During closed meeting with social movements and NGOs at Porto Alegre, Brazil, the president criticized the neoliberalism before Lula, talked about the reformulation of the forest code and described Pinheirinho situation as “barbarism”.
Challenging the corporate co-option of the UN should be a major priority in the run-up to the UN Rio+20 Earth Summit in June 2012.
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.
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When we approach the People’s Summit at Rio+20 for Social and Environmental Justice and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development at Rio de Janeiro in June 2012 one focus is on how economy can be organized to support the building of sustainable societies.
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.