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Rio+20, the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development: Making it Happen

April 18, 2011

Photo credit: http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/

On 4 to 6 June 2012, the world’s nations will come together in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development, to assess the progress and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and to address new and emerging challenges.

It is envisaged as a Conference at the highest possible level, including Heads of State and Government or other representatives. The Conference will result in a focused political document.

The Conference will focus on two themes: a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, and the institutional framework for sustainable development.

The Conference will also mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.

According to the UN, this conference on sustainable development came about as the world experienced the economic and commodity shocks of 2008 that caused much social distress and the reversal of developmental gains that threaten to replace hope with despair.

Yet, the first decade of the new millennium also gave signs of hope that includes the acceleration of development and poverty eradication, adoption of integrated programmes, policies and measures (including green economy sectors such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management, afforestation, integrated water management, drylands rehabilitation, and sustainable agriculture), and emergence of new ideas and leadership, and institutional frameworks by emerging economies, businesses, city governments, civil society organizations, and the media.

Many of these are linked to innovations at the 1992 Earth Summit that crafted a new global social contract, Agenda 21, based on a positive, integrative, equitable, and sustainable vision of progress.

The preparatory process is ongoing with preparatory and inter-sessional meetings to discuss substantive and procedural issues in preparation for the Conference. Accompanying these meetings is an inclusive preparatory process involving various stakeholders at different levels. This process is geared towards achieving an outcome that will make notable contributions in advancing the goal of sustainable development.

For more information, please visit their dedicated website http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/.

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2 Responses to Rio+20, the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development: Making it Happen

  1. liduvina on May 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Todos estamos trabajando, por tener una mejor calidad del agua, el aire y los alimentos sanos es decir la triple A, deberiamos hacer lo posible e imposible, para que cada uno de los + de 7000 millones de ciudadanos del Planeta Tierra le dieramos un valor agregado mayor a la mal llamada BASURA.
    Deberiamos pensar en una Cumbre Mundial sobre LA BASURA.
    Cuando internalizamos que la basura son el producto final de los recursos natuarles del palenta, que tomamos de la dispensa natural llamada naturaleza, es decir recursos naturales que e toman del Bosque, el Petróleo y la minas que mezcaldos con agua y energia, obtenemos envase empaques embalajes y todos los bienes de servicio que nos apotan confort, como los Carros, Aviones, Casas en fin TODO se lo debemos a la naturaleza, despues de todo la pobreza es mal manejo de la naturaleza.

  2. Fundacion Ayni Roxana Stetson on May 11, 2012 at 4:04 am

    Somos una fundacion comprometida con el cuidado del ambiente, los recursos naturales, dando a conocer el empleo de las 5 “R” Reutilizar, reducir, reciclar, re pensar nuestras acciones, habitos, conductas, para que sean mas saludables y responsables, comenzando por el hogar y en el entorno donde desarrollamos nuestras actividades y re plantar arboles, especies nativas preservando nuestros bosques, ecosistemas , biodiversidad, Nuestra Vida. Mediante la comunicacion, educacion ambiental no formal, despertamos conciencia socio ambiental en toda la poblacion, con soluciones, medidas y estrategias aplicables en el dia a dia.

    La tarea del cuidado del ambiente es de todos. Nos adherimos a las acciones camino a RIO + 20 para revertir el calentamiento global, asociado al consumismo, la industria y la perdida de la cubierta vegetal, lograr mitigar los cambios climaticos extremos y la adaptacion a ellos, protegiendo lo mas valioso nuestra propia vida, erradicar la pobreza, protegiendo a los sectores mas vulnerables,la desnutricion infantil eliminando todo tipo de violencia social, construir a traves de la equidad, el equilibrio natural, la armonia y la paz mundial, con oportunidades para toda la humanidad garantizandole a las generaciones presentes y futuras una vida mas saludable, sostenible y sustentable, en el año internacional del cooperativismo, la energia sostenible, el agua, la seguridad alimentaria.

    Muchas gracias por sumar voluntades, cada dia somos mas los que trabajamos para generar los cambios necesarios para sanar la Madre Tierra, nuestro unico hogar.

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