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

 

The future we want? Between hope and despair on the road to the Rio Earth Summit

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 13 January, 2012 27 comments

I have been up at night a lot over the last ten days thinking about the future. You do not have to feel bad for me as the reason was a joyful one: I was carrying around my new born daughter. As I stared at her fresh face and hints of...

Deja vu hits Durban

Blog entry by Susan Cavanagh | 10 December, 2011 1 comment

OMG, it's deja vu all over again. Just over 11 years ago at around 10am on the final day of COP6 I sat at my desk in the Greenpeace office at the Den Hague conference centre with our final statement (below) printed on black paper -...

A just and fair economy

Publication | 1 November, 2011 at 11:35

At Rio de Janeiro in 2012 governments must change the dangerous course we’re on. Sustainable Development Goals should be launched to form the basis of development within planetary boundaries.

Green Economy or Greenwash? That´s the choice at Rio Earth Summit 2012

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 1 November, 2011 2 comments

My favourite article on our recent 40th anniversary was about the serious, important but often invisible political work we do. So while Brian has already told you that our new flagship Rainbow Warrior III will be heading to Rio...

One year to Rio+20 - is there hope?

Blog entry by Daniel Mittler | 4 June, 2011 4 comments

19 years ago more heads of states than ever came together in Rio de Janeiro for what was termed the Earth Summit . They agreed on a few sensible things, such as that "the right to development must be fulfilled so as to equitably meet...

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