Sailing for Sustainability

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Sailing for Sustainability

Parallel zur Rio+20 Konferenz der UN verwandelt sich ein Schiff zum Labor für nachhaltiges Leben. Die Crew erforscht greifbare Alternativen zu UN-Greenwashing Programmen und plant kreative Aktionen entlang der baltischen Küste. Abfahrt ist am 18. Juni in Danzig. Wir sind ein transnationales Netzwerk und offen für alle, die sich b... mehr »
25.06.2012, 16:39 Uhr

Failed Rio+20, preparing our event

How a long day of sailing and workshops went, why it brought as little solutions as the guys from the UN at Rio+20 and whats coming next.

We won’t judge the UN summit, as we have not been there, the media seems to reflect that it was rather vague commitments and blabla…  Here, you can find some impressions of the peoples summit. At the meanwhile, we continued our open space, here some quotes:

“Happiness cannot be universalised. Especially, it shouldn’t be instrumentalised by the UN as a indicator to hide social injustice.”

“It would make more sense to work for a year in Rio and develop long lasting projects than to meet with all NGOs for two days and shake hands!”

“One core element of solidarity economy is to disentangle cost and benefit”

If you want to understand, why the Rio+20 cannot come up with desisions that go beyond green economy, check out the Presentation made by TNI:

And now, we arrived well in Liepaja and start preparing the next event. Stay tuned for more actions in the harbour!
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