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The future we want: Following the lead of grassroots women

13:45 Oct 2 2012 Brooklyn, New york

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The phrase ‘sustainable development’ has reached its carrying capacity and is now approaching semantic satiation: the phenomenon whereby the repetition of a word causes it to lose its meaning. In looking beyond Rio+20, we must collectively also look beyond sustainability, which implies maintenance of the status quo, and move towards a new goal: resilience.
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