Rio+20: The Summit of our Ambitions?

21 Jun

The rain in Rio yesterday was not enough to cool heated debates at the UN Sustainability summit.

Outraged delegates – particularly from NGOs – lined up to pour scorn on the proposed text, ‘The future we want’, that leaders are expected to affirm by tomorrow.

The gap between earnest hopes and likely outcomes at Rio+20 is wide and the prospects of shrinking it are diminished because many of the world’s most powerful voices have been away at the G20 meeting in Mexico.

But in our own exploration of voices, views and opinions we’ve encountered a full spectrum – from passionate advocacy of network capabilities to perfect puzzlement at the notion of a ‘digital deficit’ and the need to understand that ‘transformation’ will not delivered by a gradual ‘upgrade’.

Full story here.


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