June 2012

Rio+20 - who owns the green economy?

Rio+20 ― 誰がグリーン・エコノミーを支配するのか?
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Twenty years ago the world met in Rio to save the planet - with mixed results. Next month sees a major re-gathering - ‘Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development’ - which might decide a new course. The event is set to be heated and contentious. On the one side, corporations and the UN will be pushing a new ‘Green Economy’ agenda that emphasizes economic growth, technology and market-based approaches. On the other, indigenous groups and many Nose from both North and South will be promoting a human - and nature - rights agenda that calls for a radical shift away from privatizing and commodifying the natural environment and towards protecting the global commons. What are we to make of it all?

This month’s New Internationalist guides us through the thicket. It also features - Eight Great Greenwashers. Which corporations and institutions are best at twisting the eco-agenda to boost their profits?


20年前、世界はこの地球を救うためにリオで会合を開いたが、そこではさまざまな意見が噴出した。この6月には、「リオ+20(国連持続可能な開発会議)」と呼ばれる主要会合が再び開かれる。そこでは新たな進路が決まるかもしれないが、激論と異論の噴出は避けられない。企業と国連は、経済成長、テクノロジー、市場中心を重視する新たな方針「グリーン経済」を強く主張。一方で先住民族グループと南北の多くのNGOは、民営化や自然環境の商品化とは異なる国際的な公共財の保護へ劇的に移行するよう求める、人権と自然の権利を推進する。さていったい何が起こっているのだろうか?

今月のニュー・インターナショナリストは、このような見通しのきかない状況について解説を行う。そして、自らの利益拡大のために環境に関する議題をねじ曲げる者たち(グリーン・ウォッシャー)についても取り上げる。最悪の不届き者はどこの企業・団体なのだろうか。



 

NI

No.453

Contents

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Agenda
Making the news this month


6 US denies safe haven to Mexico's drug war refugees

7 Torture recompense comes to Kenyans

8 Feminists target Nike ahead of the Olympics

9 Hungary's cultural purge gathers pace

10 News in brief this month
PLUS - Open Window guest cartoonist Fadi Abou Hassan from Palestine


Mixed Media
11 Neither Allah nor Master

Brave, atheist, female and exiled, Tunisia's Nadia El Fani takes on the establishment.
PLUS: Sex, secrets and Asian British comedy in All in Good Time; wending grooves from Mali's Sidi Toure;
Callum Robert’s crystal-clear Ocean of Life; and Radio Congo by Ben Rawlence.


The Big Story -
Earth Summit 2012
16 Sustainability for sale?
A battle is brewing over the future of global action. Danny Chivers presents the unofficial guide to Rio+20.

20 Tools that might help us -some of the more progressive ideas.

22 Eight Great Greenwashers
Exposing the canny, the crafty and the plain deceitful. Danny Chivers examines the green claims of Shell, Monsanto, Vale and others.

27 The good life is the realistic solution
Indigenous activist Ruth Buendia's take on 'sustainable development'.

Opinion
32 Letter from Botswana
A new birth offers a sign of hope for Lauri Kubuitsile.

33 Mark Engler
'Tired of burying black boys.'



Features
28 Falling out of love with Israel
Norman Finkelstein believes American Jews are no longer prepared to offer blanket support to Israel. He explains why.

36 A world on workfare
Governments and big business may benefit - but workfare is undermining the labour market, argues Warren Clark.




Regular Features

4 Letters
PLUS: Scratchy Lines by Simon Kneebone.

31 Puzzle Page

34 Country Profile: Cook Islands

38 Making Waves
Bunkr Roy on harnessing granny power.

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