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

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 things happening tomorrow. And be sure to visit the full list of WRI's Rio+20 events.

The formal text for Rio+20's official outcome document was agreed to today. Meanwhile, WRI hosted its event on governance (watch the video recording here), and I had the opportunity to spend some time with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who visited Rio de Janeiro's operation center. Plus, the Mayor of Rio highlighted the EMABARQ Center for Sustainable Transportation's work on the city's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor.

The official, three-day Rio+20 conference begins tomorrow, June 20th. Here's what's on tap:

Coming Tomorrow

1) Sustainable Urban Transport Saves Lives

WHO: Holger Dalkmann, Director, EMBARQ

WHEN: Wednesday, June 20 2012, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. BRT

WHERE: Rio Onibus Auditorium Rua da Assembléia, 10 - 39 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 20011-901

2) Global Launch Event: The U.S. Water Partnership

WHO: Dr. Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change at the World Bank Group; Incoming President, World Resources Institute

WHEN: Wednesday, June 20 2012, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. BRT

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

Rio+20 official credentials are required to enter.

New Blog Posts on Rio+20

WRI's Experts Weigh In: What Do You Hope Will Come Out Of Rio+20? by Sarah Parsons

Green Vs. Gray Infrastructure: When Nature Is Better Than Concrete by John Talberth and Craig Hanson

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

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

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