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Marching to Johannesburg
by Kenny Bruno and Joshua KarlinerCorpWatch
August 21st, 2002
On the eve of the Johannesburg Earth Summit we look at corporate responsibility vs. accountability. From the new book EarthSummit.biz.

USA: Bush Turns His Back on Earth Summit
Environment News Service
August 19th, 2002
Secretary of State Colin Powell will lead the American delegation to the World Summit on Sustainable Development, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from August 26 through September 4. President George W. Bush made the announcement late today, giving no explanation as to why he will not be attending the summit to join 106 other world leaders on the speaker's podium.

Corporate 'Greenwash' Academy Awards
groundWork, Friends of the Earth International, CorpWatch et al.
August 19th, 2002
Trans-national corporations perpetrating human rights and environmental abuses will answer for their actions - wherever they are. Politicians that ignore or enable these abuses will be exposed.

USA: Oil Lobby Urges Bush to Keep Climate Change Off the Table at Earth Summit
by Anthony BrowneTimes of London
August 16th, 2002
Conservative lobbyists in the US funded by Esso have urged President Bush to derail the Earth summit in Johannesburg because it is anti-freedom, anti-people, anti-globalization and anti-Western.

Soweto Stories
by Brian AsheEarthLife Africa eThekwini
August 16th, 2002
Some residents of Soweto, a township outside Johannesburg, have expressed anger at being sent bills by Eskom even though they either do not have electricity or their supply has long been cut off. Here's what they say.

Eskom's African Privatisation Footprint 2000-2002
by Brian AsheEarthLife Africa eThekwini
August 16th, 2002
Eskom, through Eskom Enterprises, currently has a presence in almost 30 countries on the continent.

ESKOM: Corporate Powerhouse or Green Company?
by Brian AsheEarthLife Africa eThekwini
August 16th, 2002
South Africa's giant electric company is a major polluter and leads the way in utility privatization. It also wants us to believe that it is a leader in sustainable development.

Shell Games at the Earth Summit
by Kenny Bruno and Joshua KarlinerCorpWatch
August 15th, 2002
In the decade between the Rio and Johannesburg Earth Summit's, Royal Dutch Shell touted green and human rights rhetoric while grossly violating those rights. Excerpted from EarthSummit.biz.

UN: Health Activists Ask UNICEF to Dump McDonald's
by Jim LobeOneWorld US
August 1st, 2002
An international coalition of public-health professionals and activists has asked the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to stop "lending its good name and endorsement to McDonald's" and cancel its participation with the fast-food giant in 'World Children's Day' on November 20.

From Rio to Johannesburg: The Globalization Decade
by Kenny Bruno and Joshua KarlinerCorpWatch and Food First Books
July 24th, 2002
An overview of the political, environmental and economic context in the 10 years between the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio and the upcoming Summit in Johannesburg. Excerpted from the book ''Earth Summit.biz''

Why Bayer's Corporate Image May Need a Face Lift
Coalition Against Bayer Dangers
July 19th, 2002
In Bayer and the Global Compact, Phillipp Mimkes of the Coalition Against Bayer Dangers looks at Bayer's corporate history and why it may be at odds with the Compact, a partnership between the UN and big business. Here, Mimkes offers a few more reasons.

Bayer and the UN Global Compact
by Philipp MimkesCoalition Against Bayer Dangers
July 19th, 2002
Bayer doesn't just make aspirin--it's a major producer of chemicals and drugs with a dubious corporate record. So how did it get into a partnership with the UN? A German activist tells how and why.

USA: Corporate Responsibility vs. Accountability
by Joshua Karliner and Kenny BrunoInternational Herald Tribune
July 10th, 2002
The world has moved backward on environment and development since Rio. Governments surely bear primary responsibility for this failure. However, global corporations are at the root of many of the most intractable problems and have hamstrung governments preparing for Earth Summit II in Johannesburg, South Africa.

World: Business Role Crucial at Global Summit, Leader Says
by Jodie GinsbergReuters
July 5th, 2002
Big business, whose lust for profit is seen as anathema to sustainable development, must contribute to next month's global summit on poverty and the environment, the man leading corporate interests there said.

World: Leaders Won't Commit to Earth Summit
by Dennis BueckertCanadian Press
June 28th, 2002
OTTAWA -- Protecting the planet for future generations just doesn't cut it any more, judging from the guest list for Earth Summit 2, the worldwide environmental pow-wow set for Johannesburg in August. The World Summit on Sustainable Development -- its official name -- is supposed to refocus international attention on the cause of sustainable development -- but it could be a summit in name only.

Canada: Country Poised to Receive G-8 Leaders and the Alternative People's Summit
Environment News Service
June 24th, 2002
CALGARY -- Canada is committed to preserving and protecting the environment during all phases of the G-8 Summit which is set to open in Kananaskis, Alberta on Thursday and Friday, government environmental officials have pledged. A parallel peoples' forum, the Group of Six Billion, says theirs is the gathering that reflects full respect for the environment and human rights.

Another UN is Possible
by Kenny BrunoCorpWatch
June 13th, 2002
Diplomats say the US is putting up roadblocks to the UN Earth Summit. Still, many believe "Another UN is possible."

EarthSummit.Biz Launched
by CorpWatch
June 11th, 2002
San Francisco, London and Johannesberg -- In preparation for the Johannesburg Earth Summit, the Greenwash Academy is proud to announce that nominations are open for the Green Oscars -- the premier awards for corporations acting green.

Girona Declaration
Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
May 27th, 2002
At the occassion of the start of PrepCom IV (Bali, 27 May -- 7 June 2002) we herewith send you the Girona Declaration. The Bali event is last preparatory conference before the UN's World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), Rio+10. The declaration -- signed by over 30 groups from around the world -- is a result of the strategy session ''Rio+10 and Beyond: Strategies Against the Greenwash of Corporate Globalisation'', held March 18-20 2002 in Girona, Spain.

Gates Foundation Urged to Keep Philip Morris Out of Nutrition Initiative
Infact
May 9th, 2002
BOSTON -- In a letter sent to Bill and Melinda Gates today, the national corporate accountability organization Infact urged the couple to help end Philip Morris's involvement in the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Today, the Gates Foundation is announcing the launch of the new alliance, which includes Kraft Foods as well as UN agencies, to increase access to nutrient-fortified foods in developing countries. Kraft is a subsidiary of Philip Morris, the world's largest and most profitable tobacco corporation. The tobacco giant has been exposed for using its Kraft Foods division in efforts to undermine the World Health Organization-initiated Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), a global treaty. Infact is one of dozens of NGOs around the world working to ensure a strong and enforceable FCTC.

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