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September 2012

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September 2012

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
Rio+20: Failed Diplomacy, Feeble Democracy
Photo: Phil Long

¤ 21 September 2012
Translations: English (original) .

This incisive and spirited critique of the “Rio +20” Conference will take you behind the scenes of the power play in Rio and its tedious, fallacious, and, all things considered, sterile staging. It blasts nation states, their “national interests,” and their blindness to the general interest. “What we saw in Rio was a world ecological Munich, orchestrated by Brazilian diplomacy,” it declares.

“So what now? We have to take controversial initiatives. Consensus will have to be discarded if that is the price for saving the planet.”

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