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Rio+20 UN Conference

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

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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

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Save yourself a trip to Rio! Our staff will be screening "Where the Rain Falls" at the summit, but you can catch the short film online.

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