RIO+20 is “once-in-a-generation opportunity”, Brazilian Ambassador says
08/12/2011 06:35 - Portal Brasil
Addressing an audience of delegates, NGOs, third parties and media during a side event on preparations for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, set to take place in Rio de Janiero on 20-22 June 2012, the head of the Department of Environment and Special Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of Brazil, Ambassador André Corrêa do Lago, credited the Rio conventions for the production of knowledge and science on climate change. This side event hosted by the United Nations division of Sustainable Development took place in Durban, South Africa, this Wednesday, December 7, during the COP17 negotiations.
“The Rio+20 Conference is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address long-term issues,” Ambassador Corrêa do Lago said.
He also acknowledged the essential role that civil society plays in such negotiations. The Deputy National Secretary of the Brazilian Organizing Committee, José Solla, underscored the commitment to hosting a green event, with accessibility and connectivity for all.
Read the complete Submission by Brazil to the Preparatory Process Rio+20 Conference here.
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