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"Participation is ranked 3rd (out of 97) and is well supported across all organisational types. Given the prominence of this concept, turning it into meaningful initiatives and outcomes in the Rio process will be vital." Rio+20: Analysis of Zero Draft Submissions, January 2012 [1]

Henderson Waves, Singapore

The Greening of Singapore, 14 January [2]

Cheser Zoo, England

Jane Goodall Institute: Saving Trees and Chimpanzees While Improving Health, 1/11/12 [3] topic


Rio 2012 - Zero draft of the outcome document published, January 2012 [4]

Sunset at the rowing pond

World cities say: 'Hear us!', New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg champions a major role for cities at Rio+20, Jan. 03 [5]

  1., p.6, January 2012
  2., 14 January 2012
  3., 1/11/12
  4., January 2012
  5., Jan. 03, 2012

2008 Edit

  • Intercity bus traffic grows at record pace in 2008, DePaul study finds, November 24 [1] topic
  • Obama Commits the USA to Climate Action! November 18 [2] topic
  • Mayor of Chicago announces comprehensive climate action plan, September 18 [3]
  • Bloomberg offers windmill power plan. August 19 [5] Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is seeking to put wind turbines on New York City's bridges and skyscrapers and in its waters as part of a push to develop renewable energy.
  • USA announces decision to protect polar bears under Endangered Species Act, May 14 [6] topic
Wyo snow at sunset

Climate change impacts Wyoming, March 18 [7]

  • The City of Spokane is seeking applicants for a citizen task force that will help create a strategic action plan to identify and address the impacts of climate change and energy security on the City, February 11. The citizen task force will lead the strategic planning effort, supported by work groups and technical assistance from city staff and other experts. [9] topic

Local news USA Edit

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  1. DePaul University, November 24
  2., November 18
  3. City of Chicago Climate Action, September 18
  4. New York Times, September 17
  5. New York Times, August 19
  6. U.S. Department of the Interior, May 14
  7. Wikinews, March 18
  8. press release, February 27
  9. City of Spokane, February 11
  10. Wikinews, January 17

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