While it looks like the world leaders, who convene at Rio+20 in Brazil, fail to get any half-way useful commitment agreed upon in order to replace the Millennium Development Goals, the Brazilian government’s “Sustainable Development Dialogues” closed their online voting for proposals to ensure sustainable development, improved wellbeing, and “the future we want.” Check out the ten solutions that gathered most of the votes.
While it looks like the world leaders, who convene at Rio+20, fail to get any half-way useful commitment agreed upon, the Brazilian government’s “Sustainable Development Dialogues” closed their online voting for proposals to ensure “the future we want.” These Rio+20 Dialogues were meant to be a direct channel for civil society to increase and improve global participation in Rio+20. During the Dialogue Days, held from June 16 to June 19, experts and stakeholders from civil society will gather to determine which recommendations should be submitted directly to the Heads of State and Government at the High-Level Segment of the Rio+20 Conference.
“Participants voted for as many recommendations in as many topics as they support. The order in which the topics and the recommendations were presented was randomized to prevent bias resulting from the survey interface. Figures shown by voting segment (e.g. by Human Development Index) are significant to a 2.5% maximum margin of error at a 95% confidence level. The preliminary results presented here are not intended as a complete representation of the world’s opinion, but rather as a set of insights into the nature and distribution of public support for various proposed actions concerning sustainable development. They should be considered in light of certain biases inherent to the survey methodology.”
To view the detailed recommendations and make comments, go to the site of the Rio+20 Dialogues.