Gallery: INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Discusses the RIO+20 Conference with Than...

This month, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will go to Brazil to attend the Rio+20 Conference and discuss how the world can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on a planet with an ever-increasing population. Among the countries attending is the United Arab Emirates, who are investing heavily in sustainable cities and renewable energy. In order to learn more about the UAE's goals at the conference, as well as their future energy plans, environmental challenges and the much-discussed Masdar City project, we spoke to Thani Al-Zeyoudi, the UAE's Directorate of Energy and Climate Change at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read what Mr. Al-Zeyoudi had to say ahead.

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