Background (from report):
The Rio 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), also referred to as the Rio+20 Earth Summit, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 4-6 2012. A main theme of the conference will be “a Green Economy in the Context of Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development”. The term “Green Economy” is an emerging concept and there is no current consensus about its definition.

The Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP)(external link) conducted the following national research study to seek the perspectives of diverse Canadian stakeholders on what a Green Economy could mean for Canada in the lead-up to Rio+20. Read the report here.(external link)