Getting ready for work experience in Sao Paulo!

It has been just over three months since I found out that due to my involvement in the Rio+20 debates I will be traveling to Sao Paulo to spend a week at Brazil’s leading PR firm, Linhas Comunicação.  This is possible thanks to generous support from Newcastle Business School.

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Thoughts on this afternoon’s talk on City Solutions to Climate Change

This afternoon Claire and I are going to an event at the Fort on Copacabana beach on City Solutions to Climate Change organised by the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN). This will include an amazing list of speakers that includes:

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Getting ready for the week ahead! A quick update, with lots of news and pictures!

I am in Rio now. Lots has been going on, so here is a quick summary!

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Water-Energy-Food nexus – what is it and how might it be approached at Rio+20?

In the latest of our Rio+20-themed blog posts (and the last before our competition winners travel out to the Earth Summit), our winner Ed, who will be sponsored by Northumbrian Water in Rio, looks at the Water-Energy-Food nexus (one that is particularly pertinent to NIReS) and where the balance should be between these three crucial natural resources.

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Optimistic thoughts …!

In the latest of our blog entries looking forward to the Rio+20 Earth Summit, our competition runner up, James, who will be attending the Earth Summit in person thanks to sponsorship from Newcastle University‘s School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, reflects on his changing hopes and feelings for the summit with less than two weeks to go. Don’t forget, you can follow the progress of our competition winners through this site, but also through our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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Sustainable Development 101

Ed Byers, winner of our Rio+20 competition, will be travelling in a couple of weeks (sponsored by Northumbrian Water) to attend the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, along with runners-up James Robinson and Claire Chisholm.

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