Water Justice News: Rio+20

UPDATE: Civil society issues a challenge for Rio+20

Posted by on January 28, 2012  Tagged with:
Jan 282012

We are in the Gasometro, the home-base of this thematic social forum (forum social tematico) in Porto Alegre, for a session on the ‘Public act towards the Peoples’ Summit at Rio+20′.
Speaker after speaker from various countries are denouncing the green economy. One speaker highlights, “The green economy wants to legitimize capitalism which is in crisis.”

Pablo […]

Jan 272012

It’s the end of a first day (11 pm local time) for me in Porto Alegre, Brasil at informal meetings related to the World Social Forum ‘thematic forum’, which aims to lay the groundwork for a popular response to the Rio+20 Earth Summit this June.
A very complicated picture is emerging here.
Tierramerica reports, “Large-scale social mobilization, […]

Jan 272012

I have just arrived in Sao Paolo, Brazil en route to Porto Alegre where a thematic social forum is now underway focused on the Rio+20 Earth Summit that will take place in June.
The upcoming United Nations summit had raised some hope that world leaders could come together in an inclusive forum that would begin to […]

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 […]

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