Africa: Rio+20 - Pessimism Pervades NGOs
ThinkAfricaPress, 20 June 2012
For NGOs at Rio+20, a palpable air of pessimism has hung over the summit. Initial perceived failures to reach agreements on issues integral to a new era for sustainable development have been compounded by an inability of NGOs to project their voice. However, this appraisal of initial pessimism was not one shared by governments keen to project progress.