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Anna Rose is an Australian writer, activist and environmentalist. She is co-founder and Chair of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and is a former Environment Minister’s joint Young Environmentalist of the Year.

Website: http://annarose.net.au

Where to From Rio+20?

Twenty years ago, Australian journalist Lenore Taylor was in Rio for the first Earth Summit.  I was nine years old. I knew – and cared – about environmental problems. But I assumed that by the time I was an adult, the grown-ups would have solved them.

It wasn’t just youthful optimism; I had evidence for my hope. Every politician, no matter what party, talked about leaving a better future for young people. They said they cared about our futures; that they’d do whatever it took to protect us.

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