WWF Contribution to public consultation on the EU Position for the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Posted on 20 May 2011  | 
The EU is preparing its priorities and joint position to take to the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012.  This UN Conference follows on 20 years later from the famous Rio 1992 where the Rio principles were adopted and the three UN conventions on climate change, biodiversity and desertification were agreed. The themes of the 2012 Rio Conference are "the green economy in the context of poverty eradication and sustainable development" and "international governance for sustainable development". 
WWF's priorities for sustainable development and environmental protection worldwide helped shape the first Rio Conference and we have continued ever since to press governments to live up to their international commitments.  We are pushing the EU as a self-styled leader in the field of sustainable development to come up with ambitious solutions to the many interlinked global challenges now facing people and the planet.
The EU organised a public consultation for Rio+20 to which WWF has contributed its ideas. 
Aerial shot of a winding river, Amazon rainforest, Loreto region, Peru.
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