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The 'Rio+20' UN Summit: Global Crisis, or Global Rescue?

Department of International Relations and Chatham House debate

Date: Thursday 31 May 2012 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue:  Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Tom Burke, Professor Andrew Hurrell, Bernice Lee
Chair: Dr Robert Falkner

The ‘Rio+20’ UN conference will take place in June, two decades after the ‘Earth Summit’ in Rio de Janeiro. What will it take to make environmental sustainability a global reality? This event marks the publication of a special issue of International Affairs on ‘Rio+20 and the global environment: reflections on theory and practice’.

Tom Burke is environmental policy advisor to Rio Tinto plc and founding director of E3G, Third Generation Environmentalism.

Andrew Hurrell is Montague Burton Professor of International Relations at Oxford University

Bernice Lee is research director of Energy, Environment and Resource Governance, at Chatham House.

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