Rio+20, 20 - 22 June 2012
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

  • Green Economy

    Green Economy

    "With the world looking ahead to the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012, the UNEP Green Economy report challenges the myth that there is a trade-off between the economy and the environment. With smart public policies, governments can grow their economies, generate decent employment and accelerate social progress in a way that keeps humanity’s ecological footprint within the planet's carrying capacity"

    Ban Ki Moon,
    UN Secretary General

  • The Future We Want

    The Future We Want

    "Rio+20 is a moment to take stock of the past 20 years of sustainable development - a moment too, to deliver the means of implementation for a very different century in a world of seven billion people."

    Achim Steiner,
    Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and UNEP Executive Director

  • Environmental Governance

    Environmental Governance

    "Time is not on our side. Rio+20 must take quick and immediate action to respond to the current environmental crisis. Delegates stressed there should be a clear decision on the institutional framework for sustainable development and international environmental governance"

    Federico Ramos de Armas,
    State Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment of Spain


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Rio+20 Perspectives

UNEP has launched an occasional series of articles by politicians, businessmen and women, scientists, and civil society, drawing upon their unique views on the upcoming Rio+20 conference in June 2012.

Dr. Ranjana Kumari Dr. Ranjana Kumari Green – but too male


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