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

Highlights

Forward Plus 50

Want to know what Rio will look like in 50 years? 


Forward +50: A French initiative at the Earth Summit gets thumbs up from the general public and from plugged in citizens all over the world.

As part of the celebrations marking the Earth Summit in Rio, the Forward+50 game and its new concept have already attracted thousands of players worldwide, every day. It was launched on June 15 at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil by CCBB director Marcelo Mendonça, Rio Minister for Science and Technology Luiz Edmundo Costa Leite, Alice Steenland, director of corporate responsibility for AXA, the French leading insurance company, and Laure Colliex, Vice-President of Lord Cultural resources. 

Game sessions will contribute to shape Rio’s future as a sustainable, collaborative city, minimizing its footprint on the planet. Cariocas and indeed every connected citizen are now in a position to make their own choices between a doomed or a better world. The Forward+50 game allows us to measure the very tangible impact of our choices on the future of the city and to anticipate the impact of climate change on the city of Rio, 50 years from now. Live sessions are also conducted at the United Nations Environment Program UNEP, at the French Pavillion in Rio Centro. 

Until June 21st, you get to live 50 years in just a few days! You will be able to test-drive and evaluate the consequences of your social and professional life on greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water consumption, heat and waste production… 

You can access and play Forward+50 online: www.forwardplus50.com and you can cast your vote on twitter @forwardplus50.

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