By Emily Benson and Oliver Greenfield – January, 2012
Twenty years on from the first summit on sustainable development, this week the UNCSD Bureau released their first negotiating draft for Rio 2012. They have called the draft ‘the future we want’. They say that it aims towards a ‘prosperous, secure and sustainable future for our people and our planet’. They express their ‘determination to pursue the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication’.
I want to draw people's attention to 2012. For some, that's all about the Olympics. But I am more interested in what will happen in Rio de Janeiro. In June 2012 government representatives from around the world will be meeting there to discuss the transition to a green economy.
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