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GSO Commentary — Gearing up for Rio+20 with disparate messages on the social pillar of sustainability

The preparations for the Rio+20 Summit on Sustainable Development (to be held on 20 to 22 June 2012) have some disparate messages about the social and economic pillars to complement the environmental pillar.  We hear a lot of talk, of course, that sustainable development needs to balance these three pillars, but we are aware that the main preparations for the Rio+20 Summit are nonetheless in the hands of the environmental decision-makers who don’t necessarily have the networks or mandates to integrate the economic and social perspectives.