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  • Rio+20 : Ambitious UN Sustainability Conference in Rio to Avoid Climate Talk
    the global body s goals have been running rampant experts and negotiators said That is why according to Correa do Lago sustainable development must be perceived as helping rather than hindering the economy We know we have an environmental crisis we have a financial crisis we have a job crisis we have many crises at the same time now in some countries many of these crises together and the fact is that sustainable development is the answer to that Correa do Lago claimed To really make a change it has to have an economic logic that s why we come back to the issue of having sustainable development as a paradigm for the economic sector The senior Brazilian negotiator told Reuters that sustainability was an easier sell than climate change theories which have come under increasing fire as glaring errors in the UN s own reports continue to be discovered by scientists Global climate conferences have repeatedly met with failure despite vast amounts of public resources poured into the campaigns Critics of UN led sustainability efforts however warn that global policies aimed at reducing consumption and increasing government control over the economy will actually aggravate to economic crisis And it s even worse than that according to American Policy Center President Tom DeWeese I will tell you now if you want to keep your guns your property your children and your God if you love liberty then sustainable development is your enemy DeWeese told a crowd at the Freedom 21 Conference noting that the term was used to conceal a vast agenda that includes government control over all aspects of human life Sustainable development It s a life plan planned by someone else And despite low expectations for the Rio 20 conference by some pro sustainability activists policy makers are setting ambitious goals for the confab Executive coordinator of the UN summit Brice Lalonde a former Green Party leader said the gathering must be the place where decisions on the future of the planet are made according to a report in the U K Guardian Most topics are on the table from efficient international co operation to sustainable development goals from a regular review of the state of the planet to an agency for the environment from universal access to energy to social safety floors the socialist activist who also served as French Environment Minister was quoted as saying after a draft of the UN summit declaration was released on Thursday He called the preliminary document a good start What is missing now is one verb to decide Lalonde added Because to stress urge call recognize underscore encourage support or reaffirm is not enough When heads of state meet it should be to decide Pro UN activists echoed the call to tough action Other conference leaders similarly demanded that wide ranging decisions be agreed to in Rio later this year UN CSD Secretary General Sha Zukang who served as a senior diplomat in the communist dictatorship ruling mainland China for

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  • Rio+20 : Decisions must be made at Rio Earth summit, urges UN official
    availability please contact Terramar Travel Agency Emails reservas2 terramar tur br or reservas4 terramar tur br or reservas8 terramar tur br Tel 55 21 35120067 or 55 11 30142042 or 55 19 35145600 Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy rio20 hoteis itamaraty gov br when requesting their accommodations Information Published on 11 Jan 2012 Source The Guardian More information Decisions must be made at Rio Earth summit urges UN official The Earth summit in June must be the place where decisions on the future of the planet are made and not just another talking shop for world leaders the head of what will be 2012 s largest political conference has urged Speaking as the first draft of the UN declaration for Rio 20 was released in New York on Tuesday night Brice Lalonde the UN s executive co ordinator of the conference and former French environment minister said The draft is a good start Most topics are on the table from efficient international co operation to sustainable development goals from a regular review of the state of the planet to an agency for the environment from universal access to energy to social safety floors What is missing now is one verb to decide Because to stress urge call recognise underscore encourage support or reaffirm is not enough When heads of state meet it should be to decide As revealed by the Guardian early on Tuesday world leaders will be called on to sign up for 10 new sustainable development goals for the planet and promise to build green economies They will also be asked to negotiate a new agreement to protect oceans approve an annual state of the planet report set up a major world agency for the environment and appoint a global ombudsperson or high commissioner

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  • Rio+20 : It's time for sustainable development
    should be noted that the Brazilian national organizing committee for Rio 20 has committed to blocking a minimum of 500 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference Costs must be covered by the media For more details visit http www rio20 gov br For information regarding room availability please contact Terramar Travel Agency Emails reservas2 terramar tur br or reservas4 terramar tur br or reservas8 terramar tur br Tel 55 21 35120067 or 55 11 30142042 or 55 19 35145600 Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy rio20 hoteis itamaraty gov br when requesting their accommodations Information Published on 3 Jan 2012 Source The Guardian More information It s time for sustainable development Bill Clinton was set to enter the White House the European Union was born and China had its first taste of a double cheeseburger with fries when McDonalds opened its doors in Beijing That was 1992 A lot can happen in 20 years In June 2012 two decades after the groundbreaking Earth summit which put climate change and biological diversity on the global political agenda attention will turn once again to Rio de Janeiro for the UN conference on sustainable development or Rio 20 But the biggest environmental summit in 20 years is already proving controversial The conference is a vital chance to renew political commitment for sustainable development at a time when urgent action must be taken to divert humanity from disaster However some commentators already believe it will be just another conference all talk and no binding action The event s focus on the green economy is deeply dividing opinion Some see the label as an opportunity to hitch global financial systems firmly to sustainable development goals Others see it as an open invitation for the proliferation of greenwash

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  • Rio+20 : Development and Environment: The Nexus
    has appeared recently in our conversations nexus to illustrate that issues are interlinked But the nexus of all nexuses is the planet which remains the blind spot not only because it is difficult to assess its state but above all because there is no political forum to take care of it except for a bunch of famous conventions striving in isolation to solve one element of the nexus Of course if some crucial pillar of the biosphere falls apart it will be difficult for any country to develop Therefore Rio 20 should not forget to take care of planet Earth even though the notion has a romantic flavor to some pragmatic and seasoned negotiators In my view it is the third objective The United Nations is the only place where the international community could have a look at the state of the biosphere and at mankind as a whole A number of governments have suggested in their submissions to the UNCSD Compilation Document the idea of elaborating Sustainable Development Goals SDGs for the international community and possibly merging them with the Millennium Development Goals MDGs after their review in 2015 This would be one of the best ways to address the nexus combining international solidarity with human development economic improvement and environmental sustainability To make a long story short there can be no environment without development certainly but neither can there be development without the environment People and the planet that s Rio 20 À l approche de Rio 20 les gouvernements et la société civile doivent lever les yeux pour évaluer la situation et se préparer à prendre des engagements à la hauteur des défis L extrême pauvreté et la dégradation de l environnement se trouveront au centre du débat telles les deux faces d une même médaille Il est impensable que se soient les pauvres et la planète qui paient le prix des crises du fait que l eau l énergie et la nourriture deviennent inabordables ou parce que les ressources pour lutter contre les changements climatiques et leurs impacts sont détournés vers d autres besoins Les peuples et la planète sont des enjeux bien trop importants pour nous permettre d échouer Depuis la Conférence de Stockholm en 1972 la communauté internationale s est engagée à ne jamais parler de l environnement global sans aborder également la question du développement qui s entend comme l amélioration des conditions de vie des habitants dans les pays les plus pauvres C est à partir de ce prérequis que la Commission Brundtland tenant compte du besoin de croissance des pays pauvres a dégagé dix ans plus tard le concept de développement durable Au fil du temps cette expression a acquis un sens plus large et désigne aujourd hui le progrès de toutes les sociétés développées ou en voie de développement qui doivent uvrer à améliorer l équité sociale l efficacité économique et la durabilité environnementale en faisant particulièrement attention à préserver les moyens de subsistance des générations futures Le concept est

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  • Rio+20 : Brice Lalonde interviewé par proMont-Blanc
    Secretary General UN Media Advisory Logistics for Rio 20 Media advisory in French Media Accreditation Preliminary Information note Briefing on logistics by the Government of Brazil UN System Media Contacts Logo Guidelines A ONU Brasil na Rio 20 Hotels for Press Accommodation levels in Rio de Janeiro are anticipated to be at full occupancy during the conference While it is not the responsibility of the United Nations to procure accommodation for the media it should be noted that the Brazilian national organizing committee for Rio 20 has committed to blocking a minimum of 500 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference Costs must be covered by the media For more details visit http www rio20 gov br For information regarding room availability please contact Terramar Travel Agency Emails reservas2 terramar tur br or reservas4 terramar tur br or reservas8 terramar tur br Tel 55 21 35120067 or 55 11 30142042 or 55 19 35145600 Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy rio20 hoteis itamaraty gov br when requesting their accommodations Information Published on 27 Nov 2011 Source proMont Blanc More information Brice Lalonde interviewé par proMont Blanc Coordinateur exécutif de la conférence RIO 20

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  • Rio+20 : Intervention de Brice Lalonde pour RIO+20
    Janeiro are anticipated to be at full occupancy during the conference While it is not the responsibility of the United Nations to procure accommodation for the media it should be noted that the Brazilian national organizing committee for Rio 20 has committed to blocking a minimum of 500 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference Costs must be covered by the media For more details visit

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  • Rio+20 : Avec 8 milliards d'habitants en 2030, il nous faudrait une deuxième planète
    in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference Costs must be covered by the media For more details visit http www rio20 gov br For information regarding room availability please contact Terramar Travel Agency Emails reservas2 terramar tur br or reservas4 terramar tur br or reservas8 terramar tur br Tel 55 21 35120067 or 55 11 30142042 or 55 19 35145600 Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy rio20 hoteis itamaraty gov br when requesting their accommodations Information Published on 24 Oct 2011 Source Tribune de Genève More information Avec 8 milliards d habitants en 2030 il nous faudrait une deuxième planète ECLAIRAGE Nous sommes bientôt sept milliards d habitants soit deux milliards de plus en moins de 25 ans Eau potable richesse des sols des mers et des forêts toutes les ressources ont été mises à mal avec cette croissance Au rythme actuel il faudra d ici 2030 une seconde planète pour satisfaire les appétits et absorber les déchets de la nôtre selon les calculs du réseau Global Footprint Network GFN empreinte écologique Le charbon le pétrole et le gaz ont favorisé la prospérité mais fabriquent aussi des gaz à effets de serre modifiant notre climat et mutilant les écosystèmes qui nous nourrissent De la flambée des prix de l alimentation aux effets pervers du changement climatique nos économies sont confrontées à la réalité des années de dépenses au dessus de nos moyens a dit le président de GFN le Suisse Mathis Wackernagel Développement durable Brice Lalonde coordinateur de la prochaine Conférence de l ONU sur le développement durable en juin Rio 20 20 ans après le Sommet de la terre de 1992 le confirme En 2030 avec un milliard de plus sur terre la question sera comment assurer la sécurité alimentaire et fournir les services

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  • Rio+20 : Bientôt plus de 7 milliards d'êtres humains
    rio20 gov br For information regarding room availability please contact Terramar Travel Agency Emails reservas2 terramar tur br or reservas4 terramar tur br or reservas8 terramar tur br Tel 55 21 35120067 or 55 11 30142042 or 55 19 35145600 Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy rio20 hoteis itamaraty gov br when requesting their accommodations Information Published on 23 Oct 2011 Source France2 More information Bientôt plus de 7 milliards d êtres humains En 2050 la population mondiale passera la barre des 9 milliards soumettant à une tension insupportable les ressources Le 31 octobre la population mondiale aura officiellement franchi le cap des sept milliards d habitants soit deux milliards de plus en moins de 25 ans Selon les analystes seule une révolution dans l utilisation de l énergie l eau et la terre permettra d éviter la catastrophe Sur six décennies le taux de fertilité a diminué de moitié à 2 5 enfants par femme aujourd hui avec des différences importantes selon les pays La population mondiale pourrait se stabiliser à 9 10 voire 15 milliards de personnes selon l évolution de la situation dans les pays en développement connaissant actuellement la plus forte croissance démographique Avec l accroissement du nombre d êtres humains les ressources ont été mises à mal que ce soit l eau potable la richesse des sols et des mers ou les forêts Si l on continue au rythme actuel il faudra d ici 2030 une seconde planète pour satisfaire les appétits et absorber les déchets de la nôtre selon les calculs du réseau Global Footprint Network GFN De la flambée des prix de l alimentation aux effets pervers du changement climatique nos économies sont confrontées à la réalité des années de dépenses au dessus de nos moyens a souligné le président

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