Rio Archive

  • "Perennial snows areas, ancient forests, animals, plants and landscapes that marvel us are quickly vanishing; the air that we breath, the water we drink, the food we eat, grow worst everywhere. Seas, rivers, mangroves, jungles, lakes, coral reef are dying. Water tables, fishing areas, springs deplete seriously. Fields are being poisoned by industrialized agricultural & farm business, megaprojects and urban sprawl; cities are becoming hellish places due to automobile traffic and conglomeration. Like cancerous bodies, cities annihilate the countryside and seas situated many kilometers apart from them; they turn into the epicenter of all modern evils. Human conviviality is dying along with the soaring growth of all kind of violence: domestic or intra-family, at school, at work, among communities, states, nations, worldwide."

    Declaration of Teotihuacan 2012, Towards the People’s Summit in Rio de Janeiro, of the Rio +20 summit of the United Nations

    "Perennial snows areas, ancient forests, animals, plants and landscapes that marvel us are quickly vanishing; the air that we breath, the water we drink, the food we eat, grow worst everywhere. Seas, rivers, mangroves, jungles, lakes, coral reef are dying. Water tables, fishing areas, springs deplete seriously. Fields are being poisoned by industrialized agricultural & farm business, megaprojects and urban sprawl; cities are becoming hellish places due to automobile traffic and conglomeration. Like cancerous bodies, cities annihilate the countryside and seas situated many kilometers apart from them; they turn into the epicenter of all modern evils. Human conviviality is dying along with the soaring growth of all kind of violence: domestic or intra-family, at school, at work, among communities, states, nations, worldwide."

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  • "The Rio+20 zero draft remains carefully and deceptively worded in order to ignore and roll back the specific agreements made by governments and obligations on them of the 1992 Rio declaration, Agenda 21 and the Framework Convention on Climate Change, as well as ignoring their obligations under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and their self-evident responsibility of protecting our sacred Earth."

    The Climate Emergency Institutes Appraisal of the Rio+20 Sell Out

    "The Rio+20 zero draft remains carefully and deceptively worded in order to ignore and roll back the specific agreements made by governments and obligations on them of the 1992 Rio declaration, Agenda 21 and the Framework Convention on Climate Change, as well as ignoring their obligations under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and their self-evident responsibility of protecting our sacred Earth."

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  • "That one of the main objectives of the Rio+20 Conference is to agree on a renewed vision of, and commitment to, sustainable development for poverty eradication and the promotion of social inclusion and equity and that, therefore, this will be an indisputable opportunity to orient our efforts towards the construction of a new international economic order that is more fair, equitable and inclusive, and that overcomes the wear, discredit and limitations of the current development model."

    CELAC Calls for an Open Discussion on a Declaration of the Mother Earth Rights for Rio+20

    "That one of the main objectives of the Rio+20 Conference is to agree on a renewed vision of, and commitment to, sustainable development for poverty eradication and the promotion of social inclusion and equity and that, therefore, this will be an indisputable opportunity to orient our efforts towards the construction of a new international economic order that is more fair, equitable and inclusive, and that overcomes the wear, discredit and limitations of the current development model."

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