Press conference by Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC, on the "Rio+20" Communication and the Eurobarometer study on the attitudes of European citizens towards the environment
Janez Potočnik, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, gave a press conference on the adoption by the EC of a communication preparing the ground for the EU's position at the "Rio+20" UN Sustainable Development Conference, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012.
This Communication outlined objectives and specific actions on the two inter-linked themes of the Conference: enabling the transition to a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, and also ensuring better governance for sustainable development.
On the basis of this Communication, the EC has worked together with the European Council and the EP to build a consistent EU position that contributed to an ambitious "Rio+20" outcome with concrete policies and actions for greening the economy.
At the end of this press conference Janez Potočnik presented the results of the Eurobarometer survey on the attitudes of European citizens towards the environment.