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What's Happening at Rio+20: June 19th

It's the final week of Rio+20, and WRI’s experts are on the ground for all the action. Each day, I’ll bring you highlights of what's on the horizon. Check out the details below on the exciting governance and other events happening tomorrow. And be sure to visit the full list of WRI events at Rio+20.

Today was an especially exciting day, as I woke up early to tour Rio de Janeiro's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor. I was joined by a few journalists, members from WRI's EMBARQ Center for Sustainable Transportation, and Rio transportation officials. After listening to so many talks about sustainability, it was great to see an example of this principle in action.

Coming Tomorrow

1) Choosing Our Future: Open and Participatory Sustainable Development Governance

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19 2012, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. BRT

WHERE: Fundacao Getulio Vargas Praia de Botafogo, 190 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Twitter Hashtag: #choosefuture

2)Sneak Peek of Global Forest Watch 2.0: Transforming Transparency of Forest Management

WHO: Nigel Sizer, Director, Global Forest Initiative, WRI

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. BRT

WHERE: U.S. Government Pavilion, Athletes Park (opposite Riocentro) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Open to the public.

3) LEDS Global Partnership – Fostering Collaboration for Low Emissions Development

WHO: Dr. Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group and Incoming President, World Resources Institute; Holger Dalkmann, Director EMBARQ

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19 2012, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. BRT

WHERE: Riocentro Complex, U.S. Center, Athletes Park Barra da Tijuca, Brazil

4) Future of Water Workshop: Innovation for The Future We Want, Transforming Ideas Into More Sustainable Solutions

WHO: Manish Bapna, Interim President, WRI

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19 2012, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. BRT

WHERE: UFJR/COPPE Pavilion (Athletes Park) Av. Salvador Allende, Barra da Tijuca Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

RSVP to Rodrigo Garcia or Luisa Haddad

5) Demo Alley: Showcasing Examples of Technology Helping to Solve Sustainability Challenges

WHO: Nigel Sizer, Director, Global Forest Initiative, WRI

WHEN: Tuesday, June 19 2012, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. BRT

WHERE: U.S. Government Pavilion, Athlete’s Park (opposite Riocentro) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

New Blog Posts on Rio+20

How We Can Make Progress On Forests During Rio+20 by Nigel Sizer

Dispatches From Rio+20: Tackling Complex, Global Problems In A Beautiful City by Michael Oko

For continued coverage of news and events at #Rioplus20, follow us on Twitter: @worldresources and @michaeloko

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