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

 

Rio+20: High Seas protection possible; right to food? US says: "delete"

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 6 June, 2012 2 comments

If you believe the United Nations press release a lot was achieved at last week´s "informal informal" negotiations for Rio+20: "Before the negotiations, only 6 per cent of the text had been agreed upon.  Now, that number has jumped...

Pig iron shipment blocked

Press release | 26 May, 2012 at 14:03

Sao Luis, Brazil, May 26th 2012 – The day after Brazil’s President Dilma failed to fully veto controversial changes to the countries ‘forest code’, the Greenpeace ship ‘Rainbow Warrior’ ship is taking direct action in the Amazon to stop a...

Dilma delivers vague announcement of new Forest Code

Press release | 25 May, 2012 at 23:34

Brasilia, Brazil May 24, 2012 - President Dilma today vetoed parts of the new Forest Code but fell dramatically short of the demand by the Brazilian people to completely veto the new law. In an attempt to placate the majority of Brazilians...

Rio+20: The Future We Want versus the Powerpoint they negotiate ...

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 25 May, 2012 3 comments

Over the last six months I have been away from home a lot watching our governments editing a powerpoint in windowless rooms. Sounds sad, I know. But the document entitled "The Future We Want" is not just any powerpoint. It´s supposed...

Why an oceans rescue plan must be agreed at Rio

Blog entry by Richard Page | 24 May, 2012

It’s only a few weeks until the Rio+20 Earth Summit and although the countdown has started, the world’s politicians still don’t understand that our long-term future is at stake. Our future depends on protecting the global...

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