ARGENTINA: Latin American Forum to Prepare for Rio+20
BUENOS AIRES, Apr 9 (Tierramérica).- The city of Rosario in the eastern Argentine province of Santa Fe will host the Latin American Forum on Sustainable Development: Rosario, Towards Rio+20, which will bring together representatives of governments, international agencies and civil society organizations.*Source: Inter Press Service.
“It is going to be the most important event in the run-up to the summit,” said Gregorio Acerbi from the Undersecretariat of the Environment of Rosario, referring to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), to be held in June in Brazil.
The forum, which will take place Apr. 22-24, will be attended by representatives of Latin American governments, environmentalists, businesspeople and youth, along with representatives of the United Nations Development Programme.
The aim is to discuss and exchange experiences in the forum’s main themes: climate change, biodiversity, renewable energies, the green economy and governance, Acerbi told Tierramérica. The forum will produce a document to be presented at Rio+20.