Mayor Park Wan-su has officially been invited to attend a variety of meetings and seminars at the RIO+20 Conference or the United Nations Conference on Evironmet and Development (UNCED) slated to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 20 to 22.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the UNCED, where world leaders adopted Rio Declaration which underlines 27 principles after discussing issues involving the environment of Earth in the same city in 1992.
As one of some 40 world VIPs , including former U.S. president Bill Clinton, Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Danish Prime Miniiter Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Park is the only guest invited from the East Asian region. He is scheduled to attend the World Green Summit to be held at the government hall in the Brazilian city, on June 20, a spokesman said.
He will introduce Changwon’s policy on its environmental ‘capital’ and ways of reforming sustainable urban development over the next 20 years at the Panel II on sustainable city of the plenary session and will discuss issues with other mayors, including Dieter Salomon, mayor of the German city of Freiburg in Baden-Wuerttemberg.
He will also attend a roundtable, where five to 10 dignitaries from the world’s 100 influential figures chosen by ‘ScenaRio 2012’ will deliver a message for sustainable urban development to the generations to come in the morning on that day. ‘ScenaRio 2012’ is an official publication sponsoring the RIO+2O Conference.