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Media Room: Rio+20


Media Room: Rio+20

Welcome to the WWF Media Center. Our team is on the ground and we’re here to help you.

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To arrange an interview with Yolanda Kakabadse, James Leape, Lasse Gustavsson or other WWF experts please contact Oscar Soria or Gemma Parkes.

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What WWF wants out of Rio+20

Sustainable Development Goals
These goals must be an evolution of the Millennium Development Goals and Rio+20 should name thematic areas such as food, water, energy and oceans goals and set up the process to create them, fund them and measure them.

To value natural wealth
World leaders agree to create indicators to measure the quality of the environment, nature, and biodiversity and ecosystems alongside their existing economic (GDP) and social (IHDI) indicators.

Subsidy reform
World leaders should agree to transparent annual reporting and review on subsidy reforms leading to the elimination of by 2020 of all environmentally harmful subsidies, in particular fossil fuel subsidies.

Ocean governance
World leaders should agree to better ocean governance, including addressing the conservation and sustainable use of the high seas, outside of national boundaries.

A stronger UN Environment Programme
World leaders should agree to strengthen UNEP with the funding and authority to properly protect the world’s environment.

» More on WWF's policy positions for Rio+20

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WWF's side events agenda - June 21, 2012

Time: 11:30-12:30
Location: Multipurpose Pavilion, Athletes Park

Mozambique GG RMap Launch
Time: 12:50-13:10
Location: RioConventio Pavilion, Athletes PArk

Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security
Time: 19:00-20:30
Location: RioCentro Conference Centre P3-C

Decisions We Need for the City of 2030
Time: 19:00-20:30
Location: RioCentro Conference Centre P3-6


"We need Rio+20 to deliver new environmental indicators so that we can measure what we treasure."

Jim Leape, Director General, WWF International

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Photo: Albums of imagery have been prepared in the WWF Global Photo Network to support the themes of Rio+20.

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