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The future the world wants

September 6, 2012

The Rio+20 conference sought to create a common vision of sustainable development for our Earth and highlighted decent jobs, energy, sustainable cities, food security and sustainable agriculture, water, oceans, and disaster readiness, as areas needing attention. In the aftermath of the summit, how might we move forward to address these critical needs? Hear a panel of experts address this question.

Wednesday, September 12
5-6:30 P.M.
Avogadro's Number
605 S. Mason Street

Join the School of Global Environmental Sustainability for the first installment of Fall 2012 Managing the Planet Panel Series.

Our panel will talk about the progress made at RIO+20, and prospects for the future. This event is free and open to the public.

What is Rio+20?

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in June of 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was referred to as "Rio+20" because it took place twenty years after the original Rio Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio in 1992.

The aim of the 2012 conference was to provide an opportunity for global leaders to come together and define a sustainable development pathway that leads to a future in which the whole global population can enjoy a decent standard of living while preserving the earth's ecosystems and natural resources.

After Rio+20: Moving Forward

The work of the 1992 and 2012 summits helped frame a common vision for an economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable future for our planet.

Now that we have a sense of the future the world wants, how do we move forward with that vision? Our panel will create a dialogue around this question.

Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Sustainable development is the guiding principle for long-term global development and the focus of our panel's discussion.


Moderated by Gene Kelly, Department Head, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences; SoGES Associate Director for Research and Development.  

Contact: Kerri McDermid
Phone: (970) 492-4155