Goals for Rio+20 Earth Summit

According to news reports yesterday, a document has been leaked which purports to reveal the 10 goals that world leaders are going to be asked to sign up to at this year’s Earth Summit in Brazil.

If the report (and document) is accurate, then the Summit looks set to ask leaders to agree to 10 new sustainable development goals and to promise to build green economies.

According to the Guardian newspaper’s website, they will ‘also be asked to negotiate a new agreement to protect oceans, approve an annual state of the planet report, set up a major world agency for the environment, and appoint a global “ombudsperson”, or high commissioner, for future generations’.

So, what do you think? If the leaked document is genuine, does this represent the sort of things you want to see agreed at Rio? Are there any glaring omissions? What do you think the chances of successfully agreeing these goals will be?

Use the comments facility underneath this posting to give us your views.

Anne Buckle
Communications Administrator
Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS)
Newcastle University

Leave a Reply