Policy Analysis

Reflections of Rio+20: Being there and looking back while seeing a way forward

By Tasha Goldberg on August 15, 2012

The author suggests that, despite the "myopic" focus on its policy failures, Rio+20 was the most participatory conference in the history of the United Nations, illustrating a new vision of global democracy.

Forums such as the Sustainability Dialogue Days and the Equator Prize Award Gala point to participatory models of sustainable development in which stakeholders are empowered from the bottom up.

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