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3 to 20: A summit by the people for the planet

1 Comment 17 Juni 2012

My Sunday began with a lecture at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro on the question how film can promote sustainable development.

Fair Ideas: Sharing solutions to a sustainable planet

The whole event (“Fair Ideas”) was organized by the ieed (International Institute for Environment and Development). The discussion was moderated by a former BBC reporter and provided interesting insights on the power of moving images to make a difference. Just the right subject to think about after breakfast…


Sustainable Rio?

Do people actually use these recycling bins, or is it just make-up for the Earth Summit? Some locals tend to vote for the latter.

A good example for sustainability is this road which is closed for cars on Sundays. And that is not only because of Rio+20.


People’s Summit


Later on, I visited the People’s Summit (Cúpula dos Povos). This alternative event brings together activists from all over the world and highlights issues that are not adequately covered by Rio+20, such as social and ecological justice.



Some 20.000 people are expected for this event that runs parallel to Rio+20 from June 15 – 23, 2012. The People’s Summit is organized by various civil society groups. Among the supporters are the German Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the Heinrich-Boell-Stiftung as well as Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst.



Here are my first impressions. A detailed report will follow soon.

Dilma, what face will you be wearing at Rio+20?





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  1. Gel sagt:

    Sarasumie, here are the links to the videos of the reality of the environment in Rio beaches. They are all both in Portuguse and English, except for the one titled Rio+20 Leblon 8th of June 2012.

    Leblon bairro nobre? O esgoto também é? Só em país de quinto mundo!

    Canal do Leblon peixe sufocando no esgoto.

    Canal do Leblon , sujeira retirada manualmente.

    •Video Rio + 20 Leblon:

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