The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) will take place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the...
Greenpeace called on governments to curb the devastation wreaked by big business, by adopting a set of principles formed in the wake of the Bhopal disaster.
Greenpeace participated in a day of action in Johannesburg to protest Earth Summit inaction on climate change.
On the first day of the Earth Summit, a coalition of non-governmental organizations, including Greenpeace, called on the delegates to go further than insubstantial rhetoric to achieve real, lasting gains.
Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo comment: Rio+20 Earth Summit - a failure of epic proportions
Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International Executive Director said: “The future we want has gotten a little further away today. Rio+20 has turned into an epic failure. It has failed on equity, failed on ecology and failed on economy.”
Daniel Mittler, Greenpeace International Political Director said: “If broadly adopted, the latest text from the Brazilian government would condemn the world to a future of pollution, plunder and destruction. There is no action here, no commitment...
At Rio de Janeiro in 2012 governments must change the dangerous course we’re on. Sustainable Development Goals should be launched to form the basis of development within planetary boundaries.
While the Earth Summit has been a disaster in its official conclusions, it's at least rewarding to see that the international community hasn't been fooled by rhetoric. Today was another day of action in protest of inaction. Inside and outside...
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