In the last ten years, world leaders have experienced the ramifications of a market-driven policies and the lack of implementation of agreed environmental agendas. And so the stage is set for a new beginning: the Rio+20 Conference. Rio+20 is the first sustainable development summit called for by developing countries, with these nations playing a larger role than ever before.
This chapter outlines how Rio+20 can learn lessons from the past. Felix Dodds recommends specific goals world leaders should strive towards, metrics by which we can gauge success, and the importance of corporate sustainability reporting in the path forward.