Opinion by By Jill Sheffield and Danielle Nierenberg
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last week, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development drew global leaders to Rio de Janeiro to discuss how to ‘green’ the economy and reduce poverty around the world. The aim was to develop global goals to meet South America’s and our world’s current needs – for food, health, energy, housing and other necessities – while also preserving the environment.
For many months, conference leaders focused lead-up discussions on issues including carbon emissions, clean water, and agricultural productivity, among others. However, paradoxically, there was little attention to . . .