Yesterday I participated in a Google+ Hangout with Rio+20 Executive Coordinator Brice Lalonde and four other young people! The focus was on “how young people can be involved in Rio+20 from all around the world and what young people expect from Rio+20.” I linked un/employment, inclusive growth and volunteerism to sustainable development. These issues need to be pursued at Rio+20 as well.
With the growing development crises, Rio+20 offers a perfect opportunity for governments and the private sector to step up their commitment to comprehensive inclusive green growth, poverty reduction, wealth accounting, sustainable energy and urban development. At Rio, we would like to see widespread endorsement of and commitment to green growth with clear timelines and means of financing these commitments. Youth should be at the heart of these interventions!
If you missed the live chat you can view the recorded version here:
Other related links:
- UN Webcast A live Google+ Hangout from the heart of the “Informal-informal” Negotiations with Brice Lalonde, UN Executive Coordinator of Rio+20.
- Brice Lalonde: “We need youth’s imagination”