What’s Happening at Rio+20: June 19th

first_imgIt’s the final week of Rio+20, and WRI’s experts are on the ground for all the action. Each day, I’ll bring you highlights of what’s on the horizon. Check out the details below on the exciting governance and other events happening tomorrow. And be sure to visit the full list of WRI events at Rio+20.Today was an especially exciting day, as I woke up early to tour Rio de Janeiro’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor. I was joined by a few journalists, members from WRI’s EMBARQ Center for Sustainable Transportation, and Rio transportation officials. After listening to so many talks about sustainability, it was great to see an example of this principle in action. Coming Tomorrow1) Choosing Our Future: Open and Participatory Sustainable Development GovernanceWHEN: Tuesday, June 19 2012, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. BRTWHERE: Fundacao Getulio VargasPraia de Botafogo, 190Rio de Janeiro, BrazilTwitter Hashtag: #choosefuture2)Sneak Peek of Global Forest Watch 2.0: Transforming Transparency of Forest ManagementWHO: Nigel Sizer, Director, Global Forest Initiative, WRIWHEN: Tuesday, June 19 2012, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. BRTWHERE: U.S. Government Pavilion, Athletes Park (opposite Riocentro)Rio de Janeiro, BrazilOpen to the public.3) LEDS Global Partnership – Fostering Collaboration for Low Emissions DevelopmentWHO: Dr. Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group and Incoming President, World Resources Institute; Holger Dalkmann, Director EMBARQWHEN: Tuesday, June 19 2012, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. BRTWHERE: Riocentro Complex, U.S. Center, Athletes ParkBarra da Tijuca, Brazil4) Future of Water Workshop: Innovation for The Future We Want, Transforming Ideas Into More Sustainable SolutionsWHO: Manish Bapna, Interim President, WRIWHEN: Tuesday, June 19 2012, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. BRTWHERE: UFJR/COPPE Pavilion (Athletes Park)Av. Salvador Allende, Barra da TijucaRio de Janeiro, BrazilRSVP to Rodrigo Garcia or Luisa Haddad5) Demo Alley: Showcasing Examples of Technology Helping to Solve Sustainability ChallengesWHO: Nigel Sizer, Director, Global Forest Initiative, WRIWHEN: Tuesday, June 19 2012, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. BRTWHERE: U.S. Government Pavilion, Athlete’s Park (opposite Riocentro)Rio de Janeiro, BrazilNew Blog Posts on Rio+20How We Can Make Progress On Forests During Rio+20 by Nigel SizerDispatches From Rio+20: Tackling Complex, Global Problems In A Beautiful City by Michael OkoFor continued coverage of news and events at #Rioplus20, follow us on Twitter: @worldresources and @michaelokolast_img

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