Rio+20 Earth Summit 2012
20 - 22 June 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Twenty years after the first gathering under the banner Earth Summit put sustainable development on the global political map, heads of state and government, business leaders and civil society will again come together in Rio to gauge how much progress has been made and what needs to be done next.

While there are increasingly worrying signs that the Earth Summit will be marred by a 'business as usual' attitude and a very low level of ambition, we will be there to press home what is possible: that solutions are available and affordable, that investments in clean technologies are rising, that deforestation can be stopped, and food provided for all if governments have the will.

Greenpeace will focus at the Rio+20 Earth Summit on ending the Wild West exploitation of our High Seas, on achieving a zero deforestation law in Brazil. You can find all about Greenpeace at the Earth Summit on this page.

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SOS - Support Ocean Sanctuaries!

Blog entry by Zelda DT Soriano | April 5, 2014

It was a good meeting for the oceans! This is at least a consolation for not seeing the Statue of Liberty. Coming from Manila, Philippines to New York for the first time it is a shame not to have a selfie with the icon of the city,...

One year after Rio+20: The movement for a better world is growing

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | June 21, 2013 4 comments

One year after the biggest ever UN Summit closed at Rio de Janeiro , Brazil is in the news again. An impressive and large movement is growing as people stand up for their right to fairly-priced public transport and for a better...

Rio+20 not the Oceans Summit but High Seas protection gains support and prominence

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | June 27, 2012 1 comment

The Rio+20 Summit has failed to create the future that people and planet desperately need. The battle for our Oceans, though, got an extra wind at Rio. I therefore did not leave Rio depressed, but with hope and determination that the...

Beyond Rio+20 – let´s mobilize for a better world

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | June 22, 2012 5 comments

Today a personal journey ends for me, not just the Rio Earth Summit. I have been involved in the Rio Earth Summit process for two years . I never had much hope for this summi t, but as it is ending I am also not as depressed, as you...

Greenpeace Press Statement: Rio+20 Earth Summit-a failure of epic proportions

Press release | June 22, 2012 at 17:57

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo comment: Rio+20 Earth Summit - a failure of epic proportions

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