Rio Summit


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A 1992 conference that provided a forum for addressing the population-related and other man-made changes on the global ecosystem
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With the global population expected to rise from today's seven billion to more than 10 billion by 2050 and possibly 15 billion by the turn of the next century, the Rio Summit was trying to find a way to reduce poverty without further damaging the planet, driving a worldwide shift to a "green economy" powered by renewable energy rather than fossil fuels and transforming the way we produce and consume.
The Future We Want: Rio+20 Outcome Document, sets out principles and a forward process, but is a long way from the landmark agreement that inspired so many into action following the Rio summit in 1992.
As well as securing more funding for UNEP, the Rio summit also is expected to back wider representation.
Since the first Rio summit the UAE's economy has grown by over 400 per cent.
The Rio Summit this week must not be a mere international talking shop; it must be an opportunity to take significant action and save lives - and the future of the planet.
It is wrong that some of the world's most important leaders refused to go to this week's Rio summit on sustainable development.
Yet the Rio summit literature claims that it will boost economic growth and eradicate poverty.
How to achieve global food security is one of the most contentious issues at the upcoming Rio Summit on the environment, where activists are expected to sound the alarm over 'land grabs' in Africa.
The note clearly started that Europeans through the Rio summit were trying to "blunt" the economic advantage of India and China and it should be opposed at all costs.
What they'll be working to is a document known as Agenda 21, that emerged as a blueprint from the 1992 Rio summit.
The scheme also coincides with the upcoming Rio Summit held in Brazil in June.
She also said that the next six months will see lots of UN activity in preparation for the 2012 Rio summit, held 20 years after the previous one to review what had been accomplished.