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Civil society occupies the Rio+20 Earth Summit | Waging Nonviolence

Civil society occupies the Rio+20 Earth Summit by Mike Sandmel| June 29, 2012 Last week, Brazil hosted over 190 heads of state and high-level ministers — including Hillary Clinton, Vladimir Putin and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao — for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, popularly referred to as Rio+20. In addition to the governmental representatives, the conference also included ...

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Déjà Vu at Rio+20 | The Nation

by Mark Hertsgaard The past twenty years demonstrate that appealing mainly to the conscience of world leaders does not work. Instead one must change those leaders’ political calculations—making them as afraid of an aroused public as they are of the narrow interests behind the status quo. There are various ways to do that, from voting politicians out of office to ...

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The threat posed by climate change in Bangladesh | guardian.co.uk

Millions of poor people in Bangladesh are risking their lives, homes and land because they are forced to live along constantly changing river systems. Christian Aid highlights their plight on World Environment Day and ahead of the Earth summit in Rio this month, where world leaders will meet to secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development For more on this ...

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Brazil stresses need for world consensus at Rio+20 meet | AFP

BRASILIA, Brazil — The upcoming Rio conference on sustainable development must yield a commitment to manage the world economy in a way that respects the environment and fights poverty, a Brazilian official says. “I believe that Rio+20 will deliver the instruments to make sustainable development a paradigm for the economy, not just for the environment,” Andre Correa do Lago, the ...

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How Rio+20 can herald a constitutional moment | Frank Biermann and Steven Bernstein, guardian.co.uk

Governments have a historic opportunity this June to create the institutions needed to fulfill the promise made at the 1992 Earth Summit. The Rio+20 UN conference on sustainable development should mark nothing less than a constitutional moment, putting the planet on a more sustainable path. But, it is in grave danger of being stillborn, lacking the political will to commit ...

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The Rio+20 Earth Summit | NRDC

Speeding up the transition to a sustainable future at the Rio+20 Earth Summit In June 2012, more than 150 presidents and prime ministers and thousands of other top leaders are expected to come to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The gathering will mark the 20th anniversary of the first historic Rio Earth Summit where ...

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Africa: Addressing Climate Change as a Human Rights Issue | allAfrica.com

Twenty years after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the promise of sustainable development will be revisited again at the 2012 Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development next June. Joining heads of state and other stakeholders at the conference aimed at securing a renewed political commitment for sustainable development will be Mary Robinson, former president of ...

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Citizen Actions Turn Up the Heat for a Warming Planet | IPS ipsnews.net

MONTREAL, Canada, Sep 11, 2011 (IPS) – Civil society leaders meeting here for the 2011 CIVICUS World Assembly are looking ahead toward next year’s Rio+20 summit – a milestone anniversary of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, and a crucial meeting of U.N. member states and non-governmental organisations to work towards a greener future. In advance of the June 2012 summit, ...

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