2012-06-19 Rio+20

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

Swedish tourism initiative launches at RIO+20

The Swedish Travel and Tourism Industry Federation (RTS) and the UN’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will launch a joint project entitled “Down to Earth for Tourism” at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Press release in English (PDF): Swedish tourism initiative launches in Rio+20
Pressmeddelande på svenska (PDF): Svensk turisminnovation lanseras i Rio+20

Stockholm+40 – Call for Action
18 Jun 2012 – 18 Jun 2012
5:00 PM – 6:00 PMRio Centro, Conference Room P3-3

This side event will present the main messages from the Conference Stockholm+40. A panel with participants from the conference will discuss how to bring the messages forward from Rio and beyond.

Opening remarks by H.M. the King of Sweden; Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation; and Lena Ek, Swedish Minister for the Environment.

Panel members: Cecilia Hertz, Founder and Managing Director, Umbilical Design; Alva Snis Sigtryggson, Youth representative, National Council of Swedish Youth Organisations and Nicolo Wojewoda, Director, Road to Rio+20.
Stockholm+40 – Partnership Forum for Sustainable Development took place in Stockholm on 23-25 April. Stockholm+40 provided a platform for sharing good examples, discussing concrete measures and proposing recommendations on how actors in different fields can contribute and join hands in forward-looking coalitions in advancing the sustainability agenda.

Link: UNCSD: Stockholm+40 Call for Action!

Link: Stockholm+40 – Partnership Forum for Sustainable Development, Conference report