Climate Conversations – Will agriculture make it at Rio+20?

By Robynne Anderson
Alert Net – Sustainable development by its nature is broad, combining social, economic, and environmental dimensions. In an attempt to roll these ideas together, the negotiating text introduces the concept of the “green economy”, which is by no means an accepted term and has met with strong G77 criticism for its lack of focus on poverty eradication and related social issues.

Attempts to agree on the “institutional framework” for sustainable development at the UN, including the upgrading of the United Nations Environment Programme to a UN agency, are not only divisive between Europe and North America but have also forced a split within the G77.

Source and Photo: AlerteNet, June 24th, 2012
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