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Today’s edition focuses on the key area of interest to the our Rio+20 hosts, that of forests. The opening article from WWF’s Amanda Larsson looks at the recent developments regarding Brazil’s Forest Code, while other articles look at discussions surrounding REDD, sustainable land use, and the Internalization of the value of watershed environmental services. The magazine also includes an account of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s address to delegates yesterday, where the quote below is taken from.

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Outreach Videos

The Hon. Jim McLay; the impact of subsidies

The Hon. Jim McLay is the New Zealand ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations.

Outreach will be producing more video podcasts throughout this week of Informal negotiations. To view more videos from previous sessions click here.

Quote of the day

Rio +20 is a once-in-a-generation opportunity. It is your collective responsibility to seize it.

UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, in his address to delegates yesterday working to finalise the Rio+20 Outcome Document

Outreach is a multi-stakeholder magazine which is published daily at Rio+20 Intersessional and Preparatory Meetings. The articles written are intended to reflect those of the authors alone or where indicated a coalition’s opinion. An individual’s article is the opinion of that author alone, and does not reflect the opinions of all stakeholders.

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Water and Oceans

For this first day of the third round of ‘informal informals’ negotiations in New York, we have focused on a core theme within the Rio+20 discussions, that of Water and Oceans. We have a diverse range of insights, from Karin Lexén’s (Stockholm International Water Institute) ‘Water: The bloodstream of the green economy’, giving a clear outline of action required on water at Rio, and Flavia Loures and Stuart Orr’s (WWF) article on ‘WWF’s freshwater goals and priorities for Rio+20’, to Shrikant Daji Limaye’s (UNESCO-IUGS-IGCP Project GROWNET) ‘In future, we want less talk and more actions at field level’. Finally, the opening page of this edition gives an outline of our plans for Outreach this week, including themes and content deadlines… More

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