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Video: Rio+20 and the U.S.-Brazil Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

  • Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Izabella Teixeira, Minister of Environment, Brazil
  • Israel Klabin, President of the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development (Moderator)

AS/COA hosted Izabella Teixeira, Brazil's minister of the environment and Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, to discuss the priorities and challenges of the Joint Initiative on Urban Sustainability, its relevance to the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) framework, and how the international financial sector can shift investment practices to spur more innovative urban investments around the world.