Water Justice News: Rio+20

It’s Time for New Solutions

Posted by on June 22, 2012  Tagged with: ,
Jun 222012

By Maryam Adrangi and Carleen Pickard. This article is excerpted from the report “Rights of Nature: Planting the Seeds of Real Change” published by Global Exchange (June, 2012).
In the search for appealing, catchy, urgent and simple slogans, we climate justice activists have come to accept the phrase ‘climate change is the defining issue of our […]

The Failure of Rio, Fighting for the Future We Want.

Posted by on June 22, 2012  Tagged with:
Jun 222012

After a difficult negotiation process that highlighted the deep divisions within the United Nations, Member States reached consensus on a new 50-page document titled ”The Future We Want,” at the the Rio+20 UN Earth Summit, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 20-22, 2012. The document is meant to represent the aspirations for a […]


By Maude Barlow and Meera Karunananthan.  This article was written for the report, “Rights of Nature: Planting Seeds of Real Change,” published by Global Exchange.
Gandhi said it best when he said, “the Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not enough to satisfy every man’s greed.”
This is truer of the world’s freshwater supply […]


IPS reports, “The upcoming (Rio+20) conference (this June 20-22) is showing signs of divisiveness over a draft outcome document – an action plan to be adopted by world leaders on sustainable development for the future. An international coalition of over 400 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from 67 countries is challenging ‘an apparent systematic effort by particular […]

Don’t Drink Harper’s Water

Posted by on March 22, 2012  Tagged with: , ,
Mar 222012

It is World Water Day, a day to celebrate the world’s water heritage and ensure clean adequate supplies of drinking water and sanitation for all. To our shame, Canada is once again leading a charge to weaken language in an important United Nations document that would reiterate the human right to water and sanitation leading […]

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