About Us

The World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+Centre) is a legacy of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) and was set up to keep the commitment to sustainable development alive in both action and ideas.  As one of the key outcomes…

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire and inform policies and practices that lead to greater social, environmental and economic justice. We do this by….: Gathering and producing research and evidence on paradigms, policies and practices that can successfully address the challenge…

Our Work

The RIO+Centre provides a hub for dialogue and action where diverse and divergent perspectives on pathways to equitable and sustainable development can be explored and put into policies and practice. We work in alliance with others to help build the…


How Aussi, an app for small businesses, dribbled lack of resources with creative partnerships

Young entrepreneurs and Aussi app founders Marllon Calaes, Daniel Ushida, Antonio Cardo and Felipe Ferraz invested 50 thousands reais from their own pockets to launch an app to provide consulting to micro and small entrepreneurs.

Shortening distances: bringing the SDGs to the local level

The last day of our visiting researcher of IASS in Rio

The water cycle as a guiding principle for integrated resource management

To achieve integrated, climate-resilient, sustainable and equitable management of water and ocean resources, and universal access to safe water supply and sanitation, through improved water and ocean governance

RIO+ Centre’s Own Team Member Releases New Book on Sustainability

To achieve the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) new approaches are needed, particularly those approaches that engage individuals and bring the goals into everyday lives. A new book recently written and published by one of the…

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Refugee children and Brazil’s top artists hold an Act for Peace at Christ the Redeemer

Standing for solidarity and human rights on the day of the 6th anniversary of Syria war.

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Open call: Civil society participation at the SDG Reviews and National Commision in Brazil

Citizen engagement for the SDG implementation and 1st National Voluntary Review of the 2030 Agenda

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