Information Alert: Rio+20 is getting closer within an environmental alarm context

Thursday 14 June 2012

Culminating the preparatory work for the participation of the Association in the Peoples’ Summit in Rio+20 for Social and Environmental Justice, the Social Observatory of EU-LA Relations has drafted a new analysis on the perspectives of the official conference based on the results of the last round of negotiations of the document “The Future We Want”.

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Green Economy: Gains or losses for the poor in the world?

Friday 8 June 2012

The next coming Earth Summit Río+20 (Río+20), officially called the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – UNCSD (Rio+20) will take place this year of 2012, after two decades of official international action on issues of sustainable development. In 1992, during the first Earth Summit in Rio, the international community acknowledged the unequal and unsustainable nature of the dominant development models, commit itself to take steps for a more equitable and sustainable development, and also drafted present conventions on climate change and biodiversity, as well as Agenda 21 / Plan de Acción.

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Wednesday 6 June 2012Date: 31 May 2012 Type: Open Statement Keywords: African Civil Society, Nairobi Declaration, Rio+20, Earth Summit We, representatives of organizations from more than 15 countries in Africa comprised of small farmers, youth groups, fisherfolk, indigenous peoples, women, labour, environmentalists, faith-based organizations, local authorities and NGOs from African Civil Society met from May 30 to 31, 2012 for a CSO Consultation to the African Agenda in the Rio+20 Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. (...) Leer más >>

The Issues at Rio (People’s Summit)

Wednesday 30 May 2012THE ISSUES AT RIO For Unity and Mobilization of peoples For Life and Commons, social and environmental Justice Against Commodification of Nature and « Green economy » By the International Coordination Group (CG) of the People’s Summit for social and environmental justice One month before the United Nations Conference Rio+20, peoples of the world don’t see any positive advances in the negotiation process going on within the Official Conference. Indeed, neither the balance of agreements (...) Leer más >>


Wednesday 30 May 2012To The Swedish Government and all participants at the Rio +20 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012. From the Gothenburg Conference: Celebrate! Resist! Transform! for environmental justice and just transition 18th to 20th of May 2012 A JUST TRANSITION NOW – NO TO ”GREEN ECONOMY” On 18-23 June 2012 NGOs, governments and businesses gather at the UN World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro. Simultaneously social movements from around the world organise an (...) Leer más >>

Declaration of Indigenous Peoples of Africa on Sustainable Development and Rio+20

Wednesday 30 May 2012In their recent declaration, indigenous peoples groups in Africa reaffirms the need for the Rio+20 to take a stronger human rights-based approach, where indigenous people’s rights are fully recognized, respected and protected, and to ensure that culture and good governance are integrated in the three pillars of sustainable development. Declaration of Indigenous Peoples of Africa on Sustainable Development and Rio +20 We the representatives of Indigenous Peoples of Africa met in the city of (...) Leer más >>

OHCHR: Pillay urges states to inject human rights into Rio+20

Wednesday 30 May 2012GENEVA (18 April 2012) – As negotiations on the Rio+20 Conference outcome enter a critical phase, UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay has urged all United Nations Member States to ensure that human rights are thoroughly integrated in the discussions and in any final outcome. Twenty years after the adoption of the landmark Rio Declaration, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development is due to convene in June this year. Regrettably, said Pillay in a letter sent to all UN Member (...) Leer más >>

Reforming global sustainable development governance: A rights-based agenda

Wednesday 30 May 2012Achieving sustainable development entails a global transition—away from prevailing inequitable and ecologically destabilizing patterns of development, to modes of development based on shared prosperity and environmental protection. Global governance plays a crucial role in this shift. This policy brief from IBON International argues that the general thrust of reforming sustainable development governance should be towards greater democratization and strengthening people’s rights. A reformed (...) Leer más >>

IBON policy brief takes critical look at ‘Green Economy’

Thursday 24 May 2012Source: Ibon International Type: News Keywords: UN Conference, Rio+20, UNCSD, Green Economy The upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012, also known as Rio+20, is a challenge and an opportunity for the world’s leaders to confront the economic, ecological and social crises gripping the world today. However, many civil society groups and even some governments express concern that the chosen major themes of the 2012 UNCSD—the “Green Economy in the Context of (...) Leer más >>

Deleting our rights, bracketing our future Why we need a People’s Summit

Thursday 24 May 2012Date: 23 May 2012 Source: Ibon International Author: Paul Quintos Type: Editorial Keywords: Rio+20, Right to food, CBDR, People’s summit I think the best way to appreciate the people’s summit in Rio is to look at what’s happening here in this hall over the last few days. Here we have been witnessing a systematic attempt by some powerful states to weaken, or “bracket,” or outright eliminate nearly all references to human rights obligations and equity principles in the text for the outcome (...) Leer más >>

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