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Share your views: What does Rio+20 need to deliver to create a sustainable world?



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Vice President & Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group

Tuesday June 5, 2012

On World Environment Day, June 5, World Bank Vice President for Sustainable Development Rachel Kyte hosted a live chat to discuss expectations for Rio +20, the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development, and how inclusive green growth is the path to sustainable development. Rio+20 is a stage to promote green inclusive growth as the path to sustainable development and natural capital accounting is a critical tool to help us get there.  

Replay the conversations in English or Spanish below:


 

Read what others are asking
Marcos Méndez Sanguos
Spain
Do you think that OECD countries must decrease their level of consumption? And another question: How to deal with environmental sustainability in BRIC countries? I think they need to grow faster, in order to get out of poverty as much people as possible.
Luiz Gustavo Oliveira
Brazil
How can we create a feeling of urgency to promote a global gorvenance in order to tackle the main hurdles of sustainable developement?
Paulo
Brazil
Throughout every capitalism revolution profit has always been the single major driver of enterprises, which pretty much drive the economy cenario, also driving politics. Why do we need a different approach now, on the GREEN capitalism era?
Paulo
Brazil
Out of such repeating stupidity in our history as mankind, are we going to fail this utter and final decision, much cheaper that daily challenges ongoin? Are we that stupid? Or are we that broken apart as a race - we do not have no leadership? Why!?
Paulo
Brazil
Is is not that difficult to understand! Leaders have power to approve much greater investments and much more challenging international affairs, like OECD, EU, NAFTA, NATO.....
Neil Sorensen
Italy
How can the World Bank, as a member of the International Land Coalition (ILC), help to ensure that secure and equitable access to land becomes part of the Rio+20 debate? ILC recently launched the Land Matrix, the world's most comprehensive database on land deals - http://landportal.info/landmatrix
MR ZARISH MUNIANDY
Malaysia
HOW DO WE UPGRADE THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND GREEN TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Ashish Manohar Urkude
India
It's our dream to start civilisation on Moon and if we pollute it, it will not reflect the same light. Also, if we can't survive on earth, then our dream will be a pipe dream it seems.
Tarequl Islam Munna
Bangladesh
What is the role on upcoming world environment day for south Asia and Bangladesh?
Tarequl Islam Munna
Bangladesh
What is the role on upcoming world environment day for south Asia and Bangladesh?
roberto
Italy
I suppose a new rule for central bank: for example : the B.C. have a emission of hundred billion unit and fix a rate of 3% ,and give this money to commercial bank,at the same moment print 3 new billion and give these to pubblic commission that spend for pubblic problem ...could be right?
Hal Zhao
United States
How about truth & citizenship? Key world issues are often results of irresponsible/corrupt uses of capital given upon us. But through proper role models, exercise of great values, and respect to all, we can see inspired & virtuous citizens rise with capital to empower our world together in truth.
felicite joseph grajille
Mauritius
To achive a real green economy, developped states should focus on what developing ones can do. Hear what we are saying and are facing daily(vulnerable ones)
Cordelia Adamu
Nigeria
Is it possible to achieve sustainable development without counting the cost of indigenous resources in communities where most of the world's population lives?
Tihomir Tsenkulovski
Bulgaria
Natural capital accounting seems a superior measure of sustainable growth to GDP. How are you planning to motivate more countries and private corporations at Rio +20 to endorse natural capital accounting and follow suit after the example of African leaders?
Ale
Mexico
What to do with those countries that doesn't respect gas emissions limits? I mean their governments do no care about the global environment while the profits keep on going. Thank you. BTW Mexico improve alternative clean energies, Siemens know it perfectly.
Leonora Tshuma
Zimbabwe
In your own understanding of global environmental and development issues, critically explore the critical issues around the idea of a common future for humanity
Anwar Hossain
Bangladesh
developed world achieved growth at the cost of environment. as a developing nation, if we forgo our growth to some extent to achieve green economy who will compensate us and at what extent?
Amar kc
Nepal
"when country's condition is in thin.It is very difficult to transform the investment in real work.In such situation "project is one short goal"?what to do ? Just for shear my sorrow.
Carcatua Galerita
Australia
Why do economists continually utilise Freedman and Keynesian based theories that rely on a free market, when all but the simplest of markets or not free at all ?
Carcatua Galerita
Afghanistan
Can we learn from our mistakes and see that they are open ended in outcome as they are supposed to be centralising in nature and not taken/followed too extremes ?
Hans Zomer
Ireland
Success at Rio would require clear conclusions on how Sustainability and Development will be linked in the global 'recipe' for Development. They should be based on the universally agreed human rights standards.
Anna Jakobsson
Cape Verde
One important feature of stimulating green growth globally is for the developing countries to bring back the jobs opportunities to their own markets, they can't go on being as dependent on the foreign western economies as they are.
Anna Jakobsson
Cape Verde
We have to work for the possibility for the developing countries to evolve their own green industry expertice. The out sourcing of green projects (and not) to foreign companies should get successively out phased as to increase the presence of their own green, democratic companies.
Phani Deepak Akella
India
How will UN and WTO help fight regressive policies such as the recent tariff on solar panels imported from China? I'm all for supporting the local industry and jobs but the increase in prices will only contribute to the slowing down the spread of clean power and affect the larger good.
Renae Bowen
United States
We have to engage the family unit to bring about global change. "The Family and the MDGs" was launched at the UN on May 14, giving realistic ways to use families to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Read it and be reminded of how the family can create a healthier environment for all.
Chris Anderson
United States
How will this convention deal with the concept of compliance and ensuring that if behavior is changes, that it was treaty-induced change, not coincidental compliance (like the 1994 Protocol on the Further Reduction of Sulfur to LRTAP)
Kemigisha Diana
Uganda
how would you sensitize Preservation and proper utilization of natural resources. on the coming environment Day?
Kemigisha Diana
Uganda
how would you sensitize Preservation and proper utilization of natural resources. on the coming environment Day?
Berend Jan Kleute
Netherlands
I am happy to see Ms Kyte is attending Rio+20 Oceans Day. In this regard, I would like to ask Ms Kyte to support and take to Rio the note that the oceans are a potential source of renewable energy, water and food, and Ocean Thermal Energy can help coastal regions and SIDS to move to a Blue Economy.
Romina Ramos
United States
regulate and enforce laws that are in place! what is the point of having laws if we don't follow them? governments must be committed and act responsible to set an example! in order to get to sustainable development we need to ensure that everyone has basic needs first and education
Yon
United States
How do we get national and international support for such an advanced, yet timely, undertaking?
Lu Ruiz
Mexico
Natural capital accounting still is in its first steps. What methodologies and options does WB propose, aside from conventional valuation methods, to do this accountability? At what scale do you think is better to work natural accountability: local, regional, or global?
Lu Ruiz
Mexico
Rio+20 needs to deliver a robust IFSD and specific, concrete, and universal SDG that change economic and unsustainable social paradigms.
julio barros
Brazil
Energy saving without habit changing: http://youtu.be/BveQJBpWaZA Making energy saving on refrigerators possible, saving up to 31% of energy and also making food last a longer time without perish. #futurewewant #Rioplus20
Ahmed Alkadir
Ethiopia
I support the green growth. To be sustainable,I suggets the livelihoods of the poor and vulnerable community be part of it as well as issues related to economc justice.
Rajeev Ranjan
India
I believe following needs to be done: 1. Global ban of plastics 2. Mandatory use of green building with trees and shrubs. 3. Use of mobile technology for dissemination of critical information and advisory with respect to climate change mitigation in agriculture,health,agro-forestry.
Youssou
Senegal
Incentives should be created for companies to get rid of their polluting goods by compensating them but with the condition that they invest in recycling for example. This would boost employement, reduce poverty and promote growth.
Syed Harir Shah
Pakistan
how to bring back corruption money to country? How the loters could be globally punished for mis-use of natural capital.
Emil
Azerbaijan
I would like to know how REDD policies could help to achieve sustainable development for agricultural communities? Since many indigenous communities against REDD, what do you think might be an alternative for such a program?
Tony Simons
Kenya
The private sector and NGOs have leaped ahead in certification leaving national governments behind and not fully on board. How can we get agricultural production and sourcing standards as a higher priority for governments as a driver of sustainability without it being seen as a proxy trade barrier?
Mohsin Rose
Pakistan
Developing countries population is growing with disproportionally high growth rates; Unsustainable limited resources use is turning acute in growing economies. What stringent policy assistance and support is in place from the developed global leader for sustainable development?
Nisar Malik
Pakistan
Trees, trees & more trees. (Fuel,food,timber,skills,jobs & buying power, not to mention a green sustainable planet & economies). May sound simplistic but nature capital is based on centuries of evolution & that is why it works. Why it fails is because we do not use this asset efficiently & honestly.
yuki
China
Developing countries,such as China,are now running in the high-speed development road,what do you think they should do to protect environment?Most of all,what are the differences between developed and developing countries in the question of responsibility assignment of creating a sustainable world?
Hassannoor
Kenya
I believe if the following thematic would be covered 1.Education 2.poverty 3.diseases 4.hunger 5.Environmental pollution 6.access to clean water 7.ignorance 8.wars we can leave a world free from problems
Hassannoor
Kenya
I believe if the following thematic would be covered 1.Education 2.poverty 3.diseases 4.hunger 5.Environmental pollution 6.access to clean water 7.ignorance 8.wars 9.marginalization 10.employment we can leave a world free from problems
Roy Nipwapwacha
Tanzania
African countries economies are deprived from the means of production. We are on top of the vicious cycle of poverty, how can we overcome this in connection with the creation of the sustainable world!
Jane Applegate
United States
There's a new alternative to GDP that's being proposed for Rio+20. It's called the Inclusive Wealth Index, and basically takes a more comprehensive look at growth rates by also considering natural capital, social dimensions, etc. http://www.ihdp.unu.edu/article/read/iwr-launch