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The Climate Group gears up for Rio+20

29 May 2012
The Climate Group gears up for Rio+20

LONDON: In less than one month, world leaders in politics, business and campaigning will gather in Brazil for the long-awaited United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), or the Rio+20 Earth Summit, as it is more commonly known. And The Climate Group will be there. 

The conference has three official objectives:

  • secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development
  • assess the progress and implementation gaps in meeting already agreed commitments
  • address new and emerging challenges.

The Climate Group and its partners will be in Rio+20, at the heart of the debate. We will be communicating the Clean Revolution in action by mobilizing leadership to accelerate the transition to a global, low carbon economy. Over the course of three days, we will host a program of events that will bring together leaders from government, business and finance to work towards scaling up clean technology, market innovation and visionary governance. 

Here is a summary of our packed agenda:

Sunday, June 17

Rio Forward: Transformative Solutions for a Green Economy 

The Climate Group will be joined by international innovators to define and showcase examples of low carbon transformative solutions. The session will cover examples of best practice from small to global companies and from local to national governments. 

Business and Transformational Change in the Urban Environment – Lighting the Clean Revolution

The Climate Group and lead partner Philips will present a new report, Lighting the Clean Revolution which spotlights case studies of cities implementing low carbon lighting and outlines how LED lighting can lead the way in energy efficiency.

Clean Revolution Cocktail Reception

Monday, June 18

The Clean Revolution Launch

The Climate Group and its coalition of high-profile world leaders will launch the Clean Revolution, a major initiative by The Climate Group, the UN and World Bank. Speakers will review the role of leadership in the transition to a low carbon economy. We will draw upon examples of successful leadership today, analyzing the drivers of this leadership and reviewing the characteristics of leading organizations.

General Assembly of The Climate Group’s States & Regions Alliance

This is a closed-door, invite-only event. 

Tuesday, June 19

World Summit of States & Regions Opening Ceremony

Sub-national Governments Leading the Clean Revolution

The Climate Group will be presenting a new report into the important role of international states and regions in accelerating the Clean Revolution towards a green economy. 

The Climate Group will bring you all the latest news from our sessions during the conference via our website, on Twitter and through our 360 newsletter. If you are interested in attending any of our Rio+20 events please contact

Until then, head to or follow the #CleanRevolution hashtag on Twitter. 

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