The content of this site was created as part of a British Council project for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 and is kept online as an archive
"The benchmark by which blogger coverage
political events may be judged"
Daily Summit was live from 23 July 2002 - 13 September 2002, covering the World Summit on Sustainable Development
The site is now closed for business, but still offers an informative, provocative guide to what was a chaotic and controversial event.
You can browse over 500 entries chronologically or by category in our site archive.
Read articles on blogging,
growth, corporate responsibility,
and the people who
made the summit what it was
Or interviews with
Secrett, Executive Director of Friends of the Earth; Shahida
Jamil, Pakistani Federal Minister for the Environment; Jane
Goodall, primatologist & conservationist; Naomi Klein,
author of "No Logo"; Michael
Dorsey, Director of the Sierra Club; Tladi
John Nlovu, Summit driver and entrepreneur; Matt
Thomas, Head of Renewables at npower and Lloyd
Anderson, Director of Science at the British Council.
And there’s also a few photos and one sound
file for you to enjoy.
We followed the cut and thrust of the negotiations
quite closely and were nearly alone in reporting the confusion surrounding the moment when agreement was
We also observed the efforts of the UK
delegations, while tracking Friends of the Earth
and their highly successful corporate responsibility campaign.
Daily Summit also escaped from the main summit on occasion. Your correspondent popped up at various protests and was there when police fired concussion grenades at an unarmed crowd (read about it
here or listen to live sound
There were some heated debates in our comment columns - on protestors chanting
through Colin Powell's speech (read the original post here and comments
reaction to a letter from Local Agenda 21 practitioner (post
and comments) and
Robert Mugabe speaking at the Summit (post
Will Daily Summit return? Who knows? But drop us a line and we’ll keep you in touch…