Phone Briefing: Rio+20 - One Month Out

  • May 25, 2012

What's Now on the Agenda and What Are the Expected Outcomes?

On Friday, May 25, the Pew Environment Group, the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP), and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) hosted a media phone briefing about the approaching U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20. 

The conference, taking place in Rio de Janeiro from June 20 to 22, 20 years after the first Earth Summit, has a broad and ambitious agenda.

Speakers provided an update on the status of negotiations and potential outcomes, discussed the key role of ocean protection in these talks, and touched on some of the energy access issues expected to be discussed in Rio next month. A question-and-answer session followed opening remarks from the speakers.

Listen to a recording of the briefing:

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Phone briefing on the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

Friday, May 25, at 11 a.m. EDT/15:00 GMT


  • Amy Fraenkel, Director, United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America (UNEP RONA)
  • Samantha Smith, head of WWF's Global Climate and Energy Initiative
  • Susan Lieberman, director of international policy, Pew Environment Group

Topics: Oceans, Environment