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Rio+20 policy briefs released by the GEC Programmes

The first five Rio+20 policy briefs have been released by the Global Environmental Change (GEC) programmes. The policy briefs specifically target policy-makers in the Rio+20 process, aiming to give them access to the latest scientific thinking on sustainable development.

The Rio+20 conference on sustainable development will take place in June 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Each brief tackles an issue of importance to the conference, with a focus on the main themes of Rio+20: a Green Economy and the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development.

The policy briefs currently available are:

  • Water security
  • Food security
  • Biodiversity and ecosystems
  • Transforming governance and institutions
  • Interconnected risks and solutions

The policy briefs are part of the scientific preparations for the international science and policy conference, Planet Under Pressure: new knowledge towards solutions (26-29 March, London, UK).

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