by Herbert Docena, University of California, Berkeley, cross-posted from Global Dialogue
NOTE: Among the wrap-ups from Rio+20, this article is among the most clear-sighted and cogent we have yet received. - The GJEP team
Much of the post-conference analysis has centered on what words or phrases were included omitted in the final document, thus missing what can only be read between the lines.
The mood inside the Windsor Barra Hotel seemed more buoyant than in many of the over 3,000 other side-meetings taking place parallel to the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD).
Here, at a suburb far from the favelas shadowing Copacabana or Ipanema, CEOs and other top officials from some of the world’s largest corporations patted each other’s back and exhorted each other to be even more ambitious. Continue reading