06 Oct '11, 5pm

1,400 Young People Demand Results at Earth Summit: Will Governments Listen?

1,400 Young People Demand Results at Earth Summit: Will Governments Listen?

Over 1,400 young people descended on Indonesia last week in the biggest youth gathering on the Race to Rio yet. Coming from 118 different countries, it was also the most global gathering. With the Rio+20 Earth Summit just nine months away, young people at this year’s TUNZA International Children and Youth Conference hosted by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) made clear that Rio+20 must be a significant milestone for global efforts to stop environmental destruction and promote sustainable development. Young people have the most to lose at next year’s Earth Summit and it’s no wonder that sense of urgency was reflected in the outcome document of the conference, the Bandung Declaration : Yet, our planet’s future – our future – is in peril. Our generation has seen the warning signs in Rio 1992 become the realities that face Rio+20: poverty, climate change, harmful ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mdavidson/1400_young_pe...

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