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Rio + 20: Time to Act!

Since last year, More and Better has worked with an informal group of CSOs organizations, to influence the preparatory process of Rio+20. The result is being summed up in a document made available in English, French, Spanish and German. A number of CSOs organizations concerned with Rio+20 key issues has already signed on to the document.
If your organization wants to support this document or provide comments/suggestions, please write to rio2012agcso@gmail.com and visit http://www.timetoactrio20.org/ for more information and regular updates.


20 years after the Rio Earth Summit, the planet is in a deeper environmental, energy and financial crisis. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in Rio de Janeiro in 2012 might be just another high-level conference stating the need to eradicate hunger and poverty, stop climate change, the loss of biodiversity, soil erosion and other serious environmental problems – and then, after the conference, life goes on as before. But it can be different. It has a historical opportunity to make important decisions and agree on actions that actually do eradicate hunger and poverty, and save the environment. It’s time to act!

Full document (EN) available here.