Hereby, the participants of RIO 5 Word Climate
& Energy Event, assembled in the same venue as the 1992
Earth Summit, declare their commitment to strongly promote
renewable energy to preserve the global climate, to decrease
environmental damages, to reduce dependence on energy imports,
to increase energy security, to provide energy services to
everyone, and to contribute to economic stability.
On the occasion of the implementation of
the Kyoto-treaty on February, 16th 2005, more than 200 participants
from more than 20 countries at the RIO 5 World
Climate & Energy Event give their support to the measures
and objectives agreed to by the signatory states of the Kyoto-treaty.
It is recognized that the Kyoto-treaty is a significant first
step towards global sustainability.
However, a 5.2% reduction of CO2
emissions by just the Kyoto signatories will be insufficient
to prevent damaging effects of global warming, which are already
beginning to be felt in many parts of the world. Considering
the disastrous climate change consequences that humanity is
facing, all people and all countries urgently need to take
much stronger and more effective actions now.
Therefore, we urge that each human being
should not exceed the sustainable carbon dioxide emission
rate (or greenhouse gas equivalent) of 3 metric tons per year,
based on todays world population.
The RIO 5 conference has shown that
mature technologies and strategies are already available to
supply our global energy needs in an efficient and renewable
way today. Therefore, we need to implement renewable energy
technologies much more progressively.
Nuclear energy cannot be considered to be
an alternative to a renewable energy supply due to its unsolved
problems of waste disposal, reactor safety, nuclear arms proliferation
The Participants of RIO 5
Rio de Janeiro 17th of February 2005