Category Archives: Environment & Society

Rumo à Prosperidade Sustentável: Launch of State of the World 2012 in Brazil

On June 11, Worldwatch’s Brazilian publisher Eduardo Athayde and Senior Researcher Michael Renner presented State of the World 2012 at the Instituto Ethos’ annual conference in São Paulo. During the plenary session of the first day of the conference, Renner and Athayde offered a preview of Estado do Mundo 2012: Rumo à Prosperidade … Continue Reading ››

Putting Youth and Reproductive Rights on the Agenda at Rio +20: An Interview with Ivens Reis Reyner

Crossposted from Women Deliver.

The Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project is collaborating with Women Deliver to highlight the important role of women, youth, and reproductive and sexual rights in sustainable development at the upcoming Rio+20 conference.

Ivens Reiner discusses the importance of … Continue Reading ››

Adding to our Knowledge of Green Jobs

As official delegations and representatives of civil society head to Brazil for the much-anticipated Rio+20 conference, a question that’s on everyone’s mind is: what does a sustainable economy look like? Naturally, opinions vary. Some see salvation in green growth, others argue that structural, not just technological, change is needed—indeed that fundamental cultural changeContinue Reading ››

Lessons from the Slums: Finding Solutions That Work

In Worldwatch’s State of the World 2012, author Eric Belsky argues that “governments must be proactive rather than reactive in addressing slums and the growth of urban poverty.” Worldwide, more than 800 million people live in slums, where they often lack access to clean drinking water and sanitation and face crowded living conditions, high … Continue Reading ››