Notes from Rio+20: The Green Economy


On Sunday, I headed to the Forte de Copacabana for an event hosted by the World Resources Institute (WRI) about the “green economy.”  I heard their temporary installations were grand, but somehow all I saw was the inside of a windowless makeshift conference room. Thankfully, the event was very interesting. It was split into three sessions: the value of sustainability and unlocking next practices, green jobs and investments, and advances in the greenhouse gas protocols for businesses. I thought the first panel was the most relevant to the MIF’s work. Here are some things that stuck with me and that I thought I would share.

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Notes from Rio+20: Caipirinhas and Jet Fuel

 

When I arrived in Rio for the UN meetings on sustainability the  enthusiasm was about a flight scheduled for Tuesday, in which a new cane-derived jet fuel was going to be used in a flight from Campinas to Rio. All thanks to an innovative company called Amyris.

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