The world’s largest English language newspaper, The Times of India reports that the Rio 20 Summit has agreed with India that “eradicating poverty should be given the highest priority, overriding all other concerns to achieve sustainable development.”
The Times continued: “After a bitter fight with the developed countries, who wanted the objective of poverty eradication be made subservient to creating a ‘green economy’, India’s demand to put the goal of removing poverty above all other objectives in the final Rio+20 declaration — called “The Future We Want” — was agreed to…”
The “G77″ group of developing nations sought to ensure that economic and social sustainable developed goals were not secondary to “more green themes — such as renewable energy targets.” The United States is reported to have supported the G77 position.
Let me spell it out in a more simple and basic manner:
We are of the animal kingdom albeit the Higher Order Species – however we have three core functions along with other animals that take absolute priority above all else (in other words everything else but the three core functions is secondary if not tertiary):
- Survive through until the next day (and repeat)
- Pass on our genetics (go forth and multiply)
- Make sure our genetic offspring survive (a trait in most but not all animals) to continue the survival of the species