25 Jul '11, 8pm

Brazil and Latin America gear up for Rio+20 #greeneconomy

It wouldn’t be Rio if there wasn’t a party. The Municipality of Rio de Janeiro announced that this year the city’s famous New Year’s celebration will focus on sustainability and highlight the Rio +20 Earth Summit coming up in June 2012. However, officials, business leaders and the public aren’t waiting until the end of the year to get the ball rolling on Rio+20, when over 50,000 people, including 120 heads of state and government officals* , are expected to descend on the city. Earlier this month, the national commission charged with preparations for Rio+20 gathered for the first time to discuss Brazil’s plans for the summit. Elsewhere in the region, other Latin American governments are also defining national and regional priorities for Rio+20. As we move closer to this important Earth Summit, it’s critical that Latin American countries aim for clear and concrete commitmen...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/cherrera/brazil_and_lat...

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