Recommendations from the Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation at Rio+20

The Forum was a great success, bringing together leading international scientists, policy-makers, industry, NGOs, journalists and youth from more than 75 countries. Over 1,000 people attended the event, with another 1,000 watching the live webcast and many more interacting via social media. Recommendations from the sessions are now online, alongside the live blog, recordings of the sessions and other information.

The Forum ran from 11-15 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the days just prior to Rio+20.

Missed the Forum? Want to revisit sessions?

Read the blog

See the photos

View all the main sessions


Blog and media highlights

At Rio, a new contract for science?
Chinadialogue, 20 June 2012

If you were in Rio…
Chinadialogue, 18 June 2012

‘We told you so,’ and other final messages from the Science Forum
SciDevNet, 17 June 2012

Harnessing New Scientific Capacity
Science, 15 June 2012

UNsustainable?
Science, 15 June 2012

Rio+20 Earth summit: scientists call for action on population
The Guardian, 14 June 2012

ICSU to launch global initiative for monitoring urban health
SciDevNet, 14 June 2012

Science is key to our sustainable future
Al Jazeera, 9 June 2012

The Forum was organised by ICSU, in partnership with UNESCO, the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.

It was held at the Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-Rio) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Forum was one of ICSU’s activities for Rio+20.

Share: