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Thu 21 Jun 2012

EMF gets into action for the Rio+20 summit

EMF gets into action for the Rio+20 summit

Twenty years after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, the governments of the 193 member states of the United Nations will meet from 20th to 22nd June 2012 for Rio+20: the United Nations conference for sustainable development.
To prepare for this international summit, the Club France Rio+20 held a promotional forum in the Grande Halle de la Villette.

Euro Media France chose to be the partner for the event in order to become involved in sustainable development, alongside companies or institutions such as GDF SUEZ,  l’ORSE, l’AFEP, Energy Cities, etc.
Having received the title of innovative company from Oséo, EMF, evolving in an rather energy-consuming sector, was the partner for this event and is currently buckling down on reducing its carbon footprint on all levels and in all fields (studios, OB trucks, offices etc.) so as to help move forward concrete solutions for sustainable development problems (Led projectors, HEQ sets, data dematerialisation etc.).

Thus, Euro Media France provided Club France Rio+20 with OB truck M1, a team of 11 people and 4 cameras for the filming of the morning conference in the Charlie Parker room (directed by Charles Ifrah), as well as the concert on the music stage in the Prairie du Cercle Sud in the afternoon. These 2 spaces were wired so that Pierre Louis Lacombe, director, could produce the best images possible of the event (broadcast by France Télévisions, BFM, ITélé etc.).

The presence of the President of the Republic, François Hollande, who opened the day, meant attention was drawn to the summit, after the failure of Copenhagen and the indifference in which the following summits took place. Rio+20 could be the last chance to relaunch climate negotiations. The Minister for Ecology, Nicole Bricq, as well as the Minister in charge of development, Pascal Canfin, the president of the Regional Council for the Pays de la Loire Jacques Auxiette, the vice-president of the Senate, Jean Pierre Raffarin, and also Nicolas Hulot and Yann Arthus Bertrand were present for the day in order to transmit a clear message: make this conference in Rio a success!

Each of us, collectively as well as individually, should get behind this cause for our future generations.