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“RIO+20” Workshop

Alexandria University, Alexandria, EGYPT (22 December 2012)

Historical Background

The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), also known as the Rio Summit, Rio Conference, Earth Summit was a major United Nations conference held in Rio de Janeiro from 3 June to 14 June 1992.

An outcome of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), “the Rio Earth Summit,” was Agenda 21, a comprehensive plan for global, national, and local action on sustainable development. Twenty years later the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) was also held in Rio in June 2012, commonly called Rio+20 or Rio Earth Summit 2012 focusing on a “green economy” agenda.

About RIO+20

At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, and other groups, come together to shape how to reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.

RETBE’12 and RIO+20

The RETBE’12 Conference committee is pleased to announce that a roundtable discussion (workshop) entitled “Rio+20” will take place in parallel to the RETBE’12 conference (scheduled from 22 to 24 December 2012).

The workshop “Rio+20” in Alexandria is scheduled for 22 December 2012, which will focus on five issues that need priority attention; these issues are:

  • Environmental Pillar
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Energy
  • Sustainable cities and human settlements
  • Sustainable Transport

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss where we stand in Egypt and to identify the pathway to a safer, more equitable, cleaner, greener and more prosperous world, which falls within the main theme of RETBE’12 (Environmental Road Map – From Dream to Reality).

  • RETBE’12 and RIO+20 Flyer

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