After 30 years of Rio-92, Rio de Janeiro celebrates the environmental legacy and calls on cities and the whole society to build the premises of a sustainable and inclusive life with the Conference on Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Development – Rio+30 Cities.
Building on the legacy of the Rio-92, Rio+20 and Stockholm+50 conferences, Rio+30 Cities proposes to design an ambitious urban agenda for a green present for all.
In this regard, the City of Rio invites everyone to gather in Rio de Janeiro on October 17, 18 and 19, 2022 to discuss proposals and raise the ambition of cities’ commitments in promoting sustainable development and climate action today.
Over three days, different generations of players that humanize the city – mayors, networks, productive sectors of industry and commerce, academia, local leaders, traditional communities, activists – will meet in Rio to reflect on the public policies that drive the implementation of concrete low-carbon actions promoting social justice.
The present urban agenda commitments will be consolidated in the Rio Declaration for Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Development, to be taken as a position paper to the global climate agenda conferences, emphasizing the role of cities in leading the fight against climate change and sustainable socio-economic development.
Plenaries, rooms for bilateral meetings, spaces for seminars, stages for cultural attractions and temporary exhibitions will be distributed in three port warehouses at Mauá Pier, Museum of Tomorrow and Museum of Arts of Rio, linking the entire Olympic Boulevard to the conference program. Cultural programs will be distributed on two main outdoor stages: the main one at Mauá Square and a tent for generational encounters of outstanding artists from 92, 2012 and 2022. Parallel events are planned during the week led by civil society organizations, the third sector, industry and commerce, city networks and multilateral organizations, academia, and activists. The city government, through the Secretariat of Government and Public Integrity and the Secretariat of Environment, will lead the preparations for the Conference, its themes, and documents, and will also establish the detailed schedule for the plenary sessions. CLICK HERE to learn more about the history of Rio for sustainable development.
The conference discussions will be based on the following areas:Access the schedule
Perhaps no other global city synthesizes the challenges of sustainable development as well as Rio. It is a city squeezed between sea and mountains, with unique riches such as its Maciços Florestais da Tijuca, Gericinó-Mendanha, and Pedra Branca, home to the largest urban forest in the world, and two bays - but at the same time facing enormous challenges in basic sanitation, urban mobility, and social inclusion.
Three decades after the historic UN conference, Rio is once again at the center of discussions about sustainability. Committed to neutralizing its carbon emissions by 2050, the city calls on other cities around the world to join an unprecedented movement that advocates environmental federalism and local action. In Rio, humanity connects to itself.
Rio collects so many environmental attributes that it is impossible to go to a region of the city without coming across a protected area. Altogether, the conservation units in the capital add up to 33 thousand hectares, which is equivalent to ten “Tijuca Forests”. The city has 56 conservation units under municipal management, such as parks, APAs, and natural monuments. The last of these was created in October 2021: the APA Sertão Carioca, in the boroughs of Vargem Grande, Vargem Pequena, Recreio dos Bandeirantes and Camorim. With 2,846 hectares, it is the fifth-largest in land area. CLICK HERE to learn more about the conservation units.
A selection of outdoor programs, cultural centers, tours, and stories full of a carioca lifestyle. Discover the architecture, the natural beauty, and the lifestyle that make the city an unforgettable experience.
Its legacy in building international commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions demonstrates the city’s relevance and global alignment in combating the climate crisis.
Rio de Janeiro has one-third of its territory under environmental protection, being a city that integrates urban life with its forest assets. This characteristic not only increases the quality of the carioca lifestyle but also brings challenges that become complex in the face of the impacts of climate change.
The city has consolidated actions of social and environmental impact, such as ReflorestaRio, which for over 30 years has provided nature restoration and biodiversity enhancement through reforestation in large urban areas, with the support of members of lower-income communities and civil society.
In addition to mitigating greenhouse gases, Rio is working to build a city that is better prepared to deal with the impacts of climate change. An unprecedented achievement, the city set 2050 as the deadline for carbon neutrality, demonstrating its pioneering spirit and commitment to the environment. In addition, in 2016, the city created the Resilience Strategy, a project awarded by the Climate Reality Project in 2021 and supported by the network of global cities R-Cities.
The articulating role of the city of Rio is also demonstrated in the several mandates ahead of the CB27, the Forum of Environment Secretaries of the Brazilian Capitals, whose leadership will be exercised until April 2022 by the City’s Environment Secretariat. Created in Rio+20, CB27 aims at the strengthening and coordinated action of the environmental secretaries, the exchange of experiences in urban sustainability, and the advancement of innovative environmental agendas.
The Rio+30 Cities Ambassadors program aims at inviting representatives from various sectors of society to help build the Rio+30 Cities conference. The Ambassadors will support the articulation and dialogue with the whole society, bringing themes, debates to make the conference more plural and inclusive.
Internationalist and environmental activist
Activist for Environment, Indigenous Peoples' Rights and Women's Rights
Journalist and researcher on the climate issue
Activist, founder and member of the social groups Papo Reto, Movimentos, Perifa Connection, Favela & OD
Economist and Strategic Coordinator of the Climate Reality Project Brazil
Specialist in Environmental Law
Activist and founder of JacaLab
Find below a list with several information to help your stay in Rio during Rio +30 Cities:
The visa is the document granted by the Consular Representations of Brazil abroad that allows foreigners to expect to enter and stay in the national territory, as long as the conditions provided for in the legislation in force are met. To apply for a visa, citizens from other countries must present the Visa Application Form duly filled out, a valid travel document, proof of payment of consular fees, International Immunization Certificate – when necessary -, and other documents specific to the type of visa requested. Do you need a visa? To find out if you need a visa to travel to Brazil, clique aqui. Brazil adopts a visa granting policy based on the principle of reciprocity. This means that nationals of countries that require visas from Brazilian citizens for entry into their territories will also need a visa to travel to Brazil. By the current Brazilian migration legislation (Law 13,445/2017), visa exemption can only be granted by Brazilian authorities, on a reciprocal basis, through bilateral understanding on the subject, except for the hypotheses of Decree 9,731/2019. Brazil has bilateral understandings on visa exemption with about 90 countries. Onde solicitar vistos? Itamaraty is the Brazilian government agency responsible for granting visas, which occurs through the Embassies, Consulates-General, Consulates and Vice-Consulates of Brazil abroad. Brazilian visas will never be granted in the national territory. Therefore, it will not be possible to obtain your visa at airports, ports, or any entry point at the Brazilian border. Likewise, Itamaraty and Federal Police (responsible body for migration control at Brazilian borders) will not be able to authorize the entry of foreign citizens without the appropriate visa. If the citizen from another country is already in national territory and wishes to extend the period of stay or obtain a residence permit, he/she must contact the Ministry of Justice/ Federal Police or the Ministry of Labor, if the authorization is, for example, for work or research purposes. Click here to apply for a Brazilian visa (Source: Federal Government Website www.gov.br)
The International Health Regulations (IHR) allow countries to require the International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis (CIVP) for the entry of foreigners in their territory, and this can occur even with travelers only in transit through airports. Although this document is not formally required by Brazil, it is recommended that all people living in or going to areas where there is a vaccination recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) be vaccinated. Your entry into Brazilian territory may be prevented if there is suspicion of transmission of certain types of diseases. Depending on the epidemiological situation in your country of origin, other health requirements may apply. Please check with your local health authority in advance with the World Health Organization (WHO), a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) e o Ministry of Health. Vaccines For safe return, it is recommended that all of the following vaccines be up to date: Hepatitis A and B; Poliomyelitis (“infantile paralysis”); Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis; Yellow Fever; Meningococcal Meningitis (MM); HPV; Measles, Mumps and Rubella (SCR); Varicella; Tuberculosis; Pneumonias, Meningitis, Otitis and Sinusitis; Human Rabies; Cholera and Traveler’s Diarrhea (DV). Also keep up to date vacinas in the calendar of the Ministry of Health’s National Program, and use condoms in all sexual relations, thus avoiding sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B, syphilis, among others. Disease Control in Brazil Each country has a framework of more common diseases that occur more frequently in the population. This picture can vary greatly from country to country and, above all, from region to region. In Brazil, for example, tropical diseases occur more frequently more information about common diseases in Brazil can be found directly on the. Ministry of Health. In countries with more temperate climates, tropical diseases are rarer and other types of pathologies, which do not occur in Brazil, can be more common. Therefore, if you feel any symptoms immediately after returning to Brazil from abroad, urgently seek a health center and inform your travel history. This can help provide a faster diagnosis. Attention: The orientation of immediate search for a health center must be strictly followed by Brazilians who are returning from countries with known epidemics. In this case, the quick prevention can help to avoid the transmission of the disease in Brazilian territory. (Source: Federal Government Website www.gov.br) – COVID-19 Brazilians and foreigners traveling to Brazil by air must present to the airline company, before boarding: I – document proving that the RT-PCR laboratory test for screening for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (covid-19) was performed, with negative or non-reactive results, within the seventy-two hours prior to departure, according to the following criteria:
II – proof, printed or in electronic media, of the completion of the Traveler’s Health Declaration – DSV in the seventy-two hours prior to departure for the Federative Republic of Brazil, with the agreement on the sanitary measures that must be complied with during the period in the countrys. This information can be found at Ordinance of the Civil House of the Presidency of the Republic No. 654 of May 28, 2021. If you still have questions regarding the Ordinance, contact your airline or the Immigration Department at the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about completing the Traveler’s Health Declaration – DSV should be directed to: email@example.com (Source: Federal Government Website www.gov.br)
Travelers over 16 years old who intend to arrive at Brazilian ports and airports with products purchased from abroad in their luggage need to be aware of the limits imposed by the Internal Revenue Service. For more information, visit Receita Federal do Brasil, that makes available, in its website, data on the customs control procedures and tax treatment for the goods acquired by the traveler abroad. Luggage The concept of luggage includes: new or used goods destined for personal use or consumption, as long as they are compatible with the circumstances of the trip; and other goods, including gifts, as long as they do not exceed the quantitative limits and that, due to their nature, quantity and variety do not characterize a commercial and/or industrial destination. Attention: In addition to the hand baggage inspection procedure by the customs authorities, there are restrictions on what can be taken onto an aircraft bound for Brazil. The transport of liquids, including gels, pastes, creams, aerosols, and the like must be in containers of no more than 100 ml. To facilitate inspection, the bottle must be wrapped in a transparent, sealable plastic bag with a maximum capacity of one liter and dimensions of 20 x20 cm. Unaccompanied luggage Unaccompanied luggage is exempt from taxes regarding goods for personal use, used goods, books, brochures and periodicals. For the other goods considered as baggage, the Special Luggage Tax Regime, subjecting the traveler to the payment of import tax, calculated at a rate of 50% on the total value of the goods, without the right to the exemption quota of accompanied luggage, with the application of a fine for failure to declare, if applicable. Assets for personal use You do not have to declare items that the IRS considers to be for personal use or consumption, such as books, pamphlets and periodicals, used cell phones, used cameras, clothes, watches, among other products. But there is a unit limit for these items. If the tourist wants to take some equipment abroad, he/she must have an invoice and look for the customs office before boarding to avoid paying taxes when returning to Brazil. However, it is forbidden to bring goods, even for personal use, in quantities that reveal a commercial purpose. Medications Medications with medical prescription, baby food and liquids for special diets do not fall under this restriction, but must be transported in the necessary and prescribed quantity for the duration of the flight and any stopovers. To enter Brazil with medical products, medicines for human use, in vitro diagnostic products, cleaning products, including equipment and parts, instruments and materials intended for aesthetic or dental use, or biological materials, you must consult in advance with the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA). Cash If you have funds in cash, in national or foreign currency, in an amount exceeding R$10,000.00, and are entering Brazil, you are required to present Electronic Declaration of Travelers’ Assets (e-DBV).The carrying of national or foreign paper money in cash, not including securities, checks or traveler’s checks, must be declared. Goods not considered luggage For information about the entry, in Brazil, of land vehicles, vessels, aircraft and other goods that do not constitute luggage, it is recommended to contact directly the Receita Federal do Brasil. Duty-free Those who exceed the personal allowance of $500 pay a penalty of 50% of the excess amount. For those returning from a trip by land, river or lake, the tax-free quota drops to US$ 300. The tax exemption limit for purchases made in duty-free stores is US$ 500. There is also control over the number of products purchased. The packages of drinks or perfumes must be sealed and the receipt must be on display with the date of the beginning of the flight back to the country (boarding or connection). It is worth remembering that this extra limit to the exemption quota is valid only for the stores located at the Brazilian airport arrivals. What is purchased in the free shop of the boarding gate, in the foreign country or on board the airplane is considered good purchased abroad and enters the luggage exemption account. Restricted Items Some items can be brought into Brazil, provided there is authorization from the competent national agency. For animals to enter Brazil, authorization must be obtained from the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA). For the entry of firearms, you must communicate, in advance, the Brazilian Army. The entry of telecommunication equipment, in turn, is conditional on the authorization of the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) and the carrying of precious stones must be reported to Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). Prohibited Items Some items are prohibited to bring into Brazil and, if discovered, will be seized by customs. In some cases, the traveler can be arrested by Brazilian authorities and face civil and criminal prosecution. The following are prohibited from entering Brazil, under penalty of fine and/or imprisonment: – Cigarettes and beverages manufactured in Brazil, intended for sale exclusively abroad; – Branded cigarettes that are not sold in the country of origin; – Firearm replicas; – Products containing genetically modified organisms; – Pesticides, their components and related products; – Goods offensive to morals, good customs, health or public order; e – Any narcotic substances or drugs. Counterfeited products Although counterfeited products can be easily found in some countries, bringing such goods into Brazil can result in reprimands, fines, and, in more serious cases, imprisonment. It is recommended, therefore, to be extremely careful with what you buy in other countries, always demanding the invoice, regardless of the value of the goods purchased. (Source: Federal Government Website www.gov.br)
BY PLANE he city of Rio de Janeiro has two airports. One is in the central area of the city and operates mainly domestic flights, the Santos Dumont Airport, and another about 20 km from the center, which operates national and international flights, Tom Jobim International Airport. Both airports have a large number of flights daily, what differentiates them is mainly their location. BY CAR From Belo Horizonte: about 430 km mostly on the BR-040 highway. It is a pleasant trip to make, especially in the mountainous part of Rio, since you pass through the forest and feel the fresh air of the place. From São Paulo: about 400 km via Via Dutra. Although there are four tolls along the way, it is the fastest way to get to Rio. Coming from the northern coast of São Paulo, access is via the Rio-Santos highway. From Espírito Santo or other states south of Rio: the main access is via Highway BR-101. BY BUS Rio Bus Station, which is close to the Center and South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, has daily departures and arrivals of the main Brazilian bus companies. (Source: internet)
Aeroporto Internacional Antônio Carlos Jobim (Galeão) Tom Jobim International Airport, popularly known as Galeão, is the busiest airport in Rio de Janeiro and one of the largest in Brazil. It has two terminals and operates dozens of domestic and international flights, from several Brazilian and foreign airlines. It has a good variety of stores and restaurants. RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport Santos Dumont Airport Santos Dumont Airport, located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, is an airport that operates mainly domestic flights of several airlines. Next to the airport is the Bossa Nova Mall, with several stores and restaurants. Aeroporto Santos Dumont – Rio de Janeiro – RJ
The Rodoviária Novo Rio is located in the Santo Cristo district in the center of the city. Its location is strategic and it is very close to the city’s main highways. There are about 1500 employees working every day to enrich your travel experience. Among the more than 200 travel routes served by the Bus Terminal, there are already more than 50 thousand people disembarking and embarking every day. To comfortably handle the great flow of passengers, the terminal has 24-hour security, quality service, restrooms, eating areas, modern counters, and more than 40 partner bus companies that take you to unmissable destinations. Rio de Janeiro Bus Station| Tickets – DeÔnibus
http://visit.rio/mobilidade/ Public Transportation To use public transportation in Rio de Janeiro, you can pay for a single trip on the transportation you want or buy the prepaid Rio Card, a reloadable card that will work for several trips, including the subway, BRT and VLT and other means of transportation. It is a highly recommended option if you use the city’s public transportation on different occasions. Please note that the Rio Card is a card for all transportation in Rio, while the metro card is not valid for other means of transportation. Buy the Rio Card and it will make your commute with public transportation easier. Visit aqui where to buy the Rio Card. E aqui the values of public transportation in Rio de Janeiro. Passengers registered in the system Bilhete Único can integrate different means of transportation with a fare reduction. It is important to note that there are several rules to use the service and for a tourist it may not be very practical to use it. Find out here how the benefit works. Metro – is a fast, efficient and generally clean means of transportation in the city. There are three main lines in Rio: one connects the South Zone to the North Zone, passing through the center, another goes from the North Zone to the suburbs, and another connects the South Zone to the West Zone. The metro gives access at certain stations to the BRT, regular buses, express buses, and surface metro (to destinations that the metro does not reach). See here for more information about the Metrô Rio. Follow Metrô Rio for more information. BRT – Bus Rapid Transit is a form of public transportation similar to the bus, but uses an exclusive circulation lane, which generally guarantees regular routes. There are three types of BRT: stop, direct and express. It is always important to evaluate which type of transport will best meet your needs, since one line makes more stops than another. There are three lines currently in operation and another one under construction. See here the stations and other information about BRT Rio. VLT – Light rail vehicle inaugurated in 2016, it has greatly facilitated commuting in the central region of Rio de Janeiro. Currently there are two lines in operation and a third under construction. The LRT can be used to go to Santos Dumont Airport and Rodoviária Novo Rio. To use it you must have a RioCard, the public transportation card mentioned above. Visit aqui where to buy your Rio Card and here more information about the Carioca LRT, as well as the stations and areas served. Buses – there are many different bus lines and companies circulating around Rio de Janeiro, taking passengers to many different neighborhoods in the capital. Research carefully the route you intend to take. The Rio Card is also accepted on buses. Bikes – managed by BikeRio, Rio de Janeiro has become a great place to ride bicycles, especially in the South Zone. There are several stations to rent a bicycle and then return it. The rental can be done over the phone, but the best alternative is to use a smartphone, which makes the process even faster. Check out all the information at BikeRio website. Cab – Rio de Janeiro has one of the largest cab fleets in the world. Dowload the TaxiRio app clicking here (Source: internet and website http://visit.rio/)
Accommodation options in Rio de Janeiro (Source: Riotur Website www.visit.rio)
Welcome | Riotur.Rio https://www.rio.rj.gov.br/web/riotur/exibir-conteudo/?id=12433409 Rio de Janeiro is a city full of touristic attractions, incredible and with a stunning landscape. Walk around, discover, register, take the tours: you won’t regret it! Since it is a big city with many different activities, a good idea is to organize a schedule in which you visit nearby attractions on the same day, to make the most of the time. Another tip is to check the weather forecast and visit panoramic or open-air attractions on sunny days, leaving museums for days when the weather may be rainy. To start exploring the city, how about getting to know the center? This is the region where Rio began, where you will find the historic buildings, the pedestrian streets, the Municipal Theatre,the Nacional Library, the Candelária Church, the iconic Confeitaria Colombo and so on. By walking through this region, you will be able to follow the development of the city and its contrasts. From the city center, you can take the streetcar that passes by Arcos da Lapa and takes you to Santa Teresa to walk through its hillsides. Also go to Praça Mauá, the city’s port area that was revitalized and now houses the Museum of Tomorrow and the AquaRio, an aquarium. O The Christ the Redeemer will certainly be on your itinerary. The most famous attraction in the city is on top of Corcovado Mountain and offers a breathtaking view of Rio de Janeiro. It is a wonderful place with a lot of symbolism. Equally charming is the Sugar Loaf Mountain, which is accessed by a cable car. Try to visit in the late afternoon, so you can admire the sunset from a unique angle! Copacabana is another attraction that should not be left out of your schedule. Walk along the beachfront, admiring its Portuguese cobblestone sidewalk, the ocean, and the Copacabana Fortress . You can also extend the tour and go to Ipanema, where Pedra do Arpoador is located (another great spot to admire the sunset) and then through Leblon. Rio is a city for being outdoors and there is no shortage of outings! You can rent a pedal boat at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, have a coffee at Laje Park, go for a run at Aterro do Flamengo and rest by the trees of the Botanical Garden. If you are a fan of beaches, you must go to Ipanema, Leblon e Copacabana,but also take a day to enjoy the beaches of Barra da Tijuca, Reserva (que fica quase deserta), Prainha e Grumari. These are less popular, and therefore emptier beaches, surrounded by a beautiful forest! For those who are a fan of cultural tours, the tip is to visit the already mentioned Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow), as well as the Cultural Center of Banco do Brasil, do Navy Cultural Space and visit Ilha Fiscal, the Cultural Center Parque das Ruínas, the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Niterói, Rio de Janeiro’s neighboring city, which can be reached by ferryboat or by the Rio-Niterói Bridge. (Source: Internet and Rio de Janeiro City Hall website)
Services – Municipal Website Whatever the request or service, 1746 can help you Created in March 2011, the 1746 Citizen Call Center concentrates on more than a thousand municipal services and is the City Hall’s main means of communication with Cariocas, having already received more than 9 million calls. With capacity to receive up to 300 simultaneous calls reaching around 600,000 per month, the Center operates 24 hours a day and receives requests via telephone, website, and smartphone app. Call or access/span> 1746 and find out how to contact Rio’s City Hall.
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http://visit.rio/informacoes/ See in the list below some of the main useful phone numbers you may need to make complaints, notifications, schedule services, and request information. LGBT Citizenship Hotline – (21) 2334-9578 / (21) 2334-9583 Military Police – 190 Mobile Emergency Care Service – 192 Fire Brigade – 193 Civil Police – 197 Civil Defense – 199 Consumer Protection and Defense Foundation – 151 Women’s Service Center – 180 Environment Dial – 2332-4604 Green Report Hotline 2253-1177 (Capital) e 0300-253-1177 (countryside) Citizenship and Human Rights Hotline – 08000234567 (Source: internet and website http://visit.rio/)
Military Police – 190 Civil Police – 197 Women’s Service Center – 180 DAIRJ – Rio de Janeiro International Airport Police Station International Airport – Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/n, 1st floor – Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 21941-900 Phones: 2334-6319 / 2334-6315 / 3398-4435 / 3398-3589 DEAT – Special Tourist Support Police Station Afrânio de Melo Franco Avenue, s/n – Leblon, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 22430-060 Phones: 2334-6802 / 2332-2924 / 2332-2893 / 2334-6807 DPMA -Environmental Protection Police Station Dom Hélder Câmara Avenue, 2066, Block 3 – Jacarezinho, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, 21050-452 Phones: 2202-0226 / 2202-0227 / 2202-0229 / 2202-0231 / 2202-0232
Mobile Emergency Care Service – 192 List of Municipal Specialized Hospitals,
Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Brazil (Source: Federal Government Website www.gov.br)
The conference will take place in several spaces throughout the Rio de Janeiro Port Zone including the Museum of Tomorrow, Rio Art Museum, Praça Mauá, Touring, and warehouses. More details about event locations and the schedule will follow soon.
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