The King and Queen's third day in Rio de Janeiro
The King speaks at the Open High-Level Nobel Dialogue on Global Sustainability. Photo: Erik Bratthall/Ministry of the Environment
On Monday 18 June, The King and Queen began their third day in Rio de Janeiro by attending the Open High-Level Nobel Dialogue on Global Sustainability, which was arranged by the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Secretariat for the High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability.
The King opened the meeting, and said in his speech: "We are choosing our future for our children. My hope, and my sincere belief, is that leaders here in Rio will listen to the message from science and agree on action, so that the following generations can look towards the future with faith, trust and joy." During the afternoon, The Queen took part in the high-level session of the UN Global Compact's Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum: Compact 4 Rio — High-Level Closing Plenary, at which she gave the opening speech.
The King was a member of the audience for "Sustainable Development Dialogues — Water", which was arranged by the Brazilian government together with the UN.
The day concluded with The King and Queen attending a follow-up event for Stockholm+40.
In his speech, The King said: "I hope that the continued discussions today, during this side-event on the "Stockholm Call for Action", will be a success. Hopefully the discussions will be inspiring and enlightening, and will reflect the good discussions from the Stockholm+40 Conference. Let this event as well as the Rio+20 Conference encourage us to create a pathway towards sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations."
Find out more about the Rio+20 environmental meeting.