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Posted on on March 4th, 2012
by Pincas Jawetz (

The Earth Negotiations Bulletin – ENB – to be completely honest – that is all what is left at the UN of the activities started in Rio de Janeiro 20 years ago.

This is the Reporting Service that provides the daily roadmap to the negotiators that come to help design a way how future generations might still find themselves on a planet earth that can still support life. Such negotiators have to haggle daily with others that represent interests with much shorter horizons – an immediate monetary gain from this or another resource that have no patience to contemplate on ideals of SUSTAINABILITY. Without the ENBs these different sides could not talk to each other whatsoever.

The following letter we received tells us that this reporting service maybe in financial danger and we want our readers to know that we are in full support of Langston James Goree VI and Chris Spence and their teams. Without their daily bulletins assured – no sense to go to Rio this year – as simple as that!

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the
Earth Negotiations Bulletin, the world’s leading publication on international environment and sustainable negotiations.

As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, IISD RS is launching Help Bring the ENB Back to Rio – a fundraising campaign to ensure an ENB presence at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development this June.

As part of the world’s first wave of internet and digital media users, ENB writers have been providing daily coverage of meetings and negotiations to a global readership for over twenty years. The Earth Negotiations Bulletin provides ongoing coverage of meetings and events, and serves the role of a trusted intermediary for sustainable development decision makers.

Join IISD RS as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ENB by supporting our fundraising campaign to Help Bring the ENB Back to Rio.With enough financial support and donations from devoted readers, IISD RS will be able to Bring ENB Back to Rio and ensure an ENB presence at the meetings leading up to and during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development this June:

With thanks,

Langston James Goree VI
PS – You can help us Bring the ENB Back to Rio by sharing the following message with your friends onFacebook or Twitter:

Today the Earth Negotiations Bulletin turns twenty!

Click here to Bring the ENB Back to Rio –



For subscribers to Climate-L, Biodiversity-L, Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and Linkages Update,

IISD Reporting Services is currently recruiting for several new freelance writers for the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) and our other conference reporting services. Please see the attached announcement for details and feel free to forward this announcement to your own networks.


Chris Spence

Deputy Director

IISD Reporting Services

United Nations Office:

300 East 56th St. Apt 11D, New York, NY 10022 USA


IISD Reporting Services – Earth Negotiations Bulletin

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