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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!”

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“20 years from [the Rio convention in] 1992 we have backtracked rather than made advances. … The trend has been set right from Copenhagen in 2009, in Cancun and in Durban that these gatherings are not about really solutions, they are about how to open up business for corporations.”

Nnimmo Bassey will meet Ban Ki-moon on Friday 22 June and will present a statement to him, initiated by Friends of the Earth International and nine other organisations and signed by more than 400 civil society organizations representing millions of people from around the world.