In Rio de Janeiro, the differences between Copacabana and the Rocinha favela exemplify what is wrong with our world, but hopes that Rio+20 will result in bold action are fading.
In 1992 a 13 year old girl asked world leaders attending the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit to stop breaking the planet, if they weren’t able to fix it. Twenty years later leaders gather again in Rio to discuss measures to make our world more sustainable, but sadly there has been too much breaking and too little fixing in the meantime.
The Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian Bishops Conference CNBB and CIDSE invite journalists to a Rio+20 press conference after Holy Mass on Sunday 17 June.
Dutch CIDSE member Cordaid and Both ENDS collected the visions and insights of seven Southern visionaries, each with a unique approach to transforming his or her dream into concrete, local initiatives. We present you their visions of sustainability based on ecological values and human rights in the run up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development 'Rio+20' (20-22 June 2012). Today, CIDSE partner Moema de Miranda, Director of Brazilian research institute IBASE.
Read more about our participation at the People's Summit and the official UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012.