With the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development a week away Robyn Eckersley claims that we need much more than another shopping list of goals. According to her we need an outcome that is visionary, tangible and transformatory.
In June 2012 governments, stakeholders and global civil society will gather together at the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil to renew and enhance the international community’s commitment to sustainable development. The agenda is both exciting and ambitious. The so-called ‘zero draft’ outcome document remains a work in progress, bulging with competing ideas, both big and small.