Rio+20 and You
If we want a livable world for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren, the challenges of widespread poverty and environmental destruction need to be tackled now.
§ The world today has 7 billion people - by 2050, there will be 9 billion.
§ One out of every five people - 1.4 billion - currently lives on USD$1.25 a day or less.
§ A billion and half people in the world don't have access to electricity.
§ Two and a half billion people don't have a toilet.
§ Almost a billion people go hungry every day.
§ If climate change continues unchecked, more than a third of all known species could go extinct
We need a model of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The goal is to ensure a safer, cleaner, healthier and more inclusive world for today's children, and for their children.
That is what world leaders will be discussing at Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development that will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 20-22 June 2012.
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