Jean Charest

Podium

Jean Charest

Building on Rio + 20: Canada’s role and priorities in a global green economy

On May 1st and 2nd, 2012, in Ottawa, Sustainable Prosperity organized a conference entitled “Building on Rio + 20: Canada’s role and priorities in a global green economy.” This conference marks the 20th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit, which was intended to chart a course for global sustainable development. On May 1, Quebec Premier Jean Charest, who was federal environment minister at the time and headed the Canadian delegation at the Summit, delivered the opening keynote address.