25 Jun '12, 9pm

Some good news, and next steps to take, from Rio

Some good news, and next steps to take, from Rio

There's no lack of skepticism about the UN Rio +20 Earth Summit, and when it comes to political leadership, no real progress has been made. But that's not the whole story. Alongside the People's Conference, Rio+20 has been a showcase for the role of the private sector and the importance that building the global green economy has for taking sustainability to global scale. That's not without controversy, but it's also a cause for optimism. Global business working together with NGOs, advocating to implement Rio's sustainability goals is a sign that we're getting serious about making them succeed. Now governments need to step up to the mark and work with us. The first Rio Summit 20 years ago was historic. It produced ambitious declarations and treaties on environment and development, biodiversity, forest protection and climate change. At the same time, it did something else th...

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