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Brazil to Defend Development Model in Rio +20

Rio de Janeiro, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Brazil will defend its successes in sustainable development in the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), achievements reached thanks to the strategies of the government, asserted President Dilma Rousseff.

To obtain the sustainable development implies to combine the economic growth, social inclusion and the environmental protection, Rousseff stressed.

Brazil adopted that strategy that has concrete results, emphasized in her habitual column Talking with the President.

In the last decade the Gross Domestic Product of this nation grew more than 40 percent, 40 million people ascended to the middle-class and other tens of millions left poverty, said Rousseff.

Such conquests were on the base of the respect to the environment, emphasized the Head of State.

Rousseff emphasized that between 2004 and 2011, the deforestation of the Amazonian region lowered 77 percent and at the moment more of the 80 percent of the original vegetation of that zone remains intact.

Brazil is “an example for the world”, and although it is not the only one, it is a model to follow for the benefit of the present and future generations, she emphasized.

That paradigm requires political will, assured Rousseff, host of the meeting of the UN that will begin in this populated city on Wednesday.

The Río+ 20 will extend until Friday, and the participation of a hundred of Heads of State and Government is expected.

Social, academic, political, representing movements of original peoples, women, among other members of the civil society, will celebrate the event.

According to organizers, they want to transform

Río+ 20, in an opportunity to face the serious problems that the humanity has and demonstrate the political power of organized people.

They consider that 20 years after the first of these meetings of the UN commitments are still on slopes.

They fear the neoliberal policies and the processes of capitalist expansion, generating concentration and exclusion of the environmental crisis to be deepened, with economic and social proportional consequences.


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