Rio+20: issues that need more attention

Four issues that are not likely to get the attention they deserve at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro...

15 June 2012
 

Millennium Consumption Goals
A proposal for the world’s wealthy to make a clear contribution to sustainable development.
http://www.sgr.org.uk/resources/millennium-consumption-goals-guiding-rich-contribute-sustainability
http://www.millenniumconsumptiongoals.org/

Disarmament for Sustainable Development
Despite $1.7 trillion being spent last year on the world’s militaries, the subject of cutting military spending is being avoided by almost everyone at Rio+20.
http://www.inesglobal.com/Disarmament-for-Sustainable-Development.phtml

Rapid phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies
The campaign to end the huge subsidies for the coal, oil and natural gas industries.
http://act.350.org/sign/make-rio-count/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jan/19/fossil-fuel-subsidies-carbon-target

End UN corporate capture
The campaign to challenge major corporate influence within the United Nations system.
http://www.foei.org/en/get-involved/take-action/end-un-corporate-capture