In two months’ time, world leaders meet again – this time with Nick Clegg rather than John Major – in Rio to discuss what a sustainable future looks like.
The search is on for 2012′s Severn, with the A Date With History competition, in which young people create videos telling the world what future they want. So far, entries from as far afield as China, France and the US have been submitted, with entrants vying to have their video shown at the Rio+20 conference and one winner being flown out there.
In 1992 Severn Suzuki admonished delegates at the original Rio Earth summit for failing to address the world’s environmental and social problems.
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