Beyond Rio Resource Centre

Research and expertise on the key Rio+20 issues in a new  Beyond Rio Resource Centre. For more than 20 years the University of Sussex and the Institute of Development Studies have been working together to address the global challenges of poverty reduction, social justice and environmental sustainability. On the University of Sussex Climate Change Network website the STEPS…

Debate: Who’s going to save the planet?

Who’s going to save the planet? IDS and STEPS Centre event at Brighton Fringe Festival 2012 by Ids (Uk) on Mixcloud   A debate with Caroline Lucas MP and others on 17 May 2012 at the Brighton Fringe Festival to discuss action for sustainable development leading up Rio+20 and beyond. Climate change, famine, financial turmoil….

PLANET UNDER PRESSURE: VIDEO HOPES FOR RIO+20

The journalist and author Fred Pearce, Oxfam campaigns and policy director Phil Bloomer and ESRC associate research director Paul Rouse are among those to tell us about their one big hope for Rio+20 at the Planet Under Pressure conference in London this week. We’re asking people at Planet Under Pressure and other events to tell…

Press release: Rio+20 Must Radically Rethink Innovation (27 March 2012)

A radical new approach to innovation is urgently needed to ensure a fair and green economy and avoid reversing progress made on global poverty reduction, according to leading scientists at the Planet Under Pressure conference in London. Ahead of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, the ESRC STEPS Centre calls on negotiators…

STEPS at PLANET UNDER PRESSURE

The STEPS Centre is mounting a variety of exciting activities at the Planet Under Pressure conference in London, this week (March 26-29): convening a key session, taking part in four other sessions, hosting an evening event to launch our book series, exhibiting with a stand and recording video interviews for our Rio+20 project.Key SessionTuesday: Adrian Ely is convening…

STEPS at Planet Under Pressure

The STEPS Centre mounted a variety of activities at the Planet Under Pressure conference in London (March 26-29) from convening a key session to having an exhibition stand and holding an evening event to launch our book series. PRESS RELEASE:  Rio+20 must radically rethink innovation (27 March 2012) Key Sessions Tuesday: Adrian Ely convened a…

HAVE YOUR SAY: HOPES FOR RIO+20

Before and during the Planet Under Pressure conference in London next week, we’re asking people to tell us what sustainable development issue they want to see addressed at the Rio+20 Earth Summit in June. Here are a selection of the responses: Direct link to the YouTube playlist Have your say: your hopes for Rio+20 What’s…

LOOKING AHEAD TO RIO+20

By Julia Day It is 2012 already, and the biggest event in our calendar this year (apologies to Seb Coe and the London 2012 Olympic Organising Committee) is the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20. While June may seem like a long way away, many people in sustainable development networks have been working…

UK PRIME MINISTER URGED TO ATTEND RIO+20

By Julia Day, STEPS Centre Communications Manager “The Prime Minister should promise to attend next year’s Rio + 20 Earth Summit to show leadership on sustainability and strengthen global political will to tackle the environmental crisis,” say MPs on the Uk parliament’s Commons Environmental Audit Committee in a report published today. The report warns that…