20 years after the 1992 Earth Summit, the world's focus returns to Rio in the search for solutions to the challenges facing our planet and its people. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20-22 June 2012.
The event also marks the 20th anniversary since civil society delegates to the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio called on Nobel Peace Prize laureate Mikhail Gorbachev to create Green Cross International.
- Vision, commitment needed at Rio+20 to meet planet’s crises
- CCTF Statement launched: Failure to act on climate change will doom Rio+20 outcomes
- CCTF Statement on Action to Face the Urgent Realities of Climate Change
- Green Cross response to Rio+20 zero draft of outcome document
- Gorbachev Oped (in English and Portuguese): Rio+20 Understanding the present in the light of the future
- Alexander Likhotal: The Road from Chernobyl
- Climate Change Task Force launches Appeal
- 21 June: Official UN side event: Green Cross, Earth Charter, Club of Rome
- 19 June: Nuclear Technology Dialogue – Fukushima and the Future of Nuclear Technology
- 18 June: Climate Change Task Force: Action to Face the Urgent Realities of Climate Change
- 16 June: Green Cross Returns to Rio: Building the Safe and Sustainable Societies of the Future
- 14 June: Un Side Event Green Cross, WWF "Transboundary Waters, Climate Change and Good Governance: what role for the UN Watercourses Convention (UNWC)"
- Green Cross/Global Green Youth ambassadors call for action at Rio+20
- Alexander Likhotal on Green Cross concern over Rio+20 results
- Green Cross/Global Green Youth Ambassador quizzes Severn Cullis-Suzuki on Rio+20
- Green Cross Youth in Action: Conner Miers
- Mikhail Gorbachev, Green Cross Founding President, gives a statement on the failure to act on climate change
- Mikhail Gorbachev, on Green Cross going back to Rio 20 years after its creation and the 1992 Rio Earth Summit
- Severn Cullis-Suzuki returns to Rio 20 years after stopping the world
- Severn Cullis-Suzuki talks to Green Cross about her return to Rio 20 years after addressing the Earth Summit
- Lech Walesa, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Polish President, stresses out that the world must work "together" to overcome challenges
- Rajendra Pachauri, Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, highlights the challenges facing our world
- New photo gallery of Green Cross Youth Visit to "City of God" Favela in Rio
- Photo gallery of Green Cross Returns to Rio
Details of all our other Rio+20-related events are available in our events section.