Why do we need a People’s Summit? “Because it’s the space where people can more freely and openly discuss and question the fundamental underpinnings of the global economic and political order; embrace new paradigms for “development” and sustainability”, Paul Quintos tells us.
Negotiations with Brazilian government to build the People’s Summit at Aterro do Flamengo has been happening for eight months now and the civil society engaged in the process is united.
“Living well” is the first step to the sustainable development. According to Ivo Lesbaupin, we have to rethink our sense of community: we must produce what we need.
Several organizations analyze the ‘zero draft’ for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the document that will build the basis for discussions and agreements during the event.
Report of the Brazilian Civil Society’s Facilitator Committee for Rio+20 from January 2012.
A report from the Third Word Network (TWN) about the second intersessional meeting for the United Conference on Sustainable Development (or Rio+20) that was held in New York last December.
A call from the social movements in the People’s Summit for social and environmental justice, against the commodification of life and nature and in defense of the commons. Read more.
In the middle of a deep crisis, Rio+20 might be just another conference stating the need to eradicate serious environmental problems – and then life goes on as before. But it can be different. Read more.
Our objectives, expectations and hopes about Rio+20 and People’s Summit in a collective document presented at a meeting in Porto Alegre last October. Read more.