|Green Rio and Rio Orgânico 2012|
On June 19 and 20, 2012, during the same period in which the Rio+20 Conference took place, the first edition of the Green Rio event was held, in the Bolsa do Rio Conference Center. Green Rio promoted and disseminated Green Economy initiatives in the format “Conference + Exhibitors + Business Rounds”.
Green Rio was recognized by the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro as a Rio+20 side event.
At Green Rio 2012, Tereza Campello, the Minister for Social Development, and Hans Joher, Executive Director of Nestlé International, took part in the panel on “Socio-biodiversity and Green Economy”, which debated the theme before a crowded auditorium.