08 Oct '11, 9pm

An excellent round-up of #RioPlus20 news focusing on the "Race to Rio" in Brazil + Latin America: v @NRDC

In August, Brazil’s Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira and EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson launched the Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability (JIUS), reaffirming the two countries’ commitment to environmental collaboration. The initiative, which will initially focus on Rio de Janeiro and Philadelphia, will promote urban sustainability projects related to air quality, waste management, recycling, energy efficiency, sustainable construction, water efficiency, transportation and pollution. During the next couple of years Rio will host major world events, including the Rio+20 summit, and the hope is that investments for these events will serve as models of sustainability for cities around the world. Experts from the Rockefeller Foundation and the Fundação Brasileira para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável will help identify potential sustainability projects and present propos...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jscherr/race_to_rio_201...

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