This special section focuses on the Rio+20 U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development, which takes place in Brazil from June 20 to 22, 2012. This conference comes two decades after the historic 1992 Earth Summit, which led to the Kyoto Protocol on capping greenhouse gas emissions and a treaty on biodiversity, and the 2002 Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development.
The Rio+20 conference will focus on two key themes: a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, and the institutional framework for sustainable development. The event is expected to attract more than 50,000 participants from governments, companies and environmental and lobby groups.
In this special section, AJW will offer analyses, interviews and features that look at the enormous challenges involved in the Rio+20 conference's attempt to lay the foundations of a world of prosperity, peace and sustainability.