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Thursday, July 12, 2012 (10:30 AM - 11:30 AM PDT) TeleSalon
It Happened in Rio: The Crowd Leads While Governments Follow
Rio+20, the global environmental conference in Brazil last month, has been called “a failure of epic proportions” and “nothing more than a political charade” – but that is wrong. While the pace of international climate and sustainable development negotiations can seem frustratingly slow, local and sub-national governments and businesses around the world are taking action. In addition to the 50,000 people present in Rio, hundreds of thousands more participated virtually to make their voices heard. Countries, communities and companies worldwide announced hundreds of individual commitments to instigate real change on climate, oceans, and cities - regardless of any United Nations document. NRDC President Frances Beinecke reported on this in an op-ed in the New York Times last week.
Join us for a first-hand account of the global groundswell for action from The Climate Registry and E2 members who were there.
Speakers will include: