MINISTER OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS TO HOST MEDIA BRIEFING ON RIO +20 CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
MS EDNA MOLEWA, the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs will host a media briefing to provide feedback on the recent Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. The briefing will be held in Pretoria on Monday, 2 July 2012.
South Africa recently took part in the Rio +20 conference held in Rio de Janeiro Brazil from 20 – 22 June 2012. The event marked the tenth anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), which was referred to as the Johannesburg Summit, as well as the twentieth anniversary of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit. The conference aimed to renew political commitment to global sustainable development and took place under the theme “Green Economy for Sustainable Development – The Future We want.”
The media briefing will provide a platform for the Minister to give feedback on the outcomes of the conference. It will also be an opportunity for the Minister and the negotiation team to engage with the media on other thematic issues addressed at the conference.
The RIO +20 media briefing will be held directly after ICTS Cluster briefing at GCIS.
The details of the briefing are as follows:
Date : Monday, 2 July 2012
Venue : GCIS, Midtown Building, cnr Sisulu and Madiba Streets, Pretoria (old street names: Prinsloo and Vermeulen).
Time : Immediately after the ICTS cluster media briefing which is scheduled for 10:00
To RSVP contact:
Xolani Ngqoshela at 012 395 3078 or XNgqoshela@environment.gov.za