Sustainable Development – Who Pays? The preliminary outcomes

Well, that’s preparatory event three complete.

A massive thank-you to everyone who has attended, helped plan or helped run these events – they really have been worthwhile, certainly from our point of view, and I hope from yours too.

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Sustainable Development – Who Pays? Let’s Get Debate Number 3 Started!

On Wednesday 30 November, we will be holding the last of our preparatory events before our Rio+20 symposium in December, on the topic of the Role of Private Sector in Sustainable Development. At this event, students and other young people from across the region will be debating a range of questions under this heading, and identifying what they see as the main challenges to be addressed.

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Do You Have To Be Rich To Be Green? The preliminary outcomes!

So, our second preparatory event is over, but thanks to everyone who attended for a lively and informative debate.  As with the first event, we’re still working on pulling together all of your discussions and will have something available as soon as possible, but in the meantime, here are the initial findings and those issues which were chosen to be taken forward to the main event in December.

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Is Aid Bad? The preliminary outcomes!

So, following an extremely successful first preparatory Rio+20 event last week, we’re now looking forward to preparatory event number 2 but also working hard on interpreting and presenting the findings from the first session.

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Gosforth Park Proposals: a response

On behalf of the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability, at Newcastle University, I am writing this to express complete dismay at the proposals to build some 600 houses on currently open land in the Salter’s Lane Neighbourhood Growth Area, as this land immediately adjoins Gosforth Park Nature Reserve, and as such provides essential foraging habitat for the wide range of animals that find refuge in the Reserve (for more details on the proposal, click here).

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