Contents with tag: RIO+20
In 1992, the Earth Summit convened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to address the world's social, economic and environmental crises by bringing sustainable development into the heart of policy-making at global, national and regional levels. Twenty years later, the Rio+20 summit seeks to address the same crises, which have now increased in scale and magnitude.
The upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012, also known as Rio+20, is a challenge and an opportunity for the world’s leaders to confront the economic, ecological and social crises gripping the world today.
IBON Policy Brief on Sustainable Development Goals
One of the expected key outcomes of the Rio+20 summit will be the definition and agreement towards sustainable development goals (SDGs), similar to and supportive of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Indeed, SDGs are already being considered by some as a possible successor framework to the MDGs. Such an approach, say proponents, could allow the MDGs' focus on poverty reduction to be matched by complementary targets on the environment.
International advocacy platform Rights for Sustainability (R4S) joined the “People’s March” on the “Global Day of Action” organized to mark the first day of formal negotiations by heads of states in Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, now being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
As world leaders gather today to discuss a social, economic and environmental roadmap intended to address ecological degradation, they are holding a blueprint for the continued control and commodification of the world’s resources by a few for profits.
As you all know by now, the Rio+20 summit is happening next week. More than a hundred heads of state are expected to gather in Rio and many government delegations are heading for Rio next week to finalize the outcome document to be signed by world leaders on June 20-22.
Twenty years after Rio 1992, we are nowhere near the future that we want with respect to universal access to water. And our collective future is threatened with the further commercialization of nature. Join Water for the People Network and IBON International in a strategy session on the right to water and sustainability towards Rio+20 and beyond in Hanoi, Vietnam on June 10, 2012.
Remarks made at the side event, “Right at Rio+20: A Rights-based Framework for Sustainable Development” organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, The Missions of Germany, Maldives and Norway with Ibon International, the Center for International Environmental Law and The Council of Canadians, in collaboration with the UNDG-HRM. April 27, 2012. UN Headquarters, New York
As the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) draws near, negotiations on the zero draft of its outcome document have markedly heated up. From March 19 to 23, the first round of “informal-informal” (preliminary) negotiations on the zero draft of the outcome document was held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, NY.
Despite calls for renewed political commitment to the principles and goals of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to address the unequal and unsustainable character of dominant development patterns, Rio+20 is inclined to reinforcing the same neoliberal framework that was the very cause of the multiple crises of today. The Green Economy, premised on the commodification of nature and ecosystem services, allows for business as usual and very well suits the interests of the corporate sector.