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Rio Earth Summit: Past, Present and Future

5th April 2011


The spirit of Rio past - The Rio Earth Summit 1992
Alistair McGlone (International Lawyer, Defra - UK lawyer at the Rio Earth Summit 1992)

The spirit of Rio future - Preparations for 2012
Jolyon Thomson (International Lawyer, Defra - UK lawyer for the 2012 negotiations)

Has Rio fulfilled its aspirations?
Halina Ward (Director, Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development)

Chair: Jill Barrett, Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

In May 2012, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) will take place in Rio de Janeiro, aiming to: secure renewed political commitment to sustainable development; to assess progress towards internationally agreed goals on sustainable development and to address new and emerging challenges.

You are cordially invited to an event organised by the Government Legal Service Environment Group, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the UK Environmental Law Association to discuss the achievements of the 1992 summit, what has happened since and the prospects for 2012.

Attendance is free. To reserve your place please email Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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