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RIO+20: Construindo o Nosso Futuro Comum

RIO+20: Construindo o Nosso Futuro Comum

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Brochura "Construindo o Nosso Futuro Comum" sobre a Rio+20. Fonte: http://www.rio20.info/2012/brochura [Nota: a Conferência realiza-se de 20 a 22 de Junho de 2012 e não na data indicada nesta versão da brochura]
Brochura "Construindo o Nosso Futuro Comum" sobre a Rio+20. Fonte: http://www.rio20.info/2012/brochura [Nota: a Conferência realiza-se de 20 a 22 de Junho de 2012 e não na data indicada nesta versão da brochura]

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4-6 June 2012
— the short name for the
United NationsConference on Sustainable Development
to takeplace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012 — isa historic opportunity to define pathways to asafer, more equitable, cleaner, greener and moreprosperous world for all.Twenty years after the
1992 Earth Summit in Rio
,where countries adopted
Agenda 21
— a blueprintto rethink economic growth, advance social equityand ensure environmental protection — the UN isagain bringing together governments, internationalinstitutions and major groups
to agree on a rangeof smart measures that can reduce poverty whilepromoting decent jobs, clean energy and a moresustainable and fair use of resources.
is a chance to move away from business-as-usual and to act to end poverty, addressenvironmental destruction and build a bridge tothe future.Sustainable development is
“development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generationsto meet their own needs.” 
Brundtland Commission (1987)
“Rio+20 will be one of the mostimportant global meetings onsustainable development in ourtime. At Rio, our vision mustbe clear: a sustainable greeneconomy that protects thehealth of the environmentwhile supporting achievementof the MillenniumDevelopment Goalsthrough growthin income, decentwork and povertyeradication.”
United NationsSecretary-General
Ban Ki-moon
What is
Agenda 21 defines nine major groups: women; children andyouth; indigenous peoples; NGOs; local authorities; workersand trade unions; business and industry; the scientific andtechnical community; and farmers.
The world now has
7 billion people
— by 2050,there will be 9 billion.
One out of every five people — 1.4 billion currently lives on
$1.25 a day or less
A billion and a half people in the world do not haveaccess to electricity. Two and a half billion do not havea toilet. And almost a billion go
every day.
Greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, andmore than a third of all known species could goextinct if
climate change
continues unchecked.
If we are to leave a
liveable world
to our childrenand grandchildren, the challenges of widespreadpoverty and environmental destruction need to betackled now.
We will incur far
greater costs
in the future— including more poverty and instability, and adegraded planet — if we fail to adequately addressthese critical challenges now.
provides an opportunity to
think globally
,so that we can all act locally to secure our commonfuture.
“Sustainable development is not an option! It is theonly path that allows all of humanity to share a decent life on this, one planet.
 gives our generationthe opportunity to choose this path.” 
Sha Zukang,
Secretary-General of the Rio+20 Conference
Why do we need
UN PhotoHalf of humanity now lives in citiesand within two decades, nearly 60per cent of the world’s population— 5 billion people — will be urbandwellers. (source: UN-HABITAT)

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