Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
Rio+20 is the 2012 conference that convened high-ranking leaders from government, think tanks, the private sector and civil society to accelerate the implementation of sustainable development and the green economy.
USGBC is always pleased to be part of the global dialogue and leadership surrounding the international development agenda for the next decade and beyond. Rio+20 impacts the work of government, national institutions, civil society organizations and corporations at the national, regional and local levels, as well as fuel the progress of critical sustainable programs around the world.
In 2011, USGBC co-hosted with ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability USA at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, the Honorable Sha Zukang, secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). His keynote address, The Road to Rio+20, explained the role of key global and national stakeholders and the impact and vision of the historic Rio+20 conference.