Global development podcast: what can Rio+20 achieve?

By: John Vidal
Published: 5-31-2012
Guardian

As delegates prepare for June's Rio+20 UN Earth summit on sustainable development in Brazil, we ask what tangible measures the conference can hope to produce. The podcast looks back at the 1992 Rio summit, and explores the issues of the green economy, what role companies and corporations should play in sustainable development, and what is on the agenda for the People's summit

This month's Global development podcast looks ahead to the Rio+20 talks and asks what they may mean for sustainable development.

The discussion looks back 20 years to see where this all began, explores arguments for a "green economy" (a key conference theme) and the role of business in sustainable development, and considers what is at stake for the People's summit.

To debate these issues, John Vidal is joined in the studio by Claire Melamed, the head of the growth and equity programme at the ODI, a thinktank on international development and humanitarian issues; Hannah Stoddart, head of economic justice policy at NGO Oxfam and Andrew Raingold, executive director of the Aldersgate Group, an alliance of leaders from business, politics and society working for a sustainable economy.

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