Monthly Archives: July 2012

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With the failure of RIO+20, NAYD Steering Group set up to progress a truly youth-led sustainable road map for Africa.

By | July 21st, 2012|INSPIRE|

Background This initiative comes from members disappointed with the outcomes of Durban (COP 17) and Rio+20 (UN conference on sustainable development). The world's future is left with no agreed road map to sustainability. This obviously has implications for youth and their future. NAYD is about holding hands to support youth-led sustainable development in Africa.  Sustainability [...]

20 solutions for a sustainable world

By | July 17th, 2012|INSPIRE|

The time for statements, petitions and lobbying is over. This is an action plan. We, the youth of the world, are occupying the future we want with these 20 solutions. Our message to governments: you have failed us! You can work with us or be dragged along by us. The world we currently live in [...]

Rio+20 Earth $ummit: How Money in Politics Threatens our Future by Adam Greenberg

By | July 3rd, 2012|INSPIRE|

In case you haven’t heard yet, a massive United Nations conference just been wrapped up in Rio de Janeiro. This Earth Summit, AKA Rio+20, was the largest UN event in history, with 150 Heads of State and 50,000 visitors, including diplomats, journalists, businesspeople, politicians and environmental activists. The mission of this Earth Summit? To save [...]

Rio+20: Wishy-washy Outcome – Samuel Duru

By | July 2nd, 2012|INSPIRE|

In his opening remarks at Rio+20, Mr. Ban Ki-moon said: "Let me be frank: Our efforts have not lived up to the measure of the challenge," adding that "nature does not wait," "nature does not negotiate with human beings." And quite frankly, he was right after all, considering the outcome of the conference. Rio+20, the [...]