Naomi Klein on why the…

Naomi Klein on why the WSSD will fail

The World Summit on Sustainable Development started today in Jo’burg, South Africa.

So do you want the summit to fail?

At Rio, a deal with the devil was made.

In many ways corporations funded the summit, but they funded with strings attached. And the strings were, you can’t regulate us, we’re going to have this voluntary partnership model.

Now, corporate involvement in the summit has vastly escalated. So success for this summit is failure. When you have a failed model, its failure is a success.

Is the United Nations compromised?

It’s a tragic situation – the UN is now acting like the World Trade Organisation.