EEA at the Rio+20 conference

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The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) — Rio 2012 Earth Summit or Rio+20 — aims to secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development, to see how much progress has been made towards agreed goals and look at the new and emerging challenges.

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Official conference website

The summit will be focusing on two specific themes: poverty eradication and sustainable development in the context of a green economy and an institutional framework for sustainable development.

The EEA will participate in the summit in several ways: supporting the EU delegation and the Danish presidency; hosting EEA events; and co-organising events with other international organisations and the host country of Brazil.

EEA events


June 5


Networking event

June 16

Rio de Janeiro

An event will bring together various thought-leaders to explore ways of protecting biodiversity.

June 17

Rio de Janeiro

Premiere of the documentary Planet RE-think

June 19

Rio de Janeiro

EEA side event: Sharing environmental information in action

  • announcement of the Eye on Earth Top 20 story maps competition


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