My name is Lucia Ortiz. I've been working with Friends of the Earth Brazil for more than 10 years. In this period, I have joined Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) at UN climate conferences, Rio+10 (the United Nations conference on sustainable development) in Johannesburg and many civil society gatherings. In June 2012 it will be time for us to host friends again in Brazil for the Rio+20 conference.
Saturday 20 and Monday 22 August are International Days of Action to defend the Brazilian Amazon. Several demonstrations are taking place around the world. Find out how you can get involved.