Side Events - Rio+20


Enhancing science-policy links for Rio+20: the Future Earth initiative

Future Earth is a new 10-year international research initiative that will develop the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades. Future Earth will mobilize thousands of scientists while strengthening partnerships with policy-makers and other stakeholders to provide sustainability options and solutions in the wake of Rio+20. This event aims to strategically link international scientific cooperation with collaboration in sustainable development.
Future Earth is a joint initiative of the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the Belmont Forum, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations University (UNU), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) supportive, and actively involved in the establishment of Future Earth. Future Earth will build on the strengths of the current Global Environmental Change Programmes: Diversitas, IGBP, IHDP and WCRP.


Type of Event Consultative Meeting
Start 22.06.2012 12:00 local time
End 22.06.2012 13:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Brito, Lidia
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Lidia Brito
Country Brazil
City Rio de Janerio
Venue Barra da Tijuca
Street Room: T-9, Barra da Tijuca
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of Brazil to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants 200
Official Website Future Earth website
Link 1 Further details (Rio+20 website)
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