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


"Rio+20 is an important and great event. Today we are using the natural resources of 1.6 planets. But we have only one. Our existing Siemens technologies allow to capture 37% of the reduction potential for global CO2 emissions. Let’s jointly do it! "
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Siemens at Rio+20

Siemens is partnering with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in the UNEP Pavilion to make a strong contribution to Rio+20 (June 13 – 24). Siemens is organizing a number of side events and thought leadership activities being held in conjunction with the Rio+20 Conference.

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) is an opportunity for the world to come together to review the progress that has been made since the initial Rio “Earth Summit” in 1992, and to renew the commitment to sustainable development in the years ahead. Much has been accomplished over the past 20 years – but much remains to be done.

Political leadership and governmental action are vital. However, at Siemens we believe that innovation is also essential for sustainable development. Our aim: to present compelling examples of both large and small-scale solutions, to discuss and debate ideas, and to highlight the crucial role of innovation and technology in building a green economy.

Real progress and real action are possible! By working together, we can develop answers that last. We can act now.

Organizational Profile

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the fields of industry, energy and healthcare as well as providing infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and metropolitan areas. For over 160 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability, and internationality. The company is the world's largest provider of environmental technologies. Around 40 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2011, which ended on September 30, 2011, revenue from continuing operations totaled €73.5 billion and net income from continuing operations €7.0 billion. At the end of September 2011, Siemens had around 360,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations.