Peoples Summit in Brazil!
What is Rio + 20? Rio+20 was a three-day summit that took place from June 20 - 22, organized by the United Nations to tackle environmental and economic issues. Its name signified that it was held in Rio de Janeiro 20 years after a similar "Earth Summit" in the same city. The biggest U.N. conference in years, it has been considered an illegitimate process of finding solutions to the world’s worst crisis.
What were the specific outcomes? The official summit produced a document that ignored the demands of civil society. According to government negotiators, there is no other alternative for the green economy. Social and environmental movements called the official agenda “the greed economy” since it attempts to intensify, not reverse, carbon emissions, displacement of indigenous people, deforestation, and climate change through the commodification of nature.
What happens after Rio? For 5days prior to the official summit, and two days after, the social, environmental and indigenous movements also had a side event called Peoples Summit. In it, grassroots movements defined a new agenda for the peoples of the planet; we can no longer react to what the world leaders are imposing on the rest of us. We must act to define our own agenda based on respect for all peoples and cultures and for Mother Earth.
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Come hear from environmentalist and social justice activist Jorge Glackman about
Rio+20 at the July 16th ASD General Meeting 7 PM at the