The 5th World Water Forum, to be held in Istanbul, is an opportunity to raise significantly the political profile of water and highlight its interconnection with other global challenges including climate change, food, energy and the current financial crisis.
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International business has welcomed the news that world leaders adopted a plan on Saturday for negotiating a new global warming pact by 2009.
ICC, UNDP and IBLF call for nominations for the 2006 World Business Awards in support of the Millennium Development Goals
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Business Leaders’ Forum (IBLF) are now taking nominations for the World Business Awards in support of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to honour corporate contributions to local, national or global efforts at ending poverty and hunger and to fostering truly sustainable development.
These were the words of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development 13 (UNCSD 13) Chair, John Ashe, when he opened the Business Action event, at the high-level segment of the annual conference in New York last week.
This is the text of an article which was published Wednesday, August 7, 2002 in The Guardian newspaper
With the Johannesburg summit's stated emphasis on "partnerships for solutions", it would be nice to get away from the cycle of mutual recrimination and concentrate on working together in the shared interest of a more sustainable world. Sadly, Tony Juniper's comment in this space last week sought yet again to portray business as the arch enemy of sustainable development.
More sustainable production and consumption will be among key business contributions to World Summit goals, Sir Mark Moody-Stuart told the final session.
Business Action for Sustainable Development, a coalition of business associations, today called on governments to provide funding for next year's World Summit on Sustainable Development and relieve South Africa as host country of an unacceptable financial burden that was imperiling the event.
Industry leaders and UN officials will meet in Paris tomorrow to discuss the business agenda for next year's World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.
Fresh from a three-day tour of Johannesburg, BASD chair Sir Mark Moody-Stuart has called for a "fully inclusive" process at next year's World Summit on Sustainable Development - including a public meeting with NGOs and an exhibition space.