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Peoples statement on sustainable development and RIO+20: Page 3 of 4

Posted on 17 August 2011
  • production and consumption, and famers should be able to prioritize food production for domestic consumption. Government should give incentives to sustainable food production practices. 
  • Reject the intellectual property rights regime and other monopolistic enclosures that impede people’s access to commons and productive resources. 
  • There should be a global mechanism to assess the impacts of new technologies. Such mechanism should provide resources towards building capacity of countries and communities toassess and monitor the health, biodiversity and environmental impacts of new technologies. We support the adoption of an International Convention for the Evaluation of New Technologies (ICENT) and an outright ban on technologies that put the planet at grave risks such as geoengineering. 
  • Governments should invest in research and development on people-centered sustainable development. 
  • Policies should respect cultural diversity, and modern science should be combined withindigenous knowledge in bottom-up approaches of research and development to develop technologies that are appropriate and democratic.
Communities have shown extreme resilience and creativity in confronting the spiraling multiple crises, utilizing various mechanisms not just to survive, but also to assert their economic, social, cultural and political rights. In the midst of this protracted crisis of the global capitalist system, people dare to imagine and build a new world where development means promoting the well-being and dignity of all; where prosperity is created through shared resources and efforts; where nature’s limits are respected; and where nations, peoples and communities cooperate to ensure democracy, justice, equity, peace and prosperity for all.
 
Today, even more so than twenty years ago, people of the world are aware that the challenge of genuine sustainable development requires no less than the profound transformation of societies and ofinternational relations. We must all rise up to the challenge.
 
Signatories:
 
  • Aidwatch Philippines Anakbayan?California/Katarungan?Washington DC, USA. 
  • Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), Lebanon. 
  • Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP). 
  • Asia Monitor Resource Center (AMRC), Hong Kong. 
  • Asia Pacific Forum for Women, Law and Development (APWLD). 
  • Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN). 
  • Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), Philippines. 
  • Burma Environmental Working Group (BEWG). 
  • Center for Community Economics and Development Consultants (CECOEDECON), India. 
  • Centre for Environment and Development (CED), Sri Lanka. 
  • Center for Peoples Democratic Governance (CPDG), Philippines. 
  • Centre for Sustainable Development in Mountainous Areas (CSDM), Vietnam. 
  • Centre for Sustainable Rural Development, Vietnam. 
  • China Association of NGOs (CANGO), China. 
  • Coastal Development Partnership (CDP), Bangladesh. 
  • Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC). 
  • Dignity International Earth Rights International. 
  • Development Research and Training–Kansanga Kampala Uganda. 
  • Ecumenical Institute for Labor Institute (EILER), Philippines. 
  • Equity and Justice Working Group Bangladesh (EquityBD), Bangladesh. 
  • ETC Group. 
  • Forum of Womens NGOs of Kyrgyzstan. 
  • Foundation for Consumers, Thailand. 
  • Green Movement of Sri Lanka (GMSL). 
  • IBON International. 
  • International NGO Forum for Indonesian Development (INFID), Indonesia. 
  • Institute for Motivating Self?Employment (IMSE), India. 
  • Instituto de Estudios Politicos para America Latina y Africa (IEPALA), Spain. 
  • Khmer Institute for Democracy (KID), Cambodia. 
  • Korean Civil Society Forum on International Cooperation (KOFID), South Korea. 
  • Korean Federation for Environmental Movement (KFEM), South Korea. 
  • Korea NGO Council for Overseas Cooperation (KCOC), South Korea. 
  • Local Development Institute, Thailand. 
  • MWENGO, Africa. 
  • Navdanya International. 
  • ODA Watch Korea. 
  • Participatory
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