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Getting Ready for Its Rio+20 Debut: The Natural Capital Declaration

In the run-up to Rio+20, more finance sector CEOs have made a commitment to support the preservation of ecosystem services

Public-private Partnerships Must Drive Global Green Growth

"If sustainable development is to become a reality, we need to unleash a wave of public-private partnership on a much bigger scale." -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Dr. John Wiebe: An Exclusive Justmeans Q&A

Leading up to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), aka Rio+20, which plans to set the global sustainability agenda for the next decade, was last month's UN Environment Programme Finance

If a Tree Falls in the Forest, How Much Carbon Is Released: UN Issues Warning If Private Sector Fails to Invest in REDD

"Forests are the natural treasure chests of the world, providing a host of ecosystem services that -- and this needs to be said very clearly and up front -- are paramount to ensuring economic progress and human well-being, not only locally but also at global scale." -- UNEP Finance Initiative{1}

Tipping Points, Black Swans and Perfect Storms: Kickstarting Sustainable Finance on the Road to Rio+20

"Combining private sector financial flows and smart public policy will be a key to a low carbon, resource efficient 21st century Green Economy." -- Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director

More Greenbacks from Green Banks: Preparing for the Rio+20 Summit at the First Global Sustainable Finance Conference

"The challenges that we face are interrelated, so, if we are smart about it, if we spot and utilize the inter-connections among these problems, solutions to each problem can be solutions to all." -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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