Reporter from Rio +20
Dear friends and fans of RomaReact!
This is Myriam Marques, I am a collaborator of ERGO Network in Brussels!
I am in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and I will be here with you these days posting on the People’s Summit at the Global Conference Rio + 20.
Did you hear about that? If you like issues on environment (and all the problems that we are having to protect it) probably your answer will be yes, lots of young people are engaged in the different issues concerning the planet, but if you did not have the time to look for this, here is some glimpses that I will be posting for you!
The + 20 in the name is because in 1992, 20 years ago, when governments and society worried about the first signs of serious climate change and with the concept of sustainable development (needed to protect natural resources and life in the planet) just being formulated, the UN , United Nations ( kind a Union of all countries) decided to call all to a Conference ( that happened in Rio de Janeiro) to discuss the environment. All the governments made commitments to protect it. That time they agreed in many important points on climate, energy, water, forests, recycling and so on … The document with the commitments is called Agenda 21 and is one of the most a beautiful piece of the human right for a clean environment. Unfortunately, here we are 20 years late, in the opposite direction with the planet threatened in unprecedented proportions.
There are two conferences happening here, like on the Rio 92: One is the Rio + 20 or UN Conference in Sustainable development (will start on Jun 20 to Jun 22) and the civil society one , the People’s Summit where I am joining the people’s voice in the People’s Summit Radio.
To understand about the issues at stake in the People’s Summit look at the web site:
This video attached is made by the NGO Gaia, explain also the long road to come here …
The official site is the www.cupuladospovos.org.br! Look at the program ( which is huge!)
to see all that the people are doing to go sustainable!
I will be posting here some fresh audio and video (sorry from my phone) and text for you.
You can also read my twitter: @myriammarx. You can also send your comments and questions here.
Planetary salutations from,