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Earth Summit 2012

The Earth Summit was held from 3rd June to 14th June, 1992. This United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) (Rio Earth Summit) was attended by 152 world leaders.

Earth Summit 2012 was held on 20 – 22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and was hosted by the government of Brazil to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. Also known as Rio+ 20, this UN Conference on Sustainable Development had the objective of Securing Political Commitment to Sustainable Development, Assessing Progress Towards Internationally Agreed Commitments and New and Emerging Challenges. The key themes of this conference are:

  • Green Economy – in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
  • Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development – including Global Environmental Governance
  • Emerging Issues – critical issues that should be incorporated into the sustainable development agenda
  • Review of existing commitments – looking at the progress made over the past twenty years.

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