No more brackets, at least for now

By Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler So the night before last the Brazilian government came up with a new negotiating text, and from now on they will be chairing the negotiations.  Being the host country has its perks.  The consensus seems to be that the new version isn’t terrible but it leaves out a lot of important stuff, like an Ombudperson for Future Generations. The interesting part is...

Selling Indigenous at the People’s Summit

by Lara Shirley I went to the People’s Summit yesterday. It was its first day, and was inaugurated by an impressively large gathering of indigenous people. It was very powerful: they were dressed in their traditional clothes and dancing. I stopped by a few hours later as well and noticed that, while there were still some events going on, many of the indigenous people had set up around the tents...

Rio+20 anda en pantuflas

Rio+20 anda en pantuflas por Anyuri Betegón Amaneció el tercer día de las negociaciones y las promesas quedaron por cumplir. La ceremonia de inauguración del PrepCom III (Comité Preparatorio encargado de establecer el programa, concluir la redacción de la declaración de principios, plan de acción y decidir las modalidades de...

Información y sustentabilidad agrícola en Rio+20

By Juan Olmedo     La transferencia de información es un pre-requisito para la sustentabilidad. Sólo compartiendo experiencias y conocimiento podremos superar la crisis ambiental, social, alimentaria, económica, etc. en la que nos encontramos. En la conferencia de Rio+20 miles de personas de todo el mundo intercambian información de muchas maneras....