This week, SustainUS is preparing to head to Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). At the conference, we will be working tirelessly. But we’ve been working hard just to prepare for the conference. In the months since our project went online at Global Giving, we have participated in three intersessional meetings at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City to discuss the negotiating text of Rio+20, had meetings with groups like the US State Department and the UN Population Fund, published blog articles, policy briefs and text suggestions, tweeted tirelessly and finalized our plan of action for Rio de Janeiro. Now, it’s finally time for us to go to Rio. During the first week, our members will attend the Youth Blast, an meeting that will bring together youth from all over the world for discussion and education about sustainable development. SustainUS members will be running at least three events during the three day meeting to teach the world about their passion for sustainability. During the official negotiations, SustainUS will also host a side event that is open to all delegates that will discuss the need for youth action on sustainable development to continue after Rio+20.We will continue our policy work in Rio by sitting in on negotiations and by tweeting, blogging and issuing press releases on the state of the negotiations. We will participate in actions to encourage our governments to “do better” on issues we feel strongly about, like scaling back fossil fuel subsidies and increasing the funding for renewable energy. We will strive to make sure as many people in the US are aware of what their government and the United Nations as a whole is doing in Rio de Janeiro, and to make the voice of US youth, and all youth worldwide, heard as loudly as possible in the negotiations.
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