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There were many expectations concerning the Rio+20 Earth Summit, but given the economic downturn concrete results were only a few. Nevertheless, Rio proved to be an excellent occasion to network among those realities which are already implementing sustainable development at the local or regional level. Furthermore, the setting of a post-2015 process for the development of Sustainable Development Indicators appears promising as it paves the way for the inclusion of other dimensions in the welfare of nations, beyond GDP.