Robert Costanza, Jacqueline McGlade, Steve de Bonvoisin, Petra Fagerholm, Joshua Farley, Enrico Giovannini, Ida Kubiszewski, Frances Moore Lappé, Hunter Lovins, Kate Pickett, Greg Norris, Tom Prugh, Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir, Debra Roberts, Richard Wilkinson, The Future We Really Want, The Solutions Journal, Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2013, Pages 37-43 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/the-future-we-really-want/) Abstract: Conscious that unsustainable patterns of production and consumption can impede sustainable development, and recognizing the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, happiness and well-being of all peoples. −United Nations General Assembly, Resolution 65/309, 2011 In June 2012, the latest in a series of United Nations conferences on sustainable development was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this one called “The Future We Want.” As the most recent opportunity to present an equitable solution to climate change and other environmental problems, the declaration that arose from Rio left many cold. It did not go far enough in proposing alternatives that adequately recognized growing global challenges. In response to the Rio meeting, the UN and emerging groups of academics, policy makers, business people, and others have begun to working on a broader, more wide-ranging vision … Topics: Environment; Sustainability