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What's Happening at Rio+20: June 16th

The Rio+20 informal sessions kicked off this week, and WRI’s experts are on the ground for all the action. I just arrived in Rio myself this afternoon. It's a beautiful city--right on the water, with lots of mountains around. I'm looking forward to a very busy and productive week.

Each day, I’ll bring you highlights of upcoming WRI events. Check out the details below on what we’ve got going on tomorrow. And be sure to visit the full list of all WRI events at Rio+20.

Coming Tomorrow: June 16, 2012

1) Workshop: Impact Entrepreneurship With a Focus on Sustainability

WHO: Marcelo Torres, Director, New Ventures Brasil (A WRI center for environmental entrepreneurship)

WHEN: Saturday, June 16 2012, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. BRT

WHERE: Forte Copacabana, Multi-Use Room 1, Praça Coronel Eugênio Franco nº 1, Posto 6, Copacabana Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil 22070-020

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2) Sustainable Development Dialogues: Sustainable Development for Fighting Poverty

WHO: Manish Bapna, Interim President, WRI

WHEN: Saturday, June 16 2012, 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. BRT

WHERE: Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Riocentro Complex, Pavilion 5 Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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3) The Green Economy: Driving Business Value and Competitiveness

This event features three panels focusing on the value of sustainability, green jobs and investment, and GHG Protocol tools for businesses and policymakers.

WHEN: Sunday, June 17 2012, Welcome and keynote address 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. BRT

WHO: Manish Bapna, Interim President, WRI

  • Panel 1: Demonstrating the value of sustainability and unlocking next practices. 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BRT. Featuring: Peter Madden, CEO, Forum for the Future; Jennifer Morgan Director, Climate and Energy Program, WRI; and others

  • Panel 2: Achieving the promise of green jobs and investment. 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. BRT. Moderator: Manish Bapna, Interim President, WRI; Panel Discussion

  • Panel 3: GHG Protocol tools for businesses and policymakers. 5:10 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. BRT. Keynote: Carlos Klink, Brazilian National Secretary on Climate Change and Environmental Quality. Featuring: Wee Kean Fong and Kaleigh Robinson, GHG Protocol, WRI

WHERE: Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Copacabana Fort Espaço das Ideias Circulantes Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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