Twenty years ago the world met in Rio to save the planet – with mixed results. June 2012 sees a major re-gathering – ‘Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development’ – which might decide a new course. The event is set to be heated and contentious. Corporations and the UN will be pushing a new ‘Green Economy’ agenda that emphasizes economic growth, technology and market-based approaches. What are we to make of it all?
June 2012, Issue 453