"Where do we go from here? A strong emerging conviction among many NGO's at Rio+20 and certainly the People's Summit was the importance of local efforts to address environmental and poverty issues. Many of these problems must eventually be resolved on the international level since they are global issues. However, key in moving the international community toward the hard decision is the growing awareness, organizing and action of "grassroots" people and groups who understand their local problems, know the key players and act to change an unsustainable situation."
Sr. Suzanne Golas, csjp "UN Update"