Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
versión impresa ISSN 1413-8123
JACOBI, Pedro Roberto y SINISGALLI, Paulo Antonio de Almeida. Environmental governance and the green economy. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.6, pp. 1469-1478. ISSN 1413-8123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232012000600011.
The Rio+20 Conference will mobilize the global community in 2012 to participate in a challenging debate on the global environmental reality and the existing modus operandi with respect to the broad and generic topics of development and the environment. One of the core themes of this meeting is the transition to a green economy in the context of sustainable development and the eradication of poverty. The issue of Global Environmental Governance will top the agenda of the Rio +20 discussions, with a view to promoting and accelerating the transition to sustainable societies. It presents, often in a controversial way, the creation of conditions to define new institutional spaces and shared decision-making processes. Before embarking on the discussion about what king of sustainability should be behind the Green Economy, and its applicability, the scope of this article is to ask readers to reflect on what should be the priority in the discussion on environmental governance This should be explained to the extent that there is a need to change the existing mechanisms of profoundly unequal exploitation of resources, which blocks progress in decision-making processes, as decisions of the few create a perverse logic of appropriation of natural resources and the non-resolution of social exclusion.
Palabras llave : green economy; governance; ecological economy; natural resources; Rio+20.