Principles of Environmental Justice Travel to Rio Again: Rio+20
Thousands of environmental leaders from around the world will converge on Rio de Janeiro this week for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development or Rio+20. Some twenty years earlier, “Principles of Environmental Justice," adopted in October 1991 at the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit in Washington, DC, were circulated at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) or Earth Summit. The Principles are on their way back to Rio again. Will the world leaders take notice of these Principles this time around?