Nnimmo Bassey, director of Environmental Rights Action / Friends of the Earth Nigeria and chair of Friends of the Earth International, appears at the news channel "Democracy Now!"
While the official UN conference on sustainable development, known as Rio +20, opened this Wednesday, June 20, on the basis of a draft statement considered by many organizations as unacceptable, the initiators of the People's Summit organized a massive protest in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, which seems to attracted at least 50,000 people. For social and climate justice and against the financialization of nature.
By Nimmo Bassey, Chair, Friends of the Earth International - I could be sitting at the table with heads of state right now. But I had to make a choice. I had to choose to sit with them or to be in the streets standing alongside the people for whom sustainability really matters. So of course I am in the streets.