Azerbaijan to attend Rio+20 conference

Azerbaijan to attend Rio+20 conference
# 30 April 2012 09:55 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Anakhanım Hidoyatova - APA-Economics. Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 20-22, 2012.

Rio+20 Earth Summit will bring together world leaders at the event. The conference is taking place 20 years after the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) was held in Rio.

Participants will also negotiate institutional reforms aimed at ensuring more consistent and holistic actions on global environmental and development issues, thereby striving to take into equal account social, economic and environmental imperatives. The leitmotiv of this conference, however, is the so-called “Green Economy” and governments will spend time at RIO+20 discussing its meaning, definition, principles and purpose. They also plan to secure intergovernmental consensus on actions needed for a “global transition” to a green economy for sustainable development. Some observers consider this merely as an opportunity to seek market solutions in favour of the private sector, rather than a commitment to support a transition to a socially just and ecologically healthy model.
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