24 Jun '12, 11am

World leaders stick heads in sand at Rio+20

World leaders stick heads in sand at Rio+20

World leaders stick heads in sand at Rio+2023 June 2012 World leaders in Rio responded to the global crisis by sticking their heads firmly in the sand. NGOs and community groups are criticising a deal dangerously lacking in ambition, urgency and political will. Friends of the Earth’s Director of Policy and Campaigns Craig Bennett said: "World leaders are understandably concerned about the broken economy – but until they stop treating it separately from our social and environmental problems it will never be fixed." Friends of the Earth is now calling on the UK Government to turn the vague ideas in the Rio deal into ambitious commitments at home . 5 key actions for the Coalition Invest in clean British energy from the sun, wind and water To ensure the UK's electricity market is carbon-free Back access to energy for all And deliver clean, safe and affordable energy for the 1....

Full article: http://www.foe.co.uk/news/rio20_outcome_36239.html

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