On June 11, Worldwatch’s Brazilian publisher Eduardo Athayde and Senior Researcher Michael Renner presented State of the World 2012 at the Instituto Ethos’ annual conference in São Paulo. During the plenary session of the first day of the conference, Renner and Athayde offered a preview of Estado do Mundo 2012: Rumo à Prosperidade Sustentável, the Brazilian edition of Worldwatch’s flagship publication.
Renner offered a 20-minute overview of the book’s key points, focusing on the opportunities and challenges inherent to the development of green jobs. Renner’s talk was followed by a spirited Q&A session that touched on a broad range of environmental issues.
The conference drew several hundred people, with each participant receiving a copy of the book. The Brazilian edition is also available at Worldwatch Brazil’s website, www.worldwatch.org.br [download PDF].
The following day, Athayde and Renner traveled to Recife, the capital of the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco. There, they joined Pernambuco’s Governor Eduardo Campos and his cabinet at the Governor’s official residence (see pictures below) for a special launch of the book.
On June 17, Athayde and Renner culminated their tour of Brazilian cities by traveling to Rio de Janeiro to join the rest of the Worldwatch delegation for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, known more familiarly as Rio+20. On June 22, Mayor and official Rio+20 host Eduardo Paes, who wrote the foreword to Estado do Mundo 2012 will host a launch for Estado do Mundo 2012 at his residence, Palacio da Cidade, during the ongoing summit. Worldwatch President Robert Engelman and other Institute staff will join Paes for this distinguished event.
(Written by Michael Renner, Edited by Cameron Scherer and Antonia Sohns)
Pernambuco Governor Eduardo Campos (second from right) and Environment Secretary Sergio Xavier are joined by Worldwatch Brazilian publisher Eduardo Athayde (second from left) and Worldwatch Senior Researcher Michael Renner.