I’ve been packing my bags and trying to clear out my inbox, because I’m off to Brazil tomorrow in anticipation of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (June 20-22). I’ll be posting updates on our Sustainable Earth hub, so look for that.
Also keep an eye on the @NatGeoGreen Twitter account, where I’ll be making updates from the action.
Our colleagues at the Great Energy Challenge just posted a handy guide on virtual resources for those who can’t make it to the Marvelous City. (That post, in turn, was published with permission from the Human Impacts Institute Blog.)
I won’t repeat everything from their post, but the main resources are:
Main Twitter hashtags: #rioplus20 #earthsummit #futurewewant
UN Rio+20 Conference: @UN_Rio+20
UN Development Programme: @UNDP
UN Environmental Programme: @UNEP
UN CDS Major Group for Children and Youth: @MGCY_UNCSD
Brice Lalonde, Rio+20 Executive Coordinator: @BriceLalonde
National Geographic Environment: @NatGeoGreen
Human Impacts Institute: @HumanImpacts
- IISD Reporting Services: http://www.iisd.ca/uncsd/rio20/
- NRDC: switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mdavidson/ and switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/jscherr/
- Road to Rio+20: www.roadtorioplus20.org/blog
- Rio+20 Official Website: www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/
- Human Impacts Institute Blog: blog.humanimpactsinstitute.org
- National Geographic Road to Rio: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/blog/road-to-rio20/
Earth Summit Watch is designed to solicit information on what individual countries around the world are doing to prepare for Rio+20, including an interesting map showing which countries have a head of state who has committed to attend.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) will have dedicated coverage of Rio+20 meetings and side events.
This post was adapted from a longer post at the Human Impacts Institute Blog and was republished with permission. You will find more coverage of Rio+20 there and at National Geographic’s Sustainable Earth: Road to Rio+20 hub.