UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro: 1st plenary meeting: speech by José Manuel Barroso
On 20 June 2012, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, opened the Rio+20 first plenary meeting held in Rio de Janeiro.
On this occasion, he expressed Europe's unwavering commitment to sustainable development, to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.
He insisted on the need to agree on common, specific and quantifiable goals and to decide on the best ways to get there.
He also underlined that Rio+20 is the opportunity to better mobilise and focus the resources – national and international, public and private – necessary to meet their priorities. SHOTLISTLINK