UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development marks the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and has the objective 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

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 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, a nongovernmental organization that would respond to the combined threats of security, environmental degradation and poverty. Green Cross International was founded the next year, 1993.

Official website
Green Cross submission to Conference zero draft document
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