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Maurice Strong and the future of environmental issue

Written By David D'Angelo on Thursday, May 13, 2010 | 5/13/2010

Maurice Strong is making quite a news recently. Maurice Strong is a wealthy Canadian business man who now heads the global environmental movement led by the United Nations and other NGOs.

Maurice Strong is considered the pioneer behind the globalization of the foundation-funded movement for the environment. Strong was also the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in 1972 in Stockholm Sweden. Aside from that Maurice Strong is also the co-author together with Mikhail Gorbachev of the "Earth Charter."

Maurice Strong again made headlines after Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman produced a 987-page bill that tries to bring to the forefront issues on climate-change and energy.

Maurice Strong who is a wealthy Canadian businessman and is known for his very strong views on the environmental issue is making headlines after Senators John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts, and Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, produced a 987-page bill that tries to make progress on climate-change/global warming and energy.

Strong said that in two years Rio de Janeiro will be hosting another Earth Summit. In 2012 this will be 20 years after the first one was done. He said that the ideas was proposed by Brazilian President Lula da Silva during the UN General Assembly.

The purpose of the 2012 Earth Summit, Maurice Strong says is to rethink about the steps set forth in Agenda 21 and reexamine the new changes that had happened 20 years hence.

Agenda 21 is the blueprint for creating a sustainable way of life in the 21st Century.

Maurice Strong also indicated that the Rio 2012 Summit is very important since among others he said that at present human societies are living beyond the carrying capacity of the planet, climate change has emerged as an out-of-control driver of many of the world’s environmental and economic crises, and the still-prevailing, consumption-based economic model is not only failing to deliver progress to enormous numbers of the world’s population, but is seriously threatening the economic stability of all nations, and compromising the prospect for any of us to live on this planet.

Maurice Strong is hoping that all of the above issues plus others will be addresses by this Earth Summit 2012. He however said that in order to address these issues successfully it will require for human society an ambitious and creative agenda.


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