In June 2012, the United Nations hosted the “Rio+20” global sustainable development summit in Rio de Janeiro. See the page below for WRI’s resources on Rio +20, including relevant projects, blog posts, and a summary statement on the conference.
WRI’s experts were deeply engaged at Rio+20 in promoting a renewed urgency around sustainable development and the need for concrete and accountable steps to achieve this goal. WRI staff in business, climate, energy, food, forests, governance, and transportation participated in Rio+20, leading discussions and sharing WRI’s analysis.
Outcomes from Rio+20
Read WRI Interim President Manish Bapna’s summary statement on Rio+20: Rio+20 Wraps Up with “More of a Whimper Than a Roar”
WRI experts have also weighed in on a number of the summit’s outcomes in our WRI Insights series,
Rio+20 In The Rear View:
Countries Commit to Improve Environmental Governance
by Joseph Foti
More Progress from Business Needed
by Kirsty Jenkinson and Manish Bapna
Getting Business on Board with the Green Economy
by Samantha Putt del Pino
A Missed Opportunity for Climate Change Action
by Jennifer Morgan
Companies Call for Better Water Governance
by Betsy Otto
A Look at Rio de Janeiro’s New Greenhouse Gas Reduction Program
by Wee Kean Fong and Stacy Kotorac
What’s the Road Ahead for Sustainable Transportation?
by Holger Dalkmann
- Working Paper: April, 2012
- Working Paper: February, 2012