Do You Trust This Man?
His name is Sha Zukang. He is the U.N. under-secretary-general heading the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and is the secretary-general of the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20 At Rio. This is what he wrote about the Rio+20 Conference taking place in Brazil later this month:
I hope to see action on how to advance a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. Indeed, action on a range of issues are calling for attention: decent jobs, especially for the nearly 80 million young people entering the workforce every year, social protection schemes, social inclusion; energy access, efficiency and sustainability; food security and sustainable agriculture; sound water management; sustainable cities; protection and management of the oceans; and improved resilience and disaster preparedness.
Governments will also need to decide what institutional framework can best advance the sustainable development agenda, and provide space for civil society and the private sector to play their role.
Indeed, all sectors of society can and must engage on these issues. Business and industry can develop technologies that help transform the world for the better, generate green jobs, and positively influence society through corporate social responsibility.
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