22 Jun '12, 3am

The Walkout from Rio+20 Could Actually Mean We're Ready to Stop Caring About an Obsolete Process

The Walkout from Rio+20 Could Actually Mean We're Ready to Stop Caring About an Obsolete Process

PowerShiftCanada2012 /Promo image Expressing anger at the direction the Rio+20 summit is going and with the hope of pushing world leaders to increase their ambition, youth from around the world and NGOs like Bill McKibben's 350.org occupied Riocentro, the venue where the conference is taking place, and then symbolically walked out of the conference. At the risk of sounding extremely skeptical, I will nonetheless say this: doesn't this, too, feel like the same thing that happens every single UN conference? There's a meeting, nothing happens, frustration builds up, demonstration occurs, for a moment it seems negotiators might listen, nothing happens, event ends until next year. However, in this case, you could say that not the demonstration, but the walkout seemed encouraging. PowerShiftCanada2012 /Promo image PowerShiftCanada2012 /Promo image McKibben wrote later that the c...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/massive-wa...

Tweets

Lame it on Rio: Youth stage Earth Summit walkout

Lame it on Rio: Youth stage Earth Summit walkout

grist.org 21 Jun '12, 9pm

Youth walk out of the Earth Summit conference. (Photo by Youth Policy .) The Rio+20 conference is remarkably listless; the...

Read this article on JC. 4 years later, same process, same people, same problems! Make the calls or it will not change!

Read this article on JC. 4 years later, same pr...

runningtimes.com 26 Jun '12, 5pm

An in-depth look at the Olympic Trials start list controversy By Scott Douglas As featured in the Web Only issue of Runnin...

Ticketing information about 远角 The whole proces...

esplanade.com 26 Jun '12, 5am

Trapped in an unknown time, in an unknown corner afar, the only things five unknown souls can recall are the great uncerta...

Actually

Actually

plussixfive.com 28 Jun '12, 1am

Following the moving-out sale of ActuallyActually , VERY Wooonderland is now offering up to 80% markdowns storewide, befor...

Caring for our seniors

todayonline.com 24 Jun '12, 9pm

SINGAPORE - Be it organising activities to promote an active lifestyle, strengthening assistance for the aged, or getting ...