The actions supported by the Odebrecht Foundation in the Southern Bahia Lowlands will be presented during Rio+20 as examples of successful initiatives in Brazil in terms of promoting local development and growth in a sustainable fashion, as part of the Programming of Brazil’s Ministry of the Environment Department of Biodiversity and Forests. Joaquim Cardoso, Chairman of the Deliberative Council of the Land Conservation Organization (OCT), the Odebrecht Foundation’s partner in the Southern Bahia Lowlands, will give a presentation on June 14.
The Odebrecht Organization was also invited by UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) to participate in a roundtable called “Cities at the Heart of the Future We Want: Cities and Private Sector Dialogue on Social Responsibility.” The forum will take place on June 18 as part of the Rio+20 programming.
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, marks the 20-year anniversary since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio-92). Brazil’s proposal to host Rio+20 was approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations during its 64th Session in 2009.