Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When: 11-13 June 2012
Learn more about the program, discussion documents and working groups here
More than 450 delegates gathered at one of the most successful events organized around Rio+20, showing that it is possible to agree on proposals that sum up social and environmental change.
Just before governments were set to begin the Rio+20 negotiations, trade unions from all over the world gathered at an Assembly to launch an urgent call for action for sustainability and decent work. From June 11–13, 2012 more than 450 delegates from 56 countries discussed how to get governments to commit through concrete obligations for social and environmental change, that translate into binding agreements, in order to transform in a fundamental way, the current profit-based model of production and consumption. All on the TU Assembly here
The decision was adopted in response to EU Commission consultation on unconventional fossil fuels in Europe