RIO+20 - LET’S GET INVOLVED
What is “Rio+20”?
“Rio+20” is the short name for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012 – twenty years after the landmark 1992 Earth Summit in Rio. Rio+20 is also an opportunity to look ahead to the world we want in 20 years.
At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet.
The official discussions will focus on two main themes: how to build a green economy to achieve sustainable development and lift people out of poverty; and how to improve international coordination for sustainable development.
It is a historic opportunity to define pathways to a sustainable future – a future with more jobs, more clean energy, greater security and a decent standard of living for all.
“Rio+20 will be one of the most important global meetings on sustainable development in our time.”
@ Rio+20 – Count Me in
Show the World that you support Sustainable Development.
Go to the below website and add your name and your city on the map of sustainable world.
The colors of the pins on the map are randomly assigned to represent the integration of the three pillars of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental . This shows that human beings are at the centre of concerns for sustainable developmentEach pin represents a person. Click to find out who.