It's time to change gears and start developing business models and government policies that encourage large incumbents to work collaboratively with the start-up firms that are championing breakthrough energy technology ideas.
Now, as never before, is the time to re-integrate nature's economy with our own so that, instead of living dangerously off nature's rapidly diminishing capital, we draw a sustainable income from the wise management of that precious capital. Now is the time for focussed, integrated thinking and for collective, decisive action.
The final Rio+20 outcomes and goals need to acknowledge the role of animals and their welfare within food production and wider society, and make on-going political and financial commitments to guarantee that we can feed the world's growing population sustainably and humanely.
Rio Earth Summit Offers an Opportunity for Cooperation on Sustainability That We Cannot Afford to Miss
If Rio+20 is to steer us on a path of cooperation rather than conflict and a sustainable future for our children it is vital that David Cameron, Nick Clegg and other world leaders are not afraid to dream.
David Cameron has faced harsh criticism for refusing to attend Rio+20, a meeting of world leaders in Brazil to discuss sustainable development.
Today, international summits are best known for complex wrangling and fragile consensus. And yet the current situation is even more urgent. Greenhouse gas emissions are projected to rise by 50% before the end of the century, resulting in a global average temperature increase of between 3°C and 6°C.
World leaders need to recognise the importance of the environment in tackling the problems facing the global economy, campaigners
Consider this: Most people -- even those who have never gone camping -- are more afraid of the idea of going out into the woods then they are of woods disappearing. We're using an outdated brain model that just can't grasp the enormous issues we face today.