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Rio+20: Tim Jackson on how fear led world leaders to betray green economy

Rio+20: Tim Jackson on how fear led world leaders to betray green economy | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
The author of Prosperity Without Growth says that despite a staggering lack of responsibility from politicians, there is still a route to a better economic system...

 

Critical assessment in the Guardian by UK professor Tim Jackson.


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Rio+20 draft text is 283 paragraphs of fluff

Rio+20 draft text is 283 paragraphs of fluff | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: World leaders have spent 20 years bracing themselves to express 'deep concern' about the world's environmental crises, but not to do anything about them...

 

I agree with Monbiot. History will look back in 2100 to this event as the final failure of several generations of policymakers and business leaders who could have prevented collapse. To be forgotten as soon as possible. One thing is certain: there will not be a Rio+40.


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The future we really want: Survival 2100

The future we really want: Survival 2100 | Broad Canvas | Scoop.it

"In a more rational world, political leaders might come together in a special forum to acknowledge the nature and severity of the crisis and to establish the institutional and procedural basis for a worldwide “Survival 2100” project."

 

Author William Rees is the co-father of the ecological footprint. His absolute must-read "Project Survival 2100" article in Solutions is surely one of the best efforts to define the contours of a blueprint for the real sustainability revolution humanity needs. It is way more realistic than the superficial and unambitious gobbledegook of the Future we want Rio+20 final declaration.


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Reflecting on Rio

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The world doesn’t seem much closer to attaining its sustainability goals. Will Rio+20 produce the results they’re hoping for?

 

The road to Rio and the motivation for an Earth Summit in the 1990s began decades earlier with efforts to put a man on the moon. Along with showing us the boundlessness of technology, NASA’s Apollo program revealed something more profound than human innovation. A collective “Aha!” moment occurred in December 1968, when . . .

 

Photo: NASA


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Alice Ruxton Abler's comment, June 13, 2012 8:34 PM
Many thanks!