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Is it possible to eradicate poverty? What steps should be taken to ensure an environmentally sustainable future for our planet? Rio+20 is a United Nations conference that draws in participation from all over the world attracting members of governments, the private sector as well as NGO’s amongst the thousands of guests who attend. The primary reason being to develop strategies to reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection as we look to the future. In this collection Open University academics reflect on its progress and prospects, and demonstrate that international gatherings of political leaders are not (fortunately?) the only game in town.

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Is it possible to eradicate poverty? What steps should be taken to ensure an environmentally sustainable future for our planet? Rio+20 is a United Nations conference that draws in participation from all over the world attracting members of governments, the private sector as well as NGO’s amongst the thousands of guests who attend. The primary reason being to develop strategies to reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection as we look to the future. In this collection Open University academics reflect on its progress and prospects, and demonstrate that international gatherings of political leaders are not (fortunately?) the only game in town.

    Tackling climate change

    Tackling climate change

    Dr Barbara Pizzileo discusses the challenges facing academics in tackling the issue of global warming.

    • 6 min
    Transcript -- Tackling climate change

    Transcript -- Tackling climate change

    Dr Barbara Pizzileo discusses the challenges facing academics in tackling the issue of global warming.

    Discovering Ecological Habits of Mind

    Discovering Ecological Habits of Mind

    Dr Emma Dewberry highlights the relationship between design thinking and ecology in regard to how design may redefine the nature of production and consumption.

    • 5 min
    Transcript -- Discovering Ecological Habits of Mind

    Transcript -- Discovering Ecological Habits of Mind

    Dr Emma Dewberry highlights the relationship between design thinking and ecology in regard to how design may redefine the nature of production and consumption.

    From Awareness to Action

    From Awareness to Action

    Professor Godfrey Boyle evaluates the change in attitudes towards the issue of the environment over the last 40 years.

    • 7 min
    Transcript -- From Awareness to Action

    Transcript -- From Awareness to Action

    Professor Godfrey Boyle evaluates the change in attitudes towards the issue of the environment over the last 40 years.

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