A just and fair economy

Greenpeace expectations for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development at Rio de Janeiro, 20-22 June 2012

Publication - 1 November, 2011
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.


The outcome document adopted at Rio in 2012 must not be about rewriting the Rio Declaration or Agenda 21. Instead we need honest stock taking on where we are with the existing commitments and who is responsible for our falling short.

This must include addressing the excessive increase in corporate power the world has witnessed since Rio 1992. The limits of voluntary, bottom up approaches given the scale of the challenges must be fully acknowledged.

Here's our list of concrete outcomes that we believe are the minimum conditions to call the Earth Summit a success. 

A just and fair Green Economy