Rio Conventions Pavilion@Rio+20
13-24 June 2012 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Occurring in parallel to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) from 13-24 June 2012, the Rio Conventions Pavilion will focus on, inter alia, indigenous peoples and local communities, ecosystem-based adaptation, oceans, land, and financing for sustainable development. The Pavilion is a collaborative outreach activity of the Secretariats of the Rio Conventions (namely the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and 25 other international, national and local partners.

June 14 is dedicated to Africa and indigenous peoples and local communities. One of the panels is focused on the contribution of traditional knowledge to climate mitigation and adaptation. Visit the Rio Pavilion website … Follow daily coverage by IISD Reporting Services …