Water Justice News: Green Economy


I am in Porto Alegre, Brasil with Blue Planet Project organizer Anil Naidoo for a Thematic Social Forum (titled ‘Capitalist Crisis, Social and Environmental Justice’), which is a primary civil society organizing moment in advance of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) – more commonly referred to as Rio+20 – set to be […]


Peter Bosshard, policy director at International Rivers, writes, “The draft document for the Rio+20 summit, which governments are currently discussing in New York, is devoid of substance and ambition. Entitled The Future We Want, it contains no honest analysis, few specific recommendations, and no binding commitments. Instead, it tries to hide its lack of ambition […]

Coming Soon to Rio+20!

Posted on January 19, 2012  Tagged with: ,
Jan 192012

The Blue Planet Project will participate in the “Towards People’s Summit of Rio+20” in Porto Alegre, Brazil January 24-29, 2012 with other civil society organizations and social and popular movements from around the world. Check back regularly for updates.


Bolivia has develop a 56-point program for the Rio+20 summit this coming June.
Notable among their proposals:
1. In this century, the central challenges of sustainable development are: on the one hand, to overcome poverty and the tremendous inequalities that exist and, on the other hand, reestablish the equilibrium of the Earth system. Both objectives are intrinsically […]

Fighting for a Real Green Economy

Posted by on January 12, 2012  Tagged with:
Jan 122012

Dear Friends,
As you may know, the Rio +20 Zero Draft document was released this week and this will be the starting point for the negotiations at the upcoming Earth Summit. It is a very general document which seems to be non-threatening, but please do not be fooled!
There is truly a lot at stake in Rio. […]

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