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In 1992 a 13 year old girl asked world leaders attending the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit to stop breaking the planet, if they weren’t able to fix it.
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Twenty years ago, when the world's leaders pledged to protect Earth's climate and biodiversity at the Rio Earth Summit, they knew it would not be easy.
The United Nations environment agency today warned that the world “continues to speed down” an unsustainable path in spite of hundreds of internationally agreed goals to protect the planet, and stressed that drastic actions and big-scale measures are needed to reverse this pattern.
The Rio+20 conference is being billed as the largest UN conference ever to be held
BARCELONA, Jun 1, 2012 (IPS) - We are all going through a period of great confusion and uncertainty.
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The global summit in June presents a rare and timely opportunity to unite world leaders and secure a global commitment to sustainable development – we cannot afford to waste it Anyone remember the 2005 UN climate talk in Montreal? It ended late as usual after an all-night negotiating session and rumours of collapse.
“You can start to deliver sustainable development today or face the anger and disappointment of millions of citizens in the years and generations to come.” Rubens Born
UNITED NATIONS, May 21, 2012 (IPS) - The 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro has been described as one of the largest international conferences in the history of the United Nations, attracting over 20,000 participants, including more than 100 world leaders. The landmark summit, which strongly reaffirmed that environment was an integral part of development, endorsed Agenda 21, a global plan of action for sustainable development, and also the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. Additionally, the summit also approved the U.N.
After two weeks of closed-door negotiations, the UN preparatory committee PrepCom has failed to reach consensus on a global plan of action, entitled The Future We Want, to be adopted at the Rio+20 summit meeting of world leaders in Brazil next month.
Two decades later, we are back to the future. The challenges facing humanity today are much the same as then, only larger.
Earth Day Network works with partners on the U.S. and international stage, engaging in global policy initiatives to enhance environmental awareness and accelerate the green economy. In May 2012, Brazil will play host to what many expect to be the most decisive international conference of our time, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (informally known as Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro. Held every ten years, this conference aims to further commit governments to pursue sustainable development.
08/05/2012 at 6:49 am Guest blog by Deirdre Carolan In our world over one billion people live in extreme poverty.
"Rio+20" is the short name for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012 – twenty years after the landmark 1992 Earth Summit in Rio. At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from the private sector, NGOs and other groups, came together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet.