The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) – also known as Rio+20 – took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 20-22 June 2012. The event marked the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, hence the shortened name Rio+20.
Feed-in tariffs are a mechanism that provides incentives for householders and others to invest in solar power. In autumn 2011, the government announced changes to the feed-in tariff for solar electricity. Friends of the Earth has taken the government to court over changes to feed-in tariffs, and won.
A huge protest is currently taking place in the US and globally against the Keystone pipeline from the Alberta tar sands, described by activist Bill McKibben as "the largest civil disobedience movement in the history of the climate movement."
Operation Noah and Christian Ecology Link are among the signatories to a letter published on 21st June 2011 in the Guardian about the proposal to drop climate change from the national curriculum. Read more >