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


Reports and Publications

Report: Avoiding Future Famines


Report: Managing post -disaster debris: the Japan experience

Report: Principles for Sustainable Insurance


Report: Status Report on the Application of Integrated Approaches to Water Resources Management

Report: Inclusive Wealth Report 2012


Report: Foresight Report

Report: Building and Inclusive Green Economy for All


Summary Report: Working towards a Balanced and Inclusive Green Economy

Report: The Business Case for the Green Economy


Report: GEO-5 for Local Governments

Report: Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication


Report: Green Economy Briefing Papers

Report: Perspectives. Major Groups and Stakeholders of Civil Society on Rio+20


Report: Building an Inclusive Green Economy for All

Report: Renewable 2012 Global Status Report


Report: The Fifth Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5)

Report: Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2012


Report: UNEP input to the Rio+20 Compilation Document

Report: “Sick water? The Central Role of Wastewater Management in Sustainable Development


Report: “The Environmental Food Crisis

Report: “A Brief for Policymakers on the Green Economy and Millennium Development Goals” (UNEP)


Study on The Economic of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)

Report: “Keeping Track of our Changing Environment: From Rio to Rio+20 (1992-2012)


Report: “Progress towards meeting internationally agreed goals

Green Economy Policy-makers Synthesis “Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication


Report: “Decoupling Natural Resource Use and Environmental Impacts from Economic Growth” (UNEP and International Resource Panel)

Report: “Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a sustainable, low-carbon world” (ILO and UNEP)


GEO-5 Summary for Policy Makers

Report: “Global Green New Deal Policy Brief” (UNEP)


Report: “Resource Efficiency: Economics and Outlook for Asia and the Pacific” (UNEP)


Other Reports

The MDG Gap Task Force Report 2011: “The Global Partnership for Development: Time to Deliver


UNDP Report: “The Millennium Development Goals Report 2011

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)”


ILO Report: “Global Employment Trends for Youth: 2011 Update

ILO Report: “Skills for Green Jobs: A Global View



Publications at Rio

UN DESA has recommended that the Rio Conference be "paper smart". In place of providing hard copies of publications, UN DESA will provide an e-bookstore selling e-publications and print on-demand facilities. UN Rio+20 publications can be viewed and downloaded from the Publications website.


Related Links

Commit to the Future We Want - Rio+20 Voluntary Commitments

Forthcoming fifth report in the Global Environment Outlook series (GEO5)

Summary of “UNEP Emerging Issues

Report: “Nairobi-Helsinki Outcome” (UNEP)

Draft Proposal for “Global Compact Between Science and Society for Sustainability and the Green Economy” (UNEP)

Report of the UN Secretary General: “Implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development”

Report of the UN Secretary General: “Keeping the promise: a forward-looking review to promote an agreed action agenda to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015”

World Bank Report: “Global Monitoring Report 2010: The MDGs after the Crisis”

FAO Report: “Global Food Losses and Food Waste: Extent, Causes and Prevention”

EEA Report: “Europe’s Environment: An Assessment of Assessments, Chapter 3: Green Economy”

Commission for Sustainable Development: indicator sets

UN System of Integrated Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA)

Human Development Index (HDI)

ILO project on Decent Work Indicators

OECD’s initiative on Measuring the Progress of Societies