21/06/2012 7:03 pm
Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the President of COMECE, the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community, has issued a press statement on the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Rio +20.
Twenty years after the first "Earth Summit" in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, the Heads of State and Government meet in June 2012 again in Rio for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). With this meeting, countless people are expecting that concrete measures are taken on the path to a more equitable and sustainable development. In a world where millions of people lack access to adequate food, clean water, energy, health care and education and which is threatened by climate change through global warming, these steps are more necessary and urgent than ever.