Only 45 days to go when world leaders and governments, private sector and NGO representatives will come together in Brazil at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development. The Participants will discuss and (hopefully) agree on a concept for a sustainable development of our planet.
What’s sustainable development? Here is the UN formula: “Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
The word “needs” of present and future generations seems to be the determining factor. Imagine, we produce less plastics, we cut no more trees as we plant, we consume local products and reduce the CO2 emission due to transport of goods, we focus more on useful and long term products than on bling-bling once, … we can do so much to change our needs and thus also change needs of future generations for a sustainable way of living.
For global concept on sustainable development to succeed, it will need to be put in practice by all of us.
In the days to go to Rio+20 Conference, we would like to know your individual “formula” for a sustainable development, i.e. all the small efforts everyone can do to preserve our natural resources for future generations.
The 3 best ideas will be featured on our Ecoblog.