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Brazil opens pavilion for Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

06-14-2012 08:18 BJT Special Report:Wen Attends Rio+20 Summit, Visits Latin America Nations |

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has opened Brazil’s pavilion on the first day of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

To mark the opening, the summit’s Secretary General Sha Zu-kang talked about the goals and expectations for the environmental forum. He said it will result in the creation of sustainable development targets.

The Rio summit has been billed as the most important environmental gathering in a generation. It marks twenty years since the Rio "Earth Summit" which produced landmark climate deals. The conference is expected to attract leading government officials and industry giants. It will set new goals across seven core themes including food security, water and energy.

 

Brazil's President's Dilma Rousseff (front) speaks in front of Rio
de Janeiro's governor Sergio Cabral during the opening of the Brazil
Pavilion for the Rio+20 United Nations sustainable development
summit in Rio de Janeiro June 13, 2012. Rio+20 summit will be
held from 20 to 22 June. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

 

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