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27 June, 2012

After some hectic final days I headed back to Sweden and it took a long flight to think through what Rio+20 did achieve, and what it did not achieve. Yeasterday I had meetings in Stockholm and today has been all about working on the backlog in my mailbox.. Tomorrow I will come back with a…

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Market potential

24 June, 2012

On the Monday evening we went to a dinner reception at the residence of the Swedish Consul-General Louise Anderson. We were around 45 guests and Vice President for Exportrådet, Stefan Bergström was present together with the Swedish Trade delegation and the companies of the Swedish pavilion. During our days at the Swedish Trade pavilion we’ve…

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Today, we decide the content of “The future we want”

22 June, 2012

Read my thoughts as the final day kicks off in Rio de Janeiro. (In Swedish)…

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Speech at the side-event on “The role of cities in realizing the Rio+20 agenda”

21 June, 2012

I have just held my official speech of the side-event organized by Sweden. Participants included, besides me, Staffan Tillander, moderator, ambassador at the Swedish UN- representation in New York, Ilmar Reepalu, Chairman ENVE commission, EU Committee of the Regions, Dehui Wei, Director, Tangshan Bay Eco-city Engineering and Technology Center, City of Tangshan, China, Mohamed Abushahab, Deputy Director of Energy…

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Gro Harlem is not pleased

20 June, 2012

Just filmed Brundtland comment on the Rioplus20 outcome document. Not happy. http://youtu.be/-VB0NfMJxrU…

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When the heads of states come marching in

20 June, 2012

My first take on the negotiated text (in Swedish) http://bloggar.miljoaktuellt.idg.se/andreasgyllenhammar/?p=51…

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Some inspiration…

20 June, 2012

The temperature is rising here in Rio as the heads of states arrive to get the final negotiations going. To get yourselves into a more Brazilian mood I’ve put together a list of a few songs you can enjoy while reading the updates: Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – Pais Tropical Stan Getz – Desafinado…

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The Human Quest

20 June, 2012

As Andreas mentioned earlier, we went to a release party for a book called The Human Quest the other night. Gro Harlem Brundtland, Tarja Halonen, the King and Queen of Sweden and Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP were among the prominent guests. The authors of the book, Johan Rockström and Mattias Klum, both have…

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XML-allsång på Skansen (lägre konferensavgift innan 5:e Augusti)

20 June, 2012

Den observante läsaren har säkert noterat att XML och INSPIRE är ett aktuellt ämne på FME WorldTour. I programmet utlovas allsång av Dale Lutz, XML Sing Along.  Temat är: “XML är så enkelt att det är kul!” Anmäl dig före 5:e Augusti – så blir det lägre konferensavgift!…

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Fair Ideas

20 June, 2012

Besides planning the rest of the week and attending the Human Quest book release party, we managed to squeeze in a visit to the Fair Ideas event at one of the universities here in Rio two days ago. I attended a seminar on how to communicate sustainable development, which partly focused on actions being carried…

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