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.
Speaking of Tunisia's participation at the Rio Summit, held last June 20-22 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Mrs.
After 10 days of fruitless negotiations, the Rio summit produced 'The Future We Want' - a hefty tome of platitudinous blather.
Politicians at the Rio summit reassured the Xavante that the ranchers would be forced to leave within the next 30 days.
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.
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.
Since the first Rio summit the UAE's economy has grown by over 400 per cent.
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.