Preparations for Rio +20: The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development - further information

House of Commons Debate

On 28 February 2012, the House debated the report from the Environmental Audit Committee on Preparations for the Rio+20 summit. For a transcript of the debate please click on the following link:

UN summit outcome document

The UN published the 'zero draft' of the summit outcome document on 10 January 2012 - The Future We Want.

Report and Government Response

Written evidence

Written evidence from oral witnesses is published with the Report. Additional written evidence is published separately.

Oral evidence

The transcript of these sessions are published with the Report.

 Wednesday 7 September 2011


  • Tom Bigg, Head of Partnerships, International Institute for Environment and Development
  • Sarah Best, Policy Adviser, Oxfam

Wednesday 14 September 2011


Panel 1:

  • Derek Osborn, President of the Board, Stakeholder Forum
  • Felix Dodds, Executive Director, Stakeholder Forum

Panel 2:

  • Peter Unwin, Director General, Environment and Rural Group, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Chris Whaley, Head of European  and International Co-ordination Division, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Tuesday 12 June 2012


  • Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Andrew Lawrence, Defra

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