Amid accusations that the private sector “hijacked” Rio+20 and left as the happiest party, was the conference on sustainability really the boon for business that some claim it to be?
Politicians, diplomats and activists from around the globe review the Future We Want document and the process that produced.
Kumi Naidoo criticizes leaders for failing to press for a better deal, short-term thinking and using the talks as a publicity opportunity.
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An installation on the fringes of Copacabana beach uses familiar materials from favelas to illustrate the positive work currently going on in the city’s shanty towns.
NGO’s political director slams compromise agreement proposed by Brazil as an abject failure being steered by the interests of multinationals.
Countries can’t consider themselves developed until they maintain high quality of life without detrimental effects on resources and the environment.
Italian Environment Minister tells RTCC that Rio+20 should change the format of discussions surrounding sustainable development and calls on the emerging economies to accept responsibility for common objectives.
With the drugs and guns on their way out, one project in Latin America’s largest favela is now pursuing sustainable development, setting an example for those at Rio+20 to follow.
Country’s ambassador to the UK says summit can overcome high expectations and mimic the impact that the original Earth Summit had on Brazil.
The head of UNEP and the Secretary Generals of Rio ’92 and Rio+10 joins other senior figures in praising the achievements of the seminal conference, but call for more action in this Regeneration Project video.
George Bush Senior told the Earth Summit in 1992 that his country would be the “world leader” in environmental protection, but look a little closer and the next 20 years of US policy can be seen under the surface.