Big Fish and Sustainable Development Rio+20

Breathtaking Images - these giant fish made from discarded plastic bottles can be found on Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Rio is host to the 2012 Sustainable Development Conference aka Rio+20
"At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.  
Twenty years after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, where countries adopted Agenda 21 - a blueprint to rethink economic growth, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection - the UN is again bringing together governments, international institutions and major groups to agree on a range of smart measures that can reduce poverty while promoting decent jobs, clean energy and a more sustainable and fair use of resources.
Rio+20 is a chance to move away from business-as-usual and to act to end poverty, address environmental destruction and build a bridge to the future. "
The conference ends today June 22, top on the hit list is the subsidy of fossil fuels and the needless pollution of our oceans.

Lets hope the outcome document created can set the world on the right path to sustainable development. We're looking forward to hearing Ban-Ki Moon's summation today and the what commitments to REAL action (not hollow promises) from world leaders, will be happening as a result.

Images via - FeelDesain

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