6th October 2009: In a joint statement from the Third European Union-Brazil Summit in Stockholm, the EU has welcomed the Brazilian Government's offer to host a United Nations high-level event on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. Both parties shared the view that the 'Green Economy' should be one of its main focuses.

The EU and Brazil agreed that the event could renew political commitment towards this key issue of sustainable development and define appropriate new initiatives. They agreed that the event could also offer an opportunity to advance issues that have taken up prominent positions in the international agenda.

To read the full statement "Joint EU-Brazil Statement from Third EU-Brazil Summit in Stockholm, October 2009" click here.