23 Jun '12, 10pm

Rio without the principles — Reflections on Rio+20 by Nnimmo Bassey, Friends of the Earth International

Rio without the principles — Reflections on Rio+20 by Nnimmo Bassey, Friends of the Earth International

In 1992 they wanted certain principles to be adopted by the whole world – principles so important they were given the name of the city in which they were born: the Rio principles. But now industrialised governments no longer want to mention the principles explicitly. For example, they don’t want to explicitly reaffirm one of the key Rio principles, that of common but differentiated responsibility. They no longer want to admit that Northern countries have been most responsible for the climate crisis and they definitely don’t want to commit to the responsibility of taking the lead in addressing it. The same is true of the precautionary principle, a perfectly sensible idea twenty years ago. They don’t want to reaffirm such a principle – and if they don’t reaffirm it they will take the opportunity to jump into irresponsible ventures and push for risky technologies to be introd...

Full article: http://www.foei.org/en/what-we-do/rio-20/blog-posts/rio-w...

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