Posts tagged ‘Sustainable Development’
Reflections on the year ahead, by Gabriele Koehler.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the new global agreement on how to end poverty should include more emphasis on the fight against inequality and inequity. Are we discovering the political side of “sustainable development”?
An initial response to the draft Outcome Document, to be adopted at the “Rio +20” summit. (Earlier post contains more analysis)
Dóchas today expressed disappointment with the draft Outcome Document that will be formally adopted by Heads of State and Governments at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
“The theme for this gigantic UN Summit was ‘The Future We Want’, and many organisations have argued that that future starts with the decisions to be taken here in Rio, during the 3 days of the Summit. But we have to conclude that Governments have largely failed to take ANY decisions”, said Hans Zomer, Director of Dóchas, and representing 49 Irish Development NGOs at the summit.
A quick assessment, and a list of other commentary, of the outcome of the “Rio+20” UN summit on Sustainable Development, June 2012
Ireland is in bad need for positive news. The weather is disappointing, and our football team has failed to lift the mood of a nation that is reeling from economic crisis as well as a sense of loss of independence and of identity. The financial crisis, which has left thousands of people across the country struggling to make ends meet, is compounded by a profound feeling of national self-doubt, as the “Celtic Tiger” has gone from a supposed model for other European countries to becoming the ultimate symbol of hubris and wastage.
Our Government and President have both been elected on a platform of change, and on the back of a promise to re-invent the Republic. And this is only right: It is very obvious that the way we did things in Ireland no longer provides a useful, or desirable, model for the future.
A short overview of key documents ahead of the “Rio+20” summit on Sustainable Development
Some reflections ahead of the June 2012 UN conference on Sustainable Development