Director of INPE Accompanies Minister at Rio+20
It follows a note published on the day (06/14) in the website of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) stating that the director of the INPE, Leonel Perondi, accompanies minister, Marco Antônio Raupp, at Rio+20.
Director of INPE Accompanies
Minister at Rio+20
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The director of the Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - INPE), Leonel Perondi, accompanied the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), Marco Antonio Raupp, at the opening ceremony of the Science and Technology for Sustainable Development Exhibition on Wednesday (6/13), at Píer Mauá in Rio de Janeiro city. As part of the Rio+20, the exhibitions seek to enhance interest of children and teenagers in science.
The Science and Technology for Sustainable Development Exhibitions, of MCTI, continue until June 22, from 9am to 7pm, at Armazém 4, Píer Mauá. INPE is one of the exhibitors, along with research institutes, social organizations and agencies related to the ministry.
Twenty years after the "Eco 92 - the Earth Summit" held in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, the "United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development - Rio+20" discusses pathways towards sustainable development and poverty eradication.
The Rio +20 is aimed at evaluating the progress made so far, the new challenges and the gaps still existing concerning the implementation of outcomes from key meetings on sustainable development.
Minister Raupp (left) and INPE’s director Leonel Perondi (right) at Rio+20
Students interacting with game at INPE exhibit in Rio+20
Source: WebSite of the National Institute for Space Research (INPE)