Greed behind green economy?

UN chief Ban Ki-moon defended the first summit on sustainable development in a decade as “the beginning of a journey,” but greens and indigenous groups believe otherwise. The gathering came under fire from the leftist presidents of Bolivia and Ecuador, along with indigenous peoples, who described the green economy as “a new colonialism” that rich nations sought to impose on developing countries. NGO leaders also said the conference was “nothing short of disastrous,” as governments came offering no money or commitments to action.

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Read the NGO leaders’ statement in the Guardian