Rio Conventions Pavilion at Rio+20

The Rio Conventions Pavilion is a platform for raising awareness and sharing information about the latest practices and scientific findings on the co-benefits that can be realized through implementation of the three Rio Conventions.

Rio Pavilion reception area at Rio+20

The Pavilion concept was launched in 2010, and is a collaborative effort between the Secretariats of the three Rio Conventions and the Global Environment Facility, in addition to a growing list of other global and local partners.

Pavilion Partners will be extending the momentum of the past four collaborative initiatives to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20 Earth Summit).

The Pavilion at Rio+20 will be spacious and offers RioPlus Business partners the opportunity to display exhibits, host events, make presentations and organise meetings.

A comprehensive programme will be organised throughout the summit, running from 13 – 22 June 2012.

Facilities and opportunities at the Pavilion include:

- Main event hall holding 300 persons for key speeches, presentations and discussions.

- Exhibition and reception area for partners to display literature, photos, AV presentations and meet fellow partners and sponsors.

- Dialogue room: Room equipped with round-table  for sponsors and partners to arrange meetings

The main event hall will be able to seat up to 300 persons, and will be the main location for events

- Speakers room: Informal space for meetings and discussions

- The Pavilion will be equipped with wifi, computer areas and facilities for power point presentations.

- The Pavilion will also include dedicated spaces at the Rio+20 Conference site from 13-22 June, providing partners with the opportunity to meet delegates and the general public.

Sustainable design

The Pavilion will be designed with sustainability in mind.

An environmental analysis will be performed on the fabrics of the building, and the energy used in building and powering the Pavilion will be recorded.

Energy and materials used will minimize impact on the environment – in keeping with the overall theme of Rio+20.

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