RIO+20 is the acronym for the United Nations Earth Summit on Sustainable Development, taking place in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20 years after the first milestone meeting in Rio in 1992.
At the RIO+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to work on solutions that reduce poverty, promote social equality and ensure the protection of our environment.
It is a historic opportunity to define roads for a sustainable future, a future with more jobs, more clean energy, greater safety and an acceptable level of life for all.
“RIO+20 will be one of the most important global meetings on sustainable development in our time.”
(UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon)