Do we need another Earth Summit?
BBC NEWS | The Reporters | Richard Black
The series of major summits on the human environment, or on environment and development, or on sustainable development, that have marked the last decades.
The question being asked now is: do we need another one?
And I'm not talking about something like the UN climate conference currently going on in Poland, or the Convention on Migratory Species meeting in Rome; but something huge, all-encompassing, potentially epoch-making, which Stockholm and Rio, if not Nairobi and Johannesburg, arguably were.
The reasons why another summit is needed are not hard to see. As the UN Environment Programme reported last year, virtually every indicator of the world's environmental health is pointing downhill.
In a nutshell, these past summits have not brought the sea-changes needed to put societies on a sustainable path.
So what do you think? Is it worth it? If it is, what should the priorities be?
I can't promise that your thoughts will travel further than this blog; but you never know.
Do we need another one? Short answer, "No". Long answer, "No, of course not." Your views may differ.