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A survey on Latin-American perspectives after Rio+20 International Graduate Conference

A survey on Latin-American perspectives after Rio+20 International Graduate Conference
Sustainability and Empowerment
Lateinamerikanische Perspektiven auf Post-Rio+20
22nd-25th November 2012, KlimaCampus / Hamburg, Germany
http://sustainability-and-empowerment2012.blogspot.de/

The effects of climate change are especially problematic for developing countries, since the global capitalist economic growth is precisely based upon the depletion of natural resources. Developing countries thus face the paradox of expanding their national economies, while at the same time finding global sustainable solutions.

Social movements worldwide have expressed their disappointment at governments for their failure as decision makers of strategies against climate change. Environmentally-oriented political parties mobilize only small sections of society and just a limited number of internationally binding institutional reforms have been implemented for the protection of natural resources and biodiversity. After RIO +20 the political process is still characterized by a lack of cooperative and effective responses.

Through the discussion of critical theoretical approaches, empirical cases, and grassroots proposals, this conference aims to analyse the challenges posed by civil society groups for the effective participation of peoples in designing sustainable development solutions.