Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

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Twenty years ago at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, countries adopted Agenda 21 — a blueprint to rethink economic growth, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection.

Marking the 20th anniversary of that conference (and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit1 on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg), this June sees the UN organizing another Conference on Sustainable Development and is bringing together thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, to agree on a range of measures to reduce poverty, promoting decent jobs, clean energy and a more sustainable and fair use of resources.

The Rio+20 Conference will include Heads of State and Government or other representatives hoping to get an agreed and focused political document.

Unsurprisingly getting governments to agree on this kind of thing is full of challenges to say the least, as many vested interests are involved.

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News stories from IPS

Below is a list of stories from Inter Press Service related to the conference

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    0 articles on “Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development” and 4 related issues:

    Sustainable Development

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    Environmental Issues

    Environmental issues are also a major global issue. Humans depend on a sustainable and healthy environment, and yet we have damaged the environment in numerous ways. This section introduces other issues including biodiversity, climate change, animal and nature conservation, population, genetically modified food, sustainable development, and more.

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    Causes of Poverty

    Poverty is the state for the majority of the world’s people and nations. Why is this? Is it enough to blame poor people for their own predicament? Have they been lazy, made poor decisions, and been solely responsible for their plight? What about their governments? Have they pursued policies that actually harm successful development? Such causes of poverty and inequality are no doubt real. But deeper and more global causes of poverty are often less discussed.

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