The official website of the UN Conference on
Sustainable Development, to be held in Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil, June 20-22 2012. Information for
delegates, media, stakeholders and campaigners.
UNEP’s Rio+20 site provides a wide range of
resources linked to the conference, including
background briefings and policy notes, and a
series of articles by politicians, businessmen
and women, scientists, and civil society, drawing
upon their unique views on the conference.
The official Brazilian government site with
useful information for delegates and attendees.
In English, Portuguese and Spanish.
World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law
for Environmental Sustainability
Held immediately prior to Rio+20
(17-20 June), this high-level event will bring
together legislators and senior judges from
around the world to contribute to the outcome
of Rio+20 by presenting its findings to the
The Stakeholder Forum brings together
many policy-makers, local governments,
think-tanks, NGOs, schools and all kinds of
community-based organizations to express
their views at the conference.
The Future We Want
An opportunity to join the debate on Rio+20 and
lend your personal perspective. The contributions
will be compiled and turned into a multimedia
exhibition to be shown at Rio, on the Internet and
then around the world. Twitter: #futurewewant.
An online platform to ensure broad, democratic
and diverse participation in the Sustainable
Development Dialogues (Rio 16-19 June), bringing
together experts and stakeholders from civil
society, including private sector, NGOs, scientific
community, among other major groups.
A social forum to discuss and exchange ideas
and information on the conference.
World Environment Day 2012
Wondering how you can celebrate WED this year? Here are
dozens of easy ideas to help you adapt to a new environmentally
conscious lifestyle. Sign up to stay updated with what’s
happening for World Environment Day. After June 5th, the site
will feature a comprehensive round-up of the activities from
around the globe.
Climate and Clean Air Coalition
As featured on page 18, a number of countries and UNEP have
come together to initiate the first effort to combat pollutants
that are short-lived in the atmosphere such as black carbon soot,
methane and hydrofluorocarbons.
UNEP Foresight Report
A unique venture led by UNEP to identify and analyse 21
emerging environmental issues for the 21st Century.
UNEP Year Book 2012
Looking at key scientific issues in greater detail, the UNEP
Year Book provides in-depth analysis of trending
Annual Report 2011
A fascinating and informative insight into UNEP’s progress in
2011, with snapshots of the organization’s vital work around
UNEP’s flagship Global Environmental Outlook report, now in its
fifth edition, provides information for policymakers on the state
of the world’s environment and a series of in-depth case studies
on how environmental degradation can be reversed and repaired.
The Green Economy unites all global citizens under the banner
of sustainable development within the context of protecting and
managing the world’s resources. Learn more here, with essential
tools and background on the issues involved.
This year’s major international Expo is in Yesou, South Korea,
with the theme of Oceans and Coasts: Connecting Our Lives,
Ensuring Our Future- The Choice is Yours. Learn more about the
UN pavilion and involvement at this site.
UN Environmental Management Group
This site brings together all the UN’s cross-agency
cooperation on environmental issues, with particular focus
on Land, Biodiversity, the Green Economy, Sustainability and