'Green Wave' Rio Eco ProtestTagged as: enviro environmentalism green local_communities rio un wave
Neighbourhoods: market nottingham square
Saturday 16 June 2012
At 3.00pm on Saturday, people gathered in front of the Council House, Market Square with banners leaflets and a samba band.
The event was to coincide with the UN Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro (Rio+20).
A 12min video of the event: 'Rio' Eco protest. Nottingham
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They asked people to bring anything green to wave and as the clock struke, to 3.30 wave it. The Samba band started and a small crowd gathered, Dance, handed out leaflets, and enjoyed themselves.
The UN Conference:
"About the Rio+20 Conference
At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) is being organized in pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64/236 (A/RES/64/236), and will take place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg.
The Rio+20 Conference It is envisaged as a Conference at the highest possible level, including Heads of State and Government or other representatives. The Conference will result in a focused political document."
For background information see the World Development Movement website.
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