Tag Archive for 'Rio+20'

New international co-operation to tackle marine debris and litter

March 31st, 2011 by United Nations Environment Programme

Government representatives, major industries and leading marine researchers have come together to make a new set of commitments to tackle the widespread problem of debris in the world’s seas and oceans. Despite decades of efforts to prevent and reduce marine debris, such as discarded plastic, abandoned fishing nets and industrial waste, there is evidence that […]

UK government initiatives to enhance sustainable development and maximise economic growth

March 21st, 2011 by Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP

This is a lightly edited transcript of the address to the SDUK conference on 17 March 2011 by Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, UK Secretary of State, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. —— “Thank you very much for inviting me to this conference. We are happy to engage in this whole subject that so many […]