This site features the results of the Rio Dialogue on Oceans, an online discussion hosted by the Government of Brazil and UNDP from April-June 2012 in the lead up to the Rio+20 Conference. Facilitated by global academics, the discussion brought together civil society organizations, private sector and the general public to prioritize recommendations to Heads of State at Rio+20.
Promote the use of waste as a renewable energy source in urban environments. (Public Choice)
Plan in advance for sustainability and quality of life in cities. (Audience Choice)
Each head of state should identify a sustainable city to develop a network for knowledge sharing and innovation, governments should channel resources to develop people-centered sustainable cities with timed and measurable goals, in such a way that empowers local communities and promotes equality and accountability. (Panelist Choice)