Lessons to be learned at Rio Earth Summit
Fri, 22 Jun 2012 8:36a.m.
The biggest meeting the United Nations has ever held, the Rio+20 Earth Summit, is currently underway in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
The aim of the summit is to solve core environmental problems, which Environment and Conservation co-chair Cath Wallace says should be a priority for New Zealand.
“The science says we should be much more urgent about it, and it’s not just climate change, it’s also oceans, it’s the state of forests, and it’s the state of systems on the planet,” she says.
Ms Wallace says she hopes the Government brings back some valuable lessons from the summit.
“I think that this particular government in New Zealand quite some time ago decided to ignore sustainability, and I hope that Amy Adams, the new minister, has got a bit of a wake-up call going there,” she says.
She believes that the public are losing faith in governments’ ability to address key environmental issues.
“I think that people are becoming more cynical about government leaders,” she says.
Watch the video for Firstline’s full interview with Cath Wallace
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23/06/2012 9:19:49 a.m.
? why should i wrote:
now things are becoming clearier,? population or what is around us that we need from (or rely on).ok "flax" to go to from the past.. flowers , cloths, health, bio fuel, land erousion, live stock feed, soil turned for other crops to plant, ? mabye feed water life as its cured, shoe strings, so many things we forgot from the years. never forget what we once learned.and yes you and new zealand are cool people (glad to have you here on this planet)
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