The First Universal Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum and the 14th Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum

United Nations Environment Programme (2013-02-22)

Statement from the Scientific and Technological Community The scientific and technological community was largely disappointed with the Rio+20 outcome. Throughout the Rio+20 preparatory process, science presented evidence on dangerous changes to our environment, and the need to act with urgency to manage and avoid threats to our sustainability. However, the urgency for action is not reflected in concrete terms in the Future We Want outcome document.