Watch Rio+20 Earth Summit Live (VIDEO)

While a significant portion of the discussions and negotiations at the Rio+20 Earth Summit will happen behind closed doors, the opening plenary is happening now and is being streamed live by United Nations TV. Click play on the video above to watch live. Follow our Rio+20 page for all of TreeHugger's ongoing coverage.

If you missed the opening speech by 17 year-old Brittany Trilford, we have the video here.

If you want to tune-in for a particular event, the following video schedule was copied from the UN Webcast site:

Wednesday, 20 June 2012
All indicated times are New York time (GMT-4)

04:00 am (Geneva time 10:00am - 6:00pm) 20th regular session of the Human Rights Council (18 June - 6 July 2012)

08:30 am (Rio de Janeiro time 9:00am) Rio+20 Press Conference - Joint Statement of the Multilateral Development Banks Announcing Voluntary Commitments on Sustainable Transport

09:00 am (Rio de Janeiro time 10:00am) Rio+20 Press Briefing - Norwegian delegation (Rio de Janeiro time 10:00am) RIO+20 1st plenary meeting: Formal Opening (Rio de Janeiro time 10:00am) Rio+20 Press Conference - International Chamber of Commerce: Launch of the Roadmap for a Green Economy and ICC's view on outcomes from the G20 Summit in Mexico

09:30 am (Rio de Janeiro time 10:30am) Rio+20 Press Conference - United Nations Global Compact, Corporate Sustainability Forum - Higher Education Initiative Declaration

09:45 am Security Council Media Stakeout in connection with the Security Council meeting on United Nation peacekeeping operations

10:00 am Security Council Meeting - United Nation peacekeeping operations (Rio de Janeiro time 11:00am) Rio+20 Press Briefing - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (TBC)

11:00 am (Rio de Janeiro time 12:00pm) Rio+20 Daily Press Briefing - Pragati Pascale, Conference Spokesperson

12:00 pm Daily Press Briefing with guest: Major General Fernando Rodrigues Goulart, Force Commander, MINUSTAH; Major General Moses Bisong Obi, Force Commander, UNMISS; Lieutenant General Chander Prakash, Force Commander, MONUSCO (Rio de Janeiro time 1:00pm) Rio+20 Press Conference - UNEP, Launch of International Sustainable Public Procurement Initiative (Rio de Janeiro time 1:00pm) Rio+20 Press Briefing - Indonesian delegation

12:30 pm (Rio de Janeiro time 1:30pm) Rio+20 Press Conference - UNEP, Launch the report: Avoiding Future Famines: Strengthening the Ecological Basis of Food Security through Sustainable Food Systems

01:00 pm (Rio de Janeiro time 2:00pm) Rio+20 Press Conference - Millennium Development Goals Advocacy Group

02:00 pm (Rio de Janeiro time 3:00pm) Rio+20 Press Briefing - French President Francois Hollande (TBC) (Rio de Janeiro time 3:00pm) RIO+20 2nd plenary meeting: Ceremonial Opening

02:30 pm (Rio de Janeiro time 3:30pm) Rio+20 Press Conference - Major Groups and NGOs Daily Press Briefing

02:45 pm Security Council Media Stakeout in connection with the Consultations on Myanmar, Guinea-Bissau sanctions committee and other matters

03:00 pm (Rio de Janeiro time 4:00pm) Rio+20 Press Conference - World Bank: Natural Capital Accounting 50:50 Campaign 03:30 pm (Rio de Janeiro time 4:30pm) Rio+20 Press Conference - The African position and statements issued so far at Rio+20 on behalf of the African Group (Rio de Janeiro time 4:30pm) RIO+20 High-level round table: Sustainable Development Goals

04:00 pm (Rio de Janeiro time 5:00pm) Rio+20 Press Conference - Brazil Delegation

Visit the UN Webcast site for more videos and future schedules.

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