Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, H.E. Mr. Urmas Paet United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Author: 
Urmas Paet
Country: 
Estonia
Description: 
The world around us is changing rapidly. But too often we focus only on the political and economic aspects of the change. The more the world changes and develops, the more we need the development to be sustainable. And there really is no alternative. Sustainable development is about our children’s future, our common future as humankind.

World on self-destructive path, says Paet

Publication: 
The Baltic Times
Description: 
Speaking at the UN Rio+20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro, [Estonian] Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that in order to conserve our environment, we need to change our way of thinking, reports LETA. “It is essential that we don’t live beyond our means, particularly when it comes to using natural resources,” said Paet.

Paet in Rio: Estonia's Development Cooperation to Focus on Sustainability

Author: 
Kristopher Rikken
Publication: 
ERR News
Country: 
Estonia
Description: 
In his address at the UN conference in Rio de Janeiro on June 21, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet called for a rapid change in people's mindsets about the world they live in. "It is important that we not live beyond our means - particularly in regard to use of natural resources," he said.

World Cleanup 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Ipanema

Author: 
Estonian Foreign Ministry
Publication: 
Flickr
Country: 
Estonia
Description: 
On 19 June, a cleanup action born from the Estonian civic initiative “Let’s Do It!” took place in Rio de Janeiro as part of the UN Conference for Sustainable Development Rio+20. The purpose of the event was to introduce the world cleanup campaign “Let’s Do It World Cleanup 2012” to the delegations attending the Rio+20 conference.