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Road to Rio+20 Workbook

Road to Rio+20 Workbook

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 Welcome!
“Hi! - we invite you to join the Rescue Mission! - we’re 28 very different young peoplefrom 21 countries but we have one thing in common. We’re tired - tired of seeing ourbeautiful planet polluted, tired of senseless wars, of the poor getting poorer day by day, of waiting for politicians to make decisions they should have made long, long ago”So wrote the editors of Rescue Mission: Planet Earth - the Children’s Edition of Agenda 21.Agenda 21 was agreed at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Riode Janeiro in June 1992. Popularly known as the “Earth Summit,” it was a turning point forsustainable development on the international stage. People and governments woke up tothe fact that unchecked economic growth was destroying the environment and urgent ac-tion had to be taken.At Rio, our leaders agreed many things, but signing bits of paper is easy: taking action toimplement them is much harder.Twenty years have passed, and in May 2012 world leaders will meet again in Rio at aSummit focusing on two main issues: the Green Economy & Institutional Frameworks toachieve sustainable development.This publication is designed to introduce young people to the issues that will be central to
Rio+20, by first providing you with a useful context of our project (Part 1 – Overview) and
then moving forward to what you and the young people you work with can do as part of a
classroom or youth group activity (Part 2 – Activities & Lesson Plans).We welcome questions and feedback on this first draft at nicolo@peacechild.org
Nicolò WojewodaDirector, Road to Rio+20Authors: Sonya Silva, Rosey Simonds, Nicolò Wojewoda
Designer: Romain Oria
 
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PART I :OVERVIEW

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