22 Jun '12, 4pm

What should we make of the #RioPlus20 summit? @paualvarado has a moving piece on the lack of action:

What should we make of the #RioPlus20 summit? @paualvarado has a moving piece on the lack of action:

Yesterday’s afternoon youth and NGOs walkout from the Riocentro venue where the UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20 was taking place was invigorating. And when I was told that there would be a meeting today about it, I felt a spark of hope. I woke up this morning and had to go to a meeting in Barra da Tijuca, which is like an hour away from Rio, and then come back since this supposed meeting was at the People’s Summit. And when I spent two hours on the bus back with my cellphone dead again, the bus literally stopping three minutes at a time, the engine making the seats vibrate, seriously thinking about smashing the window with my head, I thought perhaps it was worth it, perhaps when I came back here I would find action. Then I arrived at the People’s Summit and realized most of the passers by and those dressed in indigenous suits (which doesn’t necessarily mean...

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