The Road to Rio+20: Democracy Now!

Throughout Earth Day weekend, Green Festival went live online at the U-Stream Channel, Green Festivals: The Road to Rio and Beyond, streaming all Main Stage speakers and taking the green and sustainable conversation beyond the walls of the festival, connecting with Rio+20 communities, and promoting a continuing global conversation about the future we face.

Rio+20 - the short name for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development - is currently taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 20-22, 2012. This conference, composed of global leaders, heads of state and government representatives will focus on two themes:

(Source: http://www.uncsd2012.org)

Opening the Rio+20 Conference is the winner of the “Date With History” youth video speech contest, organized by the global TckTckTck campaign and sponsored by NRDC, UN Foundation, Climate Nexus and Rockefeller Foundation.

Winner Brittany Trilford, a student from Wellington, New Zealand, will speak to over 130 heads of state and deputy heads of state at the Rio+20 summit. On June 18th, Brittany addressed the UN Global Compact Corporate Sustainability Forum, asking them to join her as she fights for her future.

To keep up with the Rio+20 plenary meetings online, visit webtv.un.org. Also, join the conversation by following the hashtags #rioplus20 and #rioplussocial on Twitter.