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Why the Rio Agreement Is Good as Toilet Paper

Cameron Fenton | Posted 08.24.2012 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Rio+20 failed, plain and simple. Few are surprised, and many are grasping at straws within the weak, toothless text, searching for something to grab onto to claim victory. Rio failed because if it had succeeded, it would have fundamentally undermined some of the most powerful forces on the planet: big polluters.

Canada 'Very Happy' With Lack Of Firm Commitments At Environmental Summit

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The huge Rio de Janeiro summit on sustainable development is drawing to a messy close and the end results mean Canada does not have to lift a...

At Rio+20, We're all Missing the Point

David Suzuki | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Politics
David Suzuki

In all the political posturing and lobbying by corporations, there is simply no comprehension of what the real crisis is at Rio+20. While we should be talking about what we can do for the environment, we just have politicians signing watered-down documents and treaties, and doing nothing to implement them.

What Canada Must Achieve at Rio+20

Peter Kent | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Kent

There are opportunities and challenges at the Rio+20 conference. Certainly Canada has successfully pursued sustainable development at home. Our opportunity at Rio+20 is to find new approaches and partners to help us sustain that momentum, to build further on a sturdy foundation of principle and action. It is also our challenge.

Why the Rio+20 Is a Colossal Failure

Cameron Fenton | Posted 08.21.2012 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Last week, Rio+20 felt like a family reunion that no one wanted to be at -- as if someone had declared 20 years ago that the world would gather in Rio and we all begrundingly came down to suffer through it. And so it began, everyone waiting around for the other shoe to drop, and when it finally did on Tuesday, it landed with a hollow, empty thud. Rio failed, and it hadn't even really started yet.

The Trillion Dollar Question at Rio+20

Cameron Fenton | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

The world has a trillion dollars to spare and with that money there isn't much we couldn't do to build a more just and sustainable future. Unfortunately, right now governments around the globe are giving this trillion dollars to some of the wealthiest corporations on the planet. We need an energy revolution, we need climate action, and we need to put people ahead of polluters. This trillion dollars is how we pay for it.

Canada Wins 'Fossil' Award

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A fresh round of global environment talks has just begun, and Canada has the dubious distinction of being the second country to receive a "Fo...