Rio+20: “Disappointing” or a new direction?

Last week’s highly anticipated Rio+20 summit where 180 world leaders met to create an action plan for sustainable development has been criticised for holding little “concrete action”. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (pictured) claimed Rio+20 gave nations a “new direction” at the closing ceremony of the three-day summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He said: […]

Ban Ki-moon hails EU sustainability initiative

A European initiative which aims to give access to electricity to some 500 million people around the world by 2030 has been praised by the United Nations Secretary General. The ‘Sustainable Energy for All’ initiative is a global partnership between governments, the private sector and civil society. By 2030 the initiative aims to ensure universal access to […]