The REC at Rio+20
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, held in Rio in 2012, marked the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. The following is an excerpt from the statement made by Marta Szigeti Bonifert, executive director of the REC:
"Our organisation, the Regional Environmental Center, works from the Baltic States to the Black Sea and the Mediterranean in 17 countries, and we have shared experiences over the past 22 years. One of the issues that we'd like to bring forward and that we’re very much focusing on is governance, working together locally, regionally, nationally and globally… One of the commitments we have made, and that we are taking forward, is to education for sustainable development, continuing our partnership with children, with politicians and with businesses, and building capacities in our region and beyond."