World Green Summit

April 20, 2012 – London & New York - The UN Foundation has partnered with the World Green Summit (–the business, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of the Rio+20 conference on June 20th, 2012, at the Government of Rio Pavilion, located at the Olympics Athlete’s Park, next to the official Rio+20 conference centre: Riocentro.

Reid Detchon, Vice President for Energy and Climate, UN Foundation says, “We are pleased to be a World Green Summit partner and welcome the summit’s focus on Sustainable Energy for All. We look forward to this important event.”

Michael Mathres, Director, World Green Summit says, “It is an honour to be working with the UN Foundation. We are also happy that they have received approval from the Executive Office of the UN Secretary General, for us to work with the Sustainable Energy for All campaign at the World Green Summit. Access to and producing sustainable energy is key to driving sustainable development.”

About the UN Foundation: The UN Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN Foundation is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems. For more information, please visit:

About Sustainable Energy for All: The Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, which was launched in 2011, seeks to identify and mobilize action by all stakeholders in support of three interlinked global objectives by 2030:

  • Ensuring universal access to modern energy services.
  • Doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
  • Doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.

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