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Citizens Summit on Sustainable Development
On March 24-25, the US-Canada Citizens Summit on Sustainable Development will bring together citizen organizations and networks, educators, government policymakers, business representatives, youth and others across North America to review progress towards sustainability since the 1992 Earth Summit and to identity the key points for a regional "Citizens Agenda for a Sustainable Future."
Taking place at te Yale School of Forestry and Environment in New Haven, Connecticut, represents a key nongovernmental regional preparatory event for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development taking place this June in Rio de Janeiro, marking the 20th anniversary of the Earth Summit. In Rio governments of the world will "secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges."
The Citizens Summit is organized by the Yale School of Forestry and Environment, the Citizens Network for Sustainable Development, SustainUS, We Canada, NRDC, and the Human Impacts Institute.