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

 

President Dilma - Veto This Forest Code Hatchet Job

Feature story | 26 April, 2012 at 13:49

Following years of intense pressure from the agribusiness sector, Brazil's parliament yesterday afternoon approved sweeping reforms to the country's forest protection law that spell destruction for the Amazon rainforest.

Brazilian Congress passes destructive new Forest Code

Press release | 26 April, 2012 at 11:53

Brasília, Brazil, April 26, 2012 - The Brazilian Congress approved significant changes to the Forest Code, which threatens to undo years of progress in the Amazon. Greenpeace is calling on Brazil's President Dilma to veto the changes, or risk the...

What world will I face on my 70th birthday?

Blog entry by Kaisa Kosonen | 4 April, 2012 1 comment

I turned 34 last week. On my birthday I happened to be attending the Planet Under Pressure science conference in London . So there I was, with about 3000 others, listening to world’s leading earth system scientists and trying to...

Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Mixed Bag

Blog entry by Pat Lerner | 3 February, 2012

With this year’s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development meeting – also known as “Rio+20” – fast approaching, Greenpeace senior political advisor Pat Lerner takes an in-depth look at the UNSG’s High Level Panel report on...

Davos failed to address fundamentals – will the next Earth Summit in Rio?

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | 2 February, 2012 6 comments

At the World Economics Forum in Davos last week, no one was denying that we face serious economic, social and environmental crises. When even the Financial Times runs a series of articles on " Capitalism in crisis ", it´s obvious that...

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