From our Rio+20 pamphlet published earlier this month ahead of the Conference, Oxfam GB’s Sarah Best set out the challenge for Rio and introduces ‘doughnut economics’ – living within the Earth’s planetary and social boundaries. You can read Oxfam GB’s response to the summit here.
The human race is living beyondits means. The lifestyles and choices made by the wealthiest threaten all our future security and prosperity, while a billion people go to bed hungry every night. And without action, this crisis will only intensify. As the population continues to rise, Rio+20 is about how we will achieve prosperity and security and well-being for nine billion people, in a world of finite resources and environmental limits. Summit themes don’t come more important than that. Continue reading