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Rio de Janeiro hosts an event in July focusing on the objectives of the UN 2030 Agenda

Rio de Janeiro Between the 9th and 17th of July, the first phase of the Glocal Experience will take place. The event is aimed at sustainability and issues linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), of the 2030 Agenda in Brazil, supported by United Nations Organization. The free program takes place at Marina da Glória.

According to the organizers of the event, the need for radical changes in behavior and production models must be a priority for governments, the private sector, the academic sector, institutions and society. The programming aims to raise awareness and, furthermore, transform awareness into action.

“It’s not just about thinking about what I want for the future of the planet and our legacy for the next generations. But, effectively understand the reasons that put us in the current scenario, and how each individual and institution can change – or encourage a change of course – so that a sustainable reality is possible”, says the project's general director, Rodrigo Cordeiro.

The event is divided into two parts. The Conference, which takes place between the 13th and 16th of July, has the participation of Brazilian and international experts. Experts from different sectors, including governments, business and academia, will discuss four pillars: water, climate, energy and waste. The Expo, open this Saturday (9) with programming until the 17th, offers cultural exhibitions, interactivity and children's activities.

The conduct of the conversations is based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals indicated by the UN for 2030. Following the Organization's indications that sustainable development has its bases in both environmental and social issues, the debate is strongly based on topics such as social inequality, race and gender equality, generational behavior, entrepreneurship, retail and consumption and culture as a form of expression.

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Sculpture of Christ the Redeemer in recycled material at Glocal Experience / Fernando Frazão/Agência Brasil

“It is important to emphasize that the impacts on the environment are 100% connected with social issues, behavior and consumption – form of production, disposal, poverty and lack of garbage collection, use of non-recyclable materials, consumption of non-renewable energy, lack of sewage treatment, waste, and much more”, adds Rodrigo Cordeiro.

From the first phase of the event, held in July, a group will be formed with representatives from different layers of society, including individuals, government, institutions and private sectors, reflecting the diverse realities of the state of Rio de Janeiro.

*Under the supervision of Fernanda Soares.

Source: CNN Brazil

 

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