Rio+20: Realizing a Just, Low-Carbon Economy

As world leaders gather in Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development the BlueGreen Alliance today released a policy statement urging participants to take action to realize a just, low-carbon economy.

June 19, 2012

As world leaders gather in Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development—marking the twentieth anniversary of the first Earth Summit in 1992—the BlueGreen Alliance today released a policy statement urging participants to take action to realize a just, low-carbon economy.

The statement advises leaders to work to create jobs that are fair, equitable, and do not exploit workers or the environment; urges countries to outline specific policies that will grow renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide; and argues for the establishment of achievable goals and benchmarks at the local or international level to address the threat of climate change.

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