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.
Phase out harmful subsidies and develop green tax schemes (Public Choice)
Include environmental damages in the Gross National Product (GNP) and complement it with measures of social development.(Audience Choice)
Promote sustainable public procurement worldwide as a catalyst for sustainable patterns, taking into account the need for a holistic approach to sustainable development and principles for a sustainable and fair economy. (Panelist Choice)