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The United Nations Development Programme's 21st Human Development Report, The Rise of the South, explores growth in the leading economies of the global south, its impact and what it means for the future.
Every 22 March, World Water Day focuses attention on the importance of freshwater and the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year World Water Day is also dedicated to the theme of cooperation around water.
The 2012 UN Climate Change Conference agreed a new commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol, a timetable to adopt a universal climate agreement by 2015, and a path to raise necessary ambition to respond to climate change.
At the opening of the UN Climate Change Conference in Doha the conference President called for global action, while UK Secretary of State Edward Davey will look for progress on the global deal agreed in Durban.
The Board of the Green Climate Fund has held its first and second meetings, taking a number of decisions that will lay the foundations for the operation of the Fund, including selecting the country that will host the new fund.
Meeting in Hyderabad, India for the 11th meeting of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, countries agreed to double the resources allocated to halting the decline in animal and plant species globally by 2015.
The Rio+20 conference resulted in agreement of a final outcome text, The Future We Want, renewing international commitment to sustainable development and reaffirming the principles of the 1992 Rio declaration.
Continuing her daily diary from the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Caroline Spelman describes the completion of a draft agreement and the arrival of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg for the final negotiations.
Caroline Spelman is in Rio for the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, 20 years after the Rio Earth Summit and 40 years on from the Stockholm Conference of 1972; throughout the week she is providing a daily diary.
Preparations for Rio+20 and the UK's ambitions to secure agreement on sustainable development goals, GDP+ proposals to embed natural capital into national accounts, and a global framework for corporate sustainability reporting.