Rio +20

ICLEI Rio +20

This is not time to talk. It is time to take action! - Marcelo Ebrard, Mayor of Mexico City
Yes, I do place more faith in the local governments. - Brittany Triffold, Date with History contest winner
Governments are paralyzed, and that makes your presence more important.- Christiana Figueres
Who WILL choose the the future is different from who SHOULD choose the future! - Martin Lees
By building sustainable towns and cities, you will build global sustainability. - Ban Ki-moon


ICLEI at Rio+20


The Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20-22 June 2012. ICLEI has been involved in the Rio+20 process in three ways.

  • Advocacy: As Local Authorities Major Group Organizing Partner, ICLEI facilitated the presence and active participation of local governments.  Read about ICLEI at Rio+20, an evaluation of ICLEI of the Rio+20 outcome and how ICLEI continues to drive agendas for sustainable cities  here.

  • Global Town Hall : We organized the biggest gathering of key actors in urban sustainability! From 18-22 June, the Global Town Hall saw 24 sessions with over hundred speakers and 5000 delegates.

  • Participation in partners' events: ICLEI held a successful official side event "Decisions we need for the city of 2030", and ICLEI Mayors and staff were asked to speak at about 25 side events organized by partner organizations.




Get a sneak peek of our activities at Rio+20 by browsing through some selected tweets and photos!







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