Rio+20 as seen by Alain Billand, responsible of the forest department at the CIRAD (French international research center of agronomy and development).
This conference is being held in Rio de Janeiro from 20 to 22 June 2012, 20 years after the first Earth Summit, which had marked a turning point in the consideration of environmental challenges at the international level. It helped foster the recognition of an integrated approach to sustainable development and the fight against poverty, in particular its social and environmental aspects.
Further information on France’s commitment with regards to biodiversity : http://goo.gl/aPqQB
Further information : http://goo.gl/ktS86