A Modern Poseidon

  • June 22, 2012

Be A Hero


Update: Read Pew's concluding statement for Rio+20.

With trident in hand and poised for action, the Greek god Poseidon was "Ruler of the Sea."

At the Rio+20 summit—the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro ending today, June 22—the ocean once again needed a protector. This meeting provided a unique opportunity for governments to make critical commitments for ocean protection. 

In the videos below, Sue Lieberman, Pew's international policy director, provides developments from the negotiations, including good and bad news for the ocean. Tune in here for concluding remarks to learn whether global leaders seized this opportunity for change.

Friday June 22, 2012


Sue Lieberman provides an update from the final day of Rio+20. There have been mixed results for ocean conservation. Learn more in our latest video.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Negotiators have agreed on text to be approved by world leaders meeting this week in Rio at a summit focused on sustainable development. There is mixed news for the ocean. Sue Lieberman, Director of International Policy explains.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Will this become known as the Ocean Summit or not? Important decisions now likely to go to Heads of State as they arrive this week. Sue Lieberman summarizes where we are now.  



Sunday, June 17, 2012

Susan Lieberman, Director for International Policy at the Pew Environment Group, responds to news at Rio+20 and says she is cautiously optimistic about a good outcome for the ocean as negotiations continue before Heads of State arrive next week.

Visit www.oceansinc.org for more information.

Topics: Oceans, Environment