Activists slam Rio+20 sustainable development summit as a ‘hoax’ — Simple, Green is The new Red
As delegates ended the three-day Rio+20 summit with a 53-page statement called “The Future We Want,” activists slammed the U.N. conference on sustainable development as a “failure of epic proportions.”
OK, how about the future the people want? I bet it sure isn’t one without DDT, cars and electricity. Who wants to live like third world “bush people”.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the document as a “firm foundation for social, economic and environmental well-being.”
“Rio+20 has affirmed fundamental principles — renewed essential commitments — and given us new direction,” Ban said in a statement.
Five cities fighting for climate survival — What, I guess we should all join in a group hug?
Hug your local oil wells, or coal miners, they supply the blood of modern life.
But the conservation group Greenpeace said the summit, formally known as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, was “over before it started.”
It came 20 years after the Earth Summit in Rio which adopted Agenda 21, an action plan for sustainable development in the 21st century.
During the meeting, the U.N. said some $513 billion had been committed to a number of issues including energy, food security, access to drinking water and ocean management.STORY HIGHLIGHTS
- Campaigners call Rio+20 summit a “hoax” and a “failure of epic proportions”
- The three-day meeting ended with an agreement on the document “The Future We Want”
- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says Rio+20 “affirmed fundamental principles”
- $513 billion has been committed to a number of causes, the United Nations says
An apt conclusion for the thousands of foie gras sucking, haute toting guests. Wanna be rulers of the world.
Don’t know who pledged the money, but they wanted at least a 100 $Billion a year from the USA. Anybody know what Obama did? Anybody care?