6th- 7th Sept 2009: In a statement issued after a State visit by France to Brazil on 6th – 7th September 2009, Nicolas Sarkozy has announced France’s support for an Earth Summit in 2012. The statement welcomes the strengthening in relations between Brazil and France, with both countries as actors in a ‘new global governance’. In this spirit, the statement highlights the opportunity afforded by an Earth Summit in 2012 to address global environmental governance.
“France fully supports the desire of Brazil to organize an Earth Summit in 2012, 20 years after the first Summit was held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. This new Summit will provide a unique opportunity to make decisive and necessary progress in international governance of the environment.” To read the full statement (in French) please click here