This week the Democracy Center team, myself included, will be in Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Global Conference on Sustainable Development. Tens of thousands of heads of state, government leaders, UN officials and environmental and social justice activists will gather on what is also the 20th anniversary of the first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992.
For those interested, I will be providing news and commentary on Twitter throughout the week at: @jimshultz and we will be posting those and other reports on the Democracy Center Facebook page. So please visit us in one place or the other, and join in the conversation. One of the most important debates in Rio will be about the future and shape of ‘Green Economic’ policies around the world. You can read my article on that on AlterNet here: Will ‘Green Economics’ Help Save the Environment or Just Sell it Off to Corporations?
Finally, for any of our readers also headed to Rio this week, below are two events where I will be speaking.
Thank you everyone for your interest,
The Democracy Center
Democracy Center Co-Sponsored Events at the Rio Summit
Dangerous Weapons: How Global Investment Rules
Threaten the Environment and Social Justice
Monday, June 18, Hrs. 11:30-13:30
Tenda 21 / Salón: Margarida Alves
Glaciers and Climate Change
Thursday, June 21, Hrs. 11:30-13:30
Tenda 29/Salon: Pe. Josimo Tavares