The Plain Language Guide to Rio+20: Preparing for the New Development Agenda

Edited by: Felix Dodds, Jorge Laguna-Celis and Liz Thompson  

This much-awaited companion to “From Rio+20 to a New Development Agenda”, completes the definitive and most authoritative appraisal of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, otherwise known as Rio+20. Since before the Rio+20 conference, through Rio+20, and continuing today, many organizations have dedicated their input, thoughts, and work to improving the world we live in today. 


This book is designed to help people from all backgrounds understand what was agreed upon at Rio+20 and the relevant UN Commissions, Conferences and Summit that laid the foundation for Rio+20 and the new sustainable development goals, which are expected to be agreed upon in September 2015.

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The Water, Food, Energy and Climate Nexus: Challenges and an agenda for action

Edited by Felix Dodds and Jamie Bartram

This book is one of the first to provide a broad overview of both the science behind the nexus and the implications for policies and sustainable development. 
It brings together contributions by leading intergovernmental and governmental officials, industry, scientists and other stakeholder thinkers who are working to develop the approaches to the Nexus of water-food-energy and climate
It represents a major synthesis and state-of-the-art assessment of the Nexus by major players, in light of the adoption by the United Nations of the new Sustainable Development Goals and Targets in 2015.

Forewords by:

HRH the Prince of Wales

Albert Butare former Minister of State for Infrastructure in the Republic of Rwanda

Paula Caballero Gomez mother of the SDGs 

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Santa's Green Christmas

Santa’s Green Christmas is the newest comic in the Comics Uniting Nations series, a collaboration between top comic artists, UNICEF, The World’s Largest Lesson, PCI Media Impact and Reading With Pictures.

It hones in on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action.

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Only One Earth – The Long Road via Rio to Sustainable Development

By Felix Dodds, Michael Strauss with Maurice Strong, publishers Routledge (2012)


Forty years after the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, the goal of sustainable development continues via the Rio+20 conference in 2012. This book will enable a broad readership to understand what has been achieved in the past forty years and what hasn’t. It shows the continuing threat of our present way of living to the planet.

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From Rio+20 to the New Development Agenda – Building a Bridge to a Sustainable Future

By Felix Dodds, Jorge Laguna Celis and Liz Thompson, publishers Routledge Released in January 2014 


Twenty years after the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, "The Earth Summit", the Rio+20 conference in 2012 brought life back to sustainable development by putting it at the centre of a new global development partnership, one in which sustainable development is the basis for eradicating poverty, upholding human development and transforming economies. 

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