Even though we’re still in the thick of the Durban, South Africa Climate Talks, excitement is already building for the Rio+20 Summit this June. The first Rio Earth Summit was 20 years ago, and was a precursor to the Kyoto Protocol, and gave birth to the UN Climate Convention. Check out this video and guest post from Daniela Dextre, at Taking It Global–it’s about how young people from across Western Europe gathered recently to map out their vision of what they’d like to see come out of the Rio redux. 

In October 2011, youth, educators and NGOs across Europe had the opportunity to contribute to strengthening local environmental movements, through a series of environmental forums organized by Tread Lightly (a project of Taking IT Global). Young people, educators, and environmentalists gathered in London, Paris, Milan, Amsterdam and Oslo, to discuss pressing issues, formulate recommendations for the Rio+20 Earth Summit agenda, and learn how they can reduce their own ecological footprints through the Tread Lightly program. The outcomes of each forum will contribute towards the milestone UN Rio+20 Earth Summit, taking place in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012. You can take a look at the recommendations here.

We are really happy with everything that was achieved in the forums and we hope to keep contributing towards a greener future with you.

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