In Rio de Janeiro governments are meeting to discuss future sustainable development (http://www.uncsd2012.org). Unfortunately governments fail to make a progress, therefor civil society organizations active in the Rio+20 negotiations has launched "THE FUTURE WE DONT WANT" e-petition campaign and we count on you to sign and share it with all your constituencies.
THIS IS A RESPONSE TO THE NEW NEGOTIATING TEXT PRESENTED TODAY BY THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT AND TOMORROW WE WILL BRING THIS UNDER THE ATTENTION OF EUROPEAN COMMISSION DELEGATES AND THE PRESS. THE TEXT MAKES NOT A SINGLE MENTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, PRINCIPLE 10 OR A HIGH-LEVEL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE FUTURE. WHILE EFFICIENCY IS QUOTED 14 TIMES AND ECONOMIC GROWTH 20 TIMES, THERE IS NOT A SINGLE QUOTE ON SUFFICIENCY, PLANETARY BOUNDARIES OR LIMITS.read more »