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Rio without the principles

Rio without the principles

By Nnimmo Bassey, chair of Friends of the Earth International - Today marks the end of the Rio+20 Summit and instead of reflecting on the last week I find myself reflecting on the Rio of twenty years ago. What were middle-of-the-road ideas at the Rio Summit in 1992 are now considered radical. Governments this week have done all they can to retreat from what they agreed on then.

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What has taken place at the People’s Summit

What has taken place at the People’s Summit

By Dipti Bhatnagar, FoE Mozambique and Co-Coordinator of the FoEI Climate Justice & Energy Program - While the Rio+20 official UN Summit is fast turning into a dead space where world leaders are allowing the earth to hurtle down dangerous paths, on the other side of the city, the People’s Summit (called the Cúpula dos Povos in Portuguese) continues to be a vibrant, living space.

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Rio+20 Summit Condemned as Sell Out of People and the Planet

Rio+20 Summit Condemned as Sell Out of People and the Planet

Today we strongly condemn world leaders for selling out people and the planet in their Rio+20 declaration which falls way short of the action needed to tackle the planetary crisis we face, and does not include any of the real solutions demanded by the people at the alternative People’s Summit. [1]

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