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Rio+20 UN Conference

The Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 20-22, 2012.

CARE is disappointed in the summit's conclusion, as climate change continues to grip our planet and our world leaders do nothing.

In our new report, CARE delivers recommendations for the Rio+20 Summit.

Meet families living on the flanks of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, who are facing challenging choices and seeking better solutions as rain fall patterns affect their livelihoods.

Volunteers in masks hold signs next to a table with empty plates and flags representing the problem of hunger in those countries at a protest ahead of the Rio+20 conference in Rio de Janeiro, June 19, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

CARE and our partners studied rainfall patterns and their effects on food security in 8 poor countries.

Maria Elvira Azipuela Zimbaña and her son are raising rabbits, which provide manure for the natural fungicide ‘BIOL.’ In ‘El Valle del Tambo’ valley in Papallacta, Ecuador, CARE is teaching women farmers innovative ways to protect their crops from weather and pests. Food insecurity and sustainable solutions to climate change are a few of the issues that leaders are addressing this week at Rio+20. Photo: 2011 Silvia Vallejo/CARE

Slideshow: 7 core issues will be explored at the Rio+20 Summit

CARE is disappointed in the status of negotiations in the days leading up to Rio+20.


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