Guest Commentary on Rio+20

Renaude (right) and S. Kathleen Ries in the plenary hall at Rio+20

“The Rio +20 conference brought together thousands of people from different backgrounds. Many ideas and hopes were shared. Different views of the green economy emerged. Positive sustainable development experiences of local and regional level gives more hope than the lack of international will to reach firm and historical commitments for people and the planet. UI members will have to take ownership of the Rio + 20 outcome document so that our interventions in the future can be more daring. Rio + 20 starts now!”

— Renaude Grégoire, SSA Social Justice Office