Past event

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

Old Theatre, Old Building, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)


Tom Burke, Environmental Policy Advisor, Rio Tinto plc; and Founding Director, E3G
Andrew Hurrell, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, Oxford University
Bernice Lee, Research Director, Energy, Environment and Resource Governance, Chatham House
Chair: Dr Robert Falkner, Senior Lecturer, International Relations, LSE; and Associate Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resource Governance, Chatham House


The Rio+20 UN conference will take place in June, two decades after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. What will it take to make environmental sustainability a global reality? This event marks the publication of the special May 2012 issue of International Affairs on ‘Rio+20 and the global environment: reflections on theory and practice’.

This event is being co-organised by Chatham House and the LSE Department of International Relations.

Please note the external location. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

For more information please contact [email protected].