Julia Gillard at Rio+20
Published on 21 June 2012
By Evan Wasuka, One Television, Solomon Islands
21 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro - Prime Minister Julia Gillard says Australia will continue to do its part in preserving the natural ecosystem and in conserving the natural environment.
Ms Gillard is among the world leaders attending the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil.
She says the outcome of Rio+20 is an agreement between all the 193 UN country members and is geared towards delivering change in the long term.
In Rio, Ms Gillard has been appointed the co-chair with Rwanda global efforts to encourage countries to increase government aid to fight poverty, by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
It comes despite Australia delaying by one year its pledge to meet the target by 2015.
Mr Ban also said Australia had been leading by example" on the need to tackle climate change.
"I really count on the Prime Minister's strong visionary leadership and commitment," Mr Ban said.
"She has been eloquently contributing to the global community."