RIO 2012 — The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

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The objective of the Conference is to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges
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When 20 Jun 2012 to
22 Jun 2012
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The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) is being organized in pursuance of General Assembly Resolution 64/236 (A/RES/64/236). The Conference will take place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. It is envisaged as a Conference at the highest possible level, including Heads of State and Government or other representatives. The Conference will result in a focused political document.

The Conference will focus on two themes: (a) a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and (b) the institutional framework for sustainable development.

The EEA will participate in the summit as part of the official EU delegation, and through activities and side-events in co-operation with the host country, NGOs and other relevant partners.

The EEA will collaborate with the European Commission in the EU pavilion in Rio during the summit, where key EEA reports and other documentation will be made available.



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