IDEAS For Us | March 14, 2012

Road To Rio+20

In February 2012, the IDEAS movement became an official partner of Road to Rio+20! We are a coalition of organizations from around the world weaving a global youth-led movement to realize the potential of the Earth Summit 2012. The coalition aims to motivate, inspire, engage and support young people to take action on issues of sustainable development and influence the outcomes of Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

These global meetings started in the 1970’s, focusing on endangered species protection and environmental policy; really putting the environment on the international agenda.
In the 1980’s it was the ozone layer and thanks to the Brundtland Report, Our Common Future; a clear definition was created for sustainable development.
“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
The 1990’s and 2000’s saw climate change, biodiversity, forests and sustainable development being discussed. Now, in 2012 – climate change, green economy, water scarcity, food security, population, institutional frameworks and other issues need to be talked about and solved on an international level before it is to late.
Learn more about Road To Rio+20 and the incredible projects that we are offering to engage youth around the World in the 2012 Earth Summit: Rio+20!