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.

The latest updates

 

Greenpeace comment on state of Rio+20 negotiations text for adoption

Press release | 19 June, 2012 at 18:08

Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace International Executive Director said: “The future we want has gotten a little further away today. Rio+20 has turned into an epic failure. It has failed on equity, failed on ecology and failed on economy.”

Fossil fools from G20 to Rio+20

Blog entry by Patricia Lerner, Greenpeace International | 19 June, 2012 3 comments

Three years ago I was in Pittsburgh and witnessed the G20 leaders commit to phasing out "inefficient fossil fuel subsidies over the medium term". That wasn´t the urgency we were looking for then, or the one sought with the global...

#EndFossilFuelSubsidies

Blog entry by Anna K | 18 June, 2012 2 comments

Does your government say that they want to help stop climate change? If so, as a first step, they should stop funding it . Join the  'twitterstorm'  today to tell them so! This year, governments worldwide will spend...

Rising Powers Take the Floor at Rio+20

Blog entry by Yong Rong, Greenpeace East Asia | 17 June, 2012 3 comments

Last week, I kissed my five-year-old daughter goodbye in Beijing and got on a flight bound for Rio de Janeiro. 25 hours later, I joined some 50,000 other people in Rio for the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Absent from that big crowd,...

New Rio+20 Negotiating Text: Greenpeace comment

Press release | 17 June, 2012 at 2:56

Daniel Mittler, Greenpeace International Political Director said: “If broadly adopted, the latest text from the Brazilian government would condemn the world to a future of pollution, plunder and destruction. There is no action here, no commitment...

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