The upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012, also known as Rio+20, is a challenge and an oportunity for the world's leaders to confront the economic, ecological and social crises gripping the world today.
However, many civil society groups and even some governments express concern that the chosen major themes fo the 2012 UNCSD-the "Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Devlopment and Poverty Eradication" and the "Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development"-do not adequately or hoistically address the social, economic and ecological dimensions of sustainable development.
Indeed, there is a lt of attention being directed towards the Green Economy in particular, raising fears that it may become the new framework for sustainable devleopment in place of long-recognized three pillars. This IBON Policy Brief takes a critical look at the concept of a Green Economy and shows how it is likely to fall short of advancing economic, ecological and social sustainability.
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