Our planet is getting hotter and more crowded with every passing day. Addressing its most serious problems is more urgent than ever.
So what did government negotiators do at the summit meeting in Brazil, which concluded yesterday? They spent months negotiating a document that ended up being watered down almost to the point of worthlessness because of their lack of vision and their governments’ lack of leadership.
But as presidents of two major environmental groups who attended the Earth Summit, we disagree that Rio+20 was a failure.