Religious NGOs Prepare for Rio+20

The Committee of Religious NGOs held a briefing in preparation for Rio+20 on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Guest panelists were:

Dr. Anne Braudis, Maryknoll Sisters – Co-Chair, NGO Committee on Sustainable Development

Jeffery Huffines, CIVICUS – Organizing Partner for Major Groups, Rio+20

Sr. Joan Kirby, Temple of Understanding – “Transition to a New Consciousness”

Grove Harris, Interfaith Coalition for Ecological Civilization – “Environmental Ethics and Action”

For general information on the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, please visit

Jeff sent the following links to important documents for NGos about Rio+20 informal negotiations, preparatory meeting in Rio, and UNCSD Conference:

Organization of work for March informal-informals (19-23 March)

Organization of work for 3rd Intersessional (26-27 March)

Programme of side events for entire session in March

Organization of work for PrepCom III (13-15 June)

Organization of work  for Rio+20 (20-22 June)

Preliminary information  for participants at Rio+20

Grove Harris sent the following resources from the Interfaith Coalition for Ecological Civilization:

  • An Earth Ethic – to stand in solidarity for restoring our relationship to the earth

Watch this space for further helpful information!


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