Thursday, June 14, 2012

BirdLife urges governments to ensure that biodiversity and nature are central to decisions taken on sustainable development

BirdLife is calling on governments attending Rio+20 to demonstrate global leadership to redirect the global economy towards a sustainable pathway. Among other qualities, a genuinely green economy must be centred on the principles of sustainable development as outlined in Agenda 21. It must be in harmony with nature, respect environmental limits, and recognise the crucial underpinning provided by biodiversity and ecosystem services, and thus the fundamental importance of nature conservation to economic prosperity and poverty eradication. It must use the effective solutions that nature offers to many global challenges, including water, food security and climate change. 

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