UN Dialogues @ Rio

“Rio+20 will be one of the most important global meetings on sustainable development in our time. At Rio, our vision must be clear: a sustainable green economy that protects the health of the environment while supporting achievement of the Millennium Development Goals through growth in income, decent work and poverty eradication.”

United Nations Secretary-General BAN Ki-Moon

The Sustainable Development aim to  “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Brundtland Commission (1987)

Rio+20  has for ambition to “define pathways to a safer, more equitable, cleaner, greener and more prosperous world for all.”

The solutions of numerous problems asked by the sustainable development – among which thoses are linked to cities, energies, water, food and ecosystems – are known.

The Seven Critical Issues that will be discussed during the summit are :

  1. Jobs : “Good Jobs”
  2. Energy : «Sustainable energy for all»
  3. Cities : « Sustainable cities »
  4. Food : « Food security and sustainable agriculture »
  5. Water : « Water for all »
  6. Oceans : (See the Ocean UN Dialogue page)
  7. Disasters : « Disaster-resilient Societies ».

During the Rio+20 conference, the governments will try to make it real :

  • Instaure a transition toward Greener Economies, emphasizing on the eradication of the poverty.
  • Protect our oceans of the overfishing, the destruction of marines ecosystems and negatives effects of the climate change.
  • Make our Cities easier to live and more economical in energy
  • Generalize the use of the renewable energies that enables us to reduce significantly the emissions of CO², together with the atmospherical pollution, encouraging at the same time the economic growth.
  • Improve the management of the forest in order to have several advantages – Half- reduce the deferostation before 2030 could avoid the deterioration due to greenhouse gas emission approximatly around 3 700 billions dollars –
  • Optimise the way we manage our water ressources, in order to promote the development and fight against the desertification

“The Future We Want”

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