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It’s time for sustainable development

29 March 2012

The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) is due to take place in June.

It is hoped that the summit in Rio will secure a commitment from national governments to a global action plan for sustainable development. However, several commentators have expressed concerns that the conference will deliver plenty of talk but little of the binding action that is so urgently required.

In her Guardian Poverty Matters Blog, STEPS Centre Communications Manager Julia Day reflects on some of the criticisms that have been levelled at Rio +20 and the competing interests that are vying to shape the outcomes of the conference. Julia also argues that that science and technology have a crucial role to play in achieving the goals of poverty alleviation, social justice and sustainable development at a local, national and global level.

Read the full Poverty Matters Blog, It’s time for Sustainable Development