Here you can find all the latest updates in relation to Earth Summit 2012, as well as archived news.

One year out from Rio+20 a group of UK NGOs and civil society organisations, including Oxfam, WWF, Christian Aid and Stakeholder Forum, sent a joint letter to the Prime Minister highlighting the urgency of the poverty and resource scarcity challenges and asking him to attend the conference and show leadership and commitment towards a successful Summit in June 2012.

Read more: Letter from UK NGOs to the British Prime Minister calling for leadership on Rio+20

The UK's Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne has today welcomed a new report on green growth from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The organisation’s ‘Towards Green Growth’ report was launched at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting on 25 May.

Read more: UK MP Chris Huhne welcomes OECD’s Green Growth Strategy (statement)

unep_green_economy_ldcs-1The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), together with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and UN Office of The High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) has produced a joint publication entitled "Why the Green Economy Matters for Least Developed Countries"

Read more: "Why a Green Economy Matters for Least Developed Countries"

On May 17th David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs in the U.S. Department of Energy, addressing the 20th Annual Latin America Energy Conference at the Institute of the Americas, La Jolla, California, referenced Rio+20 in a keynote speech.

Read more: David Sandalow on Rio+20