As the Rio+20 Earth Summit kicks off in Brazil this week, I wanted to provide you with a couple recent press releases containing research results that could complement coverage you may be preparing:
Consumers Call for Ambitious Leadership from their Governments at Rio+20 Earth Summit: http://www.globescan.com/commentary-and-analysis/press-releases/press-releases-2012/84-press-releases-2012/205-consumers-call-for-ambitious-leadership-from-their-governments-at-rio20-earth-summit-global-poll.html
· Only 1 in 20 say their country should not commit to any international agreements
· Consumers in Latin America are particularly demanding of their governments at the conference, with strong majorities in Mexico (80%), Brazil (74%)—the summit’s host—and Argentina (67%) calling for ambitious leadership positions at the conference.
· Americans are the most inclined to prefer that their government makes no international commitment, at 11%.
International Polls Of Sustainability Experts And The Public Emphasize Growing Need For Private Sector Leadership On Sustainable Development: http://www.globescan.com/commentary-and-analysis/press-releases/press-releases-2012/84-press-releases-2012/198-international-polls-of-sustainability-experts-and-the-public-emphasize-growing-need-for-private-sector-leadership-on-sustainable-development.html
· 8 in 10 experts fear that governments will not take action short of catastrophe at Rio+20
· 68% identify a lack of political will as the greatest obstacle to making further progress on sustainable development.
· The findings are derived from an expert survey of 1,603 sustainability experts across corporate, government, NGO, and academic sectors in 117 countries and a public opinion survey of over 24,000 people in 23 countries.
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