09 Feb '12, 1pm

As organizers prepare for Rio+20 summit, little on the agenda suggests substantive action #Rio+20

On the Road Back to Rio, Green Direction Has Been Lost Twenty years ago, an historic environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro produced groundbreaking treaties and high hopes that pressing issues would be addressed. But as organizers prepare for the Rio+20 conference in June, there is little on the agenda to suggest any substantive action will be taken. by fred pearce It is easy to be cynical. Back in 1992, more than 100 world leaders, including George H.W. Bush, showed up for the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. It was a two-week mega-event that attracted huge attention, highlighted by the signing of two groundbreaking treaties on climate change and biodiversity and grand declarations about creating a future green and equitable world. To put it mildly, the subsequent two decades have not lived up to the promises. George W. Bush effectively broke the climate treaty signed by h...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/feature/rio_20_sustainability_confer...

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