Here is the final draft of the Rio+20 outcome document “The Future We Want.” You can examine the entire document at CFACT.tv and decide for yourself — have the delegates in Rio crafted a “future we want,” or as CFACT’s analysis shows “a future to dread.”
The U.S. spoke at the final plenary meeting of the pre-conference and CFACT’s Josh Nadal reports that the 0.7% tax on national GNP remains as a stated goal. That’s the one we analyzed would cost an American family of four around $1,300 per year!
Our U.S. lead negotiator said, in the waning moments of the plenary, that sustainable development is the only type of development “possible” in the 21st century. He said that Secretary Clinton and President Obama have made sustainable development an essential part of our foreign policy and national security.
He further said that the United States is dismayed that reference to reproductive rights do not appear in the text. CFACT’s view (as you know) is that it is crucial to human rights that governments neither mandate, nor determine proper human population levels. All evidence shows that prosperous, free societies establish stable populations and that people are a positive asset that should never be considered “pollution,” or “excess.”