Google is at Rio+20 - read more on our blog!

Google believes in the power and potential of technology to support the conference’s core themes, including sustainable development and the growth of a green economy.  Rio+20 provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how a wide variety of organizations from around the world are using online tools to better understand and seek solutions to real-world environmental challenges.

Where do you find Google at Rio+20?

All week long -- June 13th - Friday, June 22nd: We invite all conference attendees to visit us at our booth in the Rio State Government Pavilion at Athletes’ Park. You’ll be able to tour the Earth and beyond in our Liquid Galaxy, an immersive Google Earth experience, and explore some of the work our partners have created using Google tools.

Aliança da Terra just released three new maps, relating to Brazilian cattle and soy producers who are part of Aliança da Terra's Registry of Social-environmental Responsibility, as well as a map showing where Aliança da Terra's Fire Brigade has operated in 2010 and 2011, and the impact their efforts have made. The maps were built with Google Maps Engine, and give information about the farms' progress in the Registry, as well as the criteria that goes into their Registry score. Check out the RSR map, a more detailed map of a farm, and the fire brigade map on their website now!

This week at the Rio+20 conference, the Surui tribe of the Brazilian Amazon are launching their Surui Cultural Map on Google Earth. This represents the culmination of a unique five-year collaboration between the Surui people and Google, which began in June 2007 when Chief Almir Surui first visited Google and proposed a partnership. Read more at our blog, and explore the map now!  And you can also check out a new video which shows the evolution of the partnership and the project.

Today we unveiled the initial fruits of a unique collaboration with a member of the European Parliament and the Society for Conservation Biologists: a global, interactive map of the world’s “Roadless Areas.” Read more at our blog, and explore the map now!