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Rio de Janeiro, June 22, 2012 – The UN Conference on Sustainable Development – also known as Rio+20 – has resulted in a disappointing final declaration. Like many other civil society organizations around the world, Equiterre had hoped that this meeting would be a chance for leaders to:
Communiqué - 26 June 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Rio+20, Sustainable development, United Nations
The UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio has resulted in a disappointing final declaration.  Citizen groups from around the world had viewed the meeting as a chance for world leaders to recommit to sustainability promises made in 1992. It was seen as a chance to further the fight against both poverty and climate change. But the results have fallen short of...
Actualité - 26 June 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Rio+20, Sustainable development, United Nations
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Canadian civil society groups issued joint statements in reaction to the approval by Canada and other nations of the text of the Rio+20 talks in Brazil. Despite three days of remaining negotiations, nations are already declaring the text finished, despite major critiques from a wide range of civil society groups from around the globe.
Communiqué - 26 June 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Rio+20, Steven Guilbeault
In this short video, environmentalist Steven Guilbeault explains the issues at stake at RIO+20 – and shares his fears that the goals of the international negotiations, which begin today, are too watered down. 
Actualité - 20 June 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Rio+20, Steven Guilbeault
Welcome! The organic banana that brought you here was locally grown in Magé, Brazil. "Organic," "local" and "fair trade" are examples of the kinds of labels and certifications discussed in the Certified Green panel that you just attended. They are also major preoccupations of our organization, Quebec, Canada-based environmental group, Equiterre.
Divers - 12 June 2012 - Tag : Fair trade, Labels, Public talks, Rio+20, Sharing expertise
If sustainability was a business, how would it be run? With six years in development and global field testing, the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) launches its first global report looking at what standards and certifications are actually achieving. When: June 16th 2012, 11:00am to 12:30pm Where : Windsor Barra Hotel & Congress Room Alhambra # 2 Avenida Lucio...
Événement - 10 June 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Partners Activities, Rio+20, Sommet de la Terre
The Rio+20 Green Economy Tour is still under way! Look for an upcoming event near you. 
Événement - 3 June 2012 - Tag : Advocacy, Équiterre Activities, Public talks, Rio+20, Sharing expertise
Equiterre cordially invites you to a Rio+20 side event. Every year, consumers spend billions of dollars on products with environmental and social certifications. What impact do these labels have? The Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) will unveil the results of six years of research on sustainability initiatives.  The presentation will be followed by an expert...
Événement - 30 May 2012 - Tag : Équiterre Activities, Public talks, Rio+20, Sharing expertise
Steven Guilbeault will speak from Montreal with fellow Equiterre cofounder, Sidney Ribaux, on site in Rio, to discuss some of the issues surrounding the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (AKA, Rio+20): what is the impact of this conference which takes place every ten years? why are 50,000 people heading to Rio? how will this historic gathering...
You are invited to Equiterre's 3rd annual networking cocktail party for the National Capital Region, to be held this year at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, on Monday, June 4. This event offers a unique opportunity for government officials, diplomats, business people and private citizens to share ideas on sustainable development. Sidney Ribaux, executive director of...