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UNEP FI Activities @ Rio+20

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

20-22 June 2012 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) marks the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.

From 20-22 June 2012, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together at the Rio+20 Conference, to shape the global debate on ways to reduce poverty, advance social equity, and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet.

Rio+20 represents a watershed moment for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), given the conference’s focus on a more balanced, inclusive, and green economy.

As UNEP’s dedicated finance and sustainability platform, UNEP FI is strongly engaged in Rio+20.


UNEP FI Position Paper

It is crucial that the role of the financial sector in achieving sustainable development be clearly reflected at Rio+20.

The UNEP FI Position Paper, which has been consulted with our 200 plus financial institution members, makes a clear statement on the role of the financial sector in achieving sustainable development and offers a set of recommendations on how the international community and policy-makers can further enable and incentivise sustainable finance at Rio+20.

To view the UNEP FI position paper on Rio+20, please click here.


Related links

Rio+20 Outcome Document

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD)

Corporate Sustainability Forum

Inspire, Invest, Innovate – The Business Case for The Green Economy (UNEP)

Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative – Global Dialogue 2012

BASD Rio+20 Day

World Green Summit

IISD Reporting Services

Summaries of UNEP FI sessions at the Corporate Sustainability Forum

A summary of the outcomes of the Brazilian governments 'Dialogues for Sustainable Development






Since Rio+20
  Creating the New "Normal"

A discussion paper seeking to inform the development of a global strategy on the financing of sustainable development in the wake of Rio+20

Calendar 15-22 June 2012
  UNEP FI & Related Activities at Rio+20

UNEP FI Launches
  Principles for Sustainable Insurance

Natural Capital Declaration

Press releases
  The Principles for Sustainable Insurance press release (English)


Natural Capital Declaration press release (English)

Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative press release (English)

Corporate Sustainability Reporting press release (English)