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The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm in 1972, twenty years before the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, marked the first milestone in the history of international cooperation for the environment. The 1992 Rio summit delivered the first global agreement on climate change control. Twenty + twenty years later, the Rio +20 conference, scheduled to be held in June 2012, will open a new stage in international negotiations with the participation of developing countries, and its focus will be broadened to include a debate on the global and sustainable «development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs».
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"Green Economy Needs a Carbon Price", interviews with Derek Eaton and Ottmar Edenhofer
Environment - Interviews
In these interviews on the key topics under discussion at Rio+20, Derek Eaton, co-author of UNEP's Green Economy Report, presents an overview of the Green Economy principles, whilst Professor Ottmar Edenhoffer, co-chair of IPCC WGIII, warns that any step towards sustainability must consider putting a price on carbon.
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"Rio+20: Real Progress towards Measuring Sustainable Development?", by Fabio Eboli
Economics - Articles
The UNCSD Rio+20 meeting is expected to define the future paradigms of sustainable development. This article presents an overview of the main obstacles toward achieving sustainable development, highlighting the limitations of the current measurement approaches.
"Energy Access in Rio+20", interviews with Arno Behrens, Laura Cozzi, Shonali Pachauri and Josué Tanaka
Energy - Interviews
While the earth summit Rio+20 is taking place, top scholars from IEA, KTH, CEPS and EBRD discuss the main issues concerning Energy poverty which should be kept at the centre of the political and scientific debate.
"European Migration Policies: the Effect of Uncertainty", by Michele Moretto and Sergio Vergalli
Economics - Articles
What drives people to emigrate? How does uncertainty affect migration choice? Do networks mitigate its effects? The results of the study described in this article show that by controlling the information on the immigration stock, governments can delay the mass entry of immigrants, maintaining the required stock both in the long and in the short run.
"Is the Land-Grabbing Era Drawing to an End?", by Giulio Sapelli
Economics - Articles
Over the last decade local communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Australia and Oceania have been pressed by multinationals to vacate their land. The Rome agreement, signed on May 11, 2012 by 124 states, calls for economic players to abide by the principles of common law and to negotiate property transactions with the local communities.
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