources, the world's population will have to stabilize.

  • Scottish eco-schools lead the way

    5 April 2011

    Cumbernauld College Nursery in North Lanarkshire, has become the 1,200th Scottish school to be awarded the Green Flag Award for its commitment to environmental excellence.

  • How to trigger greener, smarter growth - while fighting poverty

    21 February 2011

    Investing two per cent of global GDP into ten key sectors can kick-start a transition towards a low-carbon, resource efficient Green Economy, a new report launched today says.

  • People and the planet 'shortchanged' at G20

    3 April 2009

    Leaders of the world's biggest economies signally failed to position sustainability at the core of their efforts to restructure the world's economy at the G20 meeting in London this week, according to environmental campaigners.

  • 'Global green economy can save the planet'

    26 January 2009

    New figures released today claim to show that moving to a "green" global economy could not only protect the planet from the worst effects of climate change but is surprisingly affordable.

  • POZNAN COMMENTARY: Rhetoric and reality at climate talks

    15 December 2008

    The clear message that came out of the last days of the United Nations climate talks at Poznan in Poland was that the two crises of our times - economic recession and global warming - should be tackled together, says Martin Khor, Director of the Third World Network, in this commentary on the rhetoric and reality of the talks in Poznan and the decisions reached at the simultaneous EU gathering in Lisbon.