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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    Rio 20 Journal Statements 20 22 June Side Events at Rio 20 Pictures Videos SD Learning Partnership Forum SD Dialogue Days Other events at Rio 20 Calendar Logistics for Rio 20 Transportation Bus schedule Conference on sustainability Calendar Map Registration By Category Preparatory Committees Intersessionals Informal Consultations Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Organizers Pictures Videos from Rio 20 Are you organizing a Side Event SD Learning

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    From the Ground to the Cloud New Tools for Sustainable Development Google Earth Outreach The Internet is a democratizing force which offers new means of implementation for sustainable development Digital inclusion policies promote increasingly broad and timely access to socio environmental tools and information throughout the developing world The Web creates new possibilities for collaboration and transparency enabling unique partnerships Cloud computing can support unprecedented analysis and dissemination of large global datasets and visualization methods can support more rapid and informed decision making and public education For example Google Earth and Maps are used globally today by more than a billion people in more than 40 languages 4 00 6 00 mHealth Mobile Technologies to Improve Health mHealth Alliance United Nations Foundation 4 00 6 00 Read more mHealth Mobile Technologies to Improve Health mHealth Alliance United Nations Foundation mHealth the use of mobile technologies to improve health outcomes is a swiftly evolving field with innovative technological advances occurring daily While it is a relatively new health strategy 83 of UN Member States report offering at least one type of mHealth service Because of its rapidly developing nature mHealth has frequently outpaced alignment with Ministry of Health priorities as well as the development of national strategies regarding standards and guidelines on technological interoperability monitoring and evaluation and privacy and security regulations needed to govern its use It is all too common for countries to have numerous active pilot projects with no input or oversight from the host country Without country guidance these projects have limited hope of becoming integrated into national public health programs and reaching scale While nascent conversations are taking place in some countries the majority of countries where mHealth has started to take root have no defined strategies or guidelines on implementation Knowing how to start these dialogues who to invite to the table and what actions to take is the first step towards building national level systems and mechanisms that can guide the development of a diverse mHealth ecosystem Day 6 Mon 18 June 10 00 1 00 Sustainable management of Natural Resources to support Post Conflict Peacebuilding Environmental Law Institute Keynote Speaker Ms Haddijatou Jallow Head of Sierra Leone s Environment Protection Agency 10 00 1 00 Read more Sustainable management of Natural Resources to support Post Conflict Peacebuilding Environmental Law Institute Natural resources play a central role in armed conflict and in facilitating the transition to peace in post conflict societies They frequently affect whether and how key security humanitarian and development objectives are met Building resilience and sustainably managing natural resources in post conflict settings is particularly important as post conflict countries are susceptible to conflict relapse and are more vulnerable to disasters In addition given the complex and volatile nature of post conflict societies individuals involved in natural resource management face a unique set of challenges and there is a need to tailor natural resource management strategies to fit the post conflict context In spite of this demonstrated need an established field of research and practice that addresses the role natural resources play in post conflict peacebuilding has only recently begun to emerge To address this gap the Environmental Law Institute the United Nations Environment Programme the University of Tokyo and McGill University have coordinated a global initiative over the past four years culminating in a series of seven related books which include over 150 case studies from more than 60 countries and territories written by over 225 authors This project represents the most significant collection to date of experiences analyses and lessons in managing natural resources to support post conflict peacebuilding The course will provide an overview of this emerging field drawing upon the unprecedented body of experiences and analyses that have been gathered 3 00 6 00 Assessing Sustainable Transport in the context of Green Economy Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport 3 00 6 00 Read more Assessing Sustainable Transport in the context of Green Economy Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport Transport is a key sector for sustainable development The transport sector is rapidly changing especially in emerging and developing economies Since the WSSD in 2002 progress has been made in raising the issue of sustainability in the transport sector including the development and pilot testing of the Avoid Shift Improve ASI approach which now offers a more sustainable alternative to the current growth pattern of unrestrained private motorization The transport sector is of particular relevance to the green economy theme of Rio 20 because of its potential for wide ranging environmental economic and social development benefits Application of green economy in the transport sector generally involves technological change including efficiency enhancements demand management and changes in consumer behaviour In the case of the transport sector changes in consumer behaviour can mean abandoning the use of private cars in favour of public transport or non motorized transport Demand management can involve a wide range of options including mobility based urban planning intelligent transport systems car sharing and limiting access to private cars through auction or lottery based vehicle quotas The Zero Draft Outcome Document for the Rio 20 workshop speaks about the importance of measuring progress in the implementation of the Green Economy A roadmap is proposed that contains indicative goals and timeline for 2012 2015 2015 2030 and 2030 This Learning Event will build on the efforts of the Rio 20 Campaign on sustainable mobility of the Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport SLoCaT see http www slocat net rio plus 20 Day 7 Tue 19 June 10 00 1 00 Organic Agriculture Locally Driven Solutions to Global Priorities International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM Keynote Speaker Honourable Prime Minister of Bhutan Lyonchoen Jigmi Yoezer Thinley 10 00 1 00 Read more Organic Agriculture Locally Driven Solutions to Global Priorities International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM Organic green economies exist in over 120 countries each one a result of local opportunities and challenges and each based on the 4 principles of organic agriculture health ecology

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    Session 1 will act as a key consultation that would respond to the needs of entrepreneurs and grassroots initiatives wishing to enhance their contribution to the Rio 20 outcome This session will examine the role and elements of a new mechanism for budding entrepreneurs and grassroots partnerships to provide better coordinated support at the global regional and national levels A platform for social and environmental entrepreneurial partnerships to report on progress towards their goals and for showcasing outstanding contributions will also be explored New and existing partnerships involving and supporting small micro and medium sized enterprises will be launched and strengthened 4pm 6pm Partnerships for the integration of food and nutrition security health and gender equality UNDESA and Public Health Institute 4pm 6pm Read more Partnerships for the integration of food and nutrition security health and gender equality UNDESA and Public Health Institute Inter linkages between critical issues The issues of food and nutrition security health gender equality environmental degradation and climate change are closely interrelated Climate change and environmental degradation undermine the full enjoyment of human rights and have a direct impact on the health and the food and nutrition security of millions of people particularly women and their children and on their ability to move out of poverty At the same time women s empowerment engagement and transformational leadership are critical to build resilience to climate change and embark on sustainable development pathways that ensure global health food and nutrition security and lead to higher incomes Likewise rights based approaches with an emphasis on participation transparency and accountability play a role in making development more inclusive and equitable Unfortunately these critical issues are often addressed through siloed approaches which reduce their effectiveness and impact Day 2 Thu 21 June 10am 1pm Partnerships for advancing Gender Equality and Sustainability UNDESA IUCN and UNEP 10am 1pm Read more Partnerships for advancing Gender Equality and Sustainability UNDESA IUCN and UNEP Progress on gender equality has been made in some areas but the potential for women to engage in and contribute to sustainable development more effectively as leaders participants and agents of change has not been fully realized In Session 3 the value of partnerships in mainstreaming gender in critical thematic issues at Rio 20 will be showcased and a forum for participants to network with existing partnerships on gender and sustainable development create synergies between partnerships and learn from each other s experiences as well as explore replicability and scaling up opportunities will be provided Through a highly dynamic and interactive Gender Partnerships Marketplace the session will aim to produce concrete recommendations on gender sensitive goals and indicators to be considered as inputs to the Rio 20 agreements on the proposed SDGs and as a contribution to the post 2015 development agenda Additionally a Knowledge Platform Learning Circle Community of practice on gender and sustainable development is intended to be discussed 3pm 6pm Speed Brokering for Partnerships scaling up and replicating best practices in sustainable development UNDESA and REEEP 3pm 6pm

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    Development Dialogue Days 16 19 June 2012 The Government of Brazil is organizing with the support of the United Nations the Sustainable Development Dialogues a forum for civil society to be held in Riocentro between June 16 to 19 in the context of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 Final Recommendations available Click on the respective links below to see the final recommendations for each topic In the four days 16 19 June prior to the High Level Segment top representatives from civil society including private sector NGOs scientific community among other major groups convened at the same venue of the Rio 20 Conference They engaged in an open and action oriented debate on key topics related to sustainable development There were no participation of Governments or UN agencies The recommendations emanating from the Dialogues will be conveyed directly to the Heads of State and Government present at the Summit Read more here Click on the links below to see full details of each Sustainable Development Dialogue Day Day 1 Sat 16 June 11 00 am 1 30 pm Unemployment Decent Work and Migration 3 30 pm 6 00 pm Sustainable Development as an Answer to the

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    to 19 00 Siemens Event on Affordable Healthcare Read more 17 30 to 19 00 UNEP FI 20 Years Celebration Special Focus on Latin America 17 30 to 19 00 UNEP FI 20 Years Celebration Special Focus on Latin America Read more Ocean in Google Earth as an Environmental Educational Tool The Dominican Perspective Ocean in Google Earth as an Environmental Educational Tool The Dominican Perspective Global Foundation for Democracy and Development GFDD actively collaborates with Ocean in Google Earth as the institution s local partner in the Dominican Republic to provide and create content for Explore the Ocean a GFDD educational initiative and one that will be highlighted at a special side panel to be held at the Rio 20 Conference Ocean in Google Earth collects local stories and locally based knowledge from people who care about the ocean environment worldwide These stories are related to six key areas ecosystems marine life ocean and atmosphere science and exploration marine protected areas and human connections GFDD and Ocean in Google Earth have teamed up to create a geo referenced layer on Google Earth named Mission Blue Mission Blue is built using a multimedia format including video footage pictures local music and the presentation of short stories in Spanish highlighting scientific studies creating awareness of marine and coastal ecosystems and highlighting best practices as well as documenting the challenges opportunities that lie ahead for the oceans Read more LEAD 20th anniversary celebration LEAD 20th anniversary celebration LEAD is the worldï ½s largest international non profit organisation focused on leadership and sustainable development We were founded by the Rockefeller Foundation as the world was preparing for the first Earth Summit Two decades later we are returning to Rio to celebrate our 20th anniversary share our learning about leadership for sustainability and recognise the impact that LEAD has made Read more Women Rio 20 Good Practice Award ceremony in Rio de Janeiro Women Rio 20 Good Practice Award ceremony in Rio de Janeiro On the occasion of the upcoming UNCSD Conference in Rio RIO 20 five Women s Rio 20 Good Practices will be awarded and invited to present their initiatives at the UN summit in Brazil Read more Monday 18 June 2012 The Satoyama Initiative and the Green Economy The Satoyama Initiative and the Green Economy The Satoyama Initiative is a comprehensive effort to benefit biodiversity and human well being through promoting the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in human influenced natural environments The Initiative has demonstrated global appeal across sectors and was specifically recognized in 2010 at CBD COP10 Human influenced natural environments or socio ecological production landscapes SEPLs are found all around the world they have been formed and maintained through sustainable land use and support human life by providing various goods and services During the side event there will be presentations by leading experts and an in depth panel discussion examining the effectiveness and usefulness of the Satoyama Initiative Particular emphasis will be placed on the development of new business models based on sustainable land use including mosaic landscape management The side event will be enriched by a broad spectrum of presenters with long careers in a variety of areas but united by common interests They will draw on a wealth of experience working in international organizations governments and the private sector In conclusion there will be a discussion of how the Satoyama Initiative can further contribute to a green economy as it continues to follow its vision of realizing societies in harmony with nature Read more My Green Dream Exhibition My Green Dream Exhibition Read more The Society Case for Sustainability Cities at the Heart of the Future We Want The Society Case for Sustainability Cities at the Heart of the Future We Want Read more Wolrd YMCA Sustanible Development Dialogue Wolrd YMCA Sustanible Development Dialogue Read more Simpósio Setor Elétrico Brasileiro e Sustentabilidade no Século 21 Oportunidades e Desafios Symposium on Clean Energy Solutions for Brazil s 21st Century Simpósio Setor Elétrico Brasileiro e Sustentabilidade no Século 21 Oportunidades e Desafios Symposium on Clean Energy Solutions for Brazil s 21st Century A ONU declarou que 2012 é o ano da Energia Sustentável para Todos Energia limpa será o foco principal da Rio 20 onde as discussões se concentrarão em torno de medidas para chegarmos à chamada economia verde Dentro deste cenário o Simpósio Setor Elétrico Brasileiro e Sustentabilidade no Século 21 Opotunidades e Desafios irá reunir lideranças e especialistas do Brasil e do mundo para discutir desafios e oportunidades estratégicos para o desenvolvimento do setor energético brasileiro no decorrer do século 21 baseado em princípios de economia eficiente sustentabilidade ambiental justiça social e participação democrática Durante o simpósio em coletiva de imprensa às 14h será lançada a publicação O Setor Elétrico Brasileiro e a Sustentabilidade no século 21 Oportunidades e Desafios escrita por especialistas de diversas organizações The United Nations has declared 2012 the year of Sustainable Energy for All and clean energy will be a major focus at the Rio 20 conference Wtihin this context the Symposium on Clean Energy Solutions for Brazil s 21st Century Opportunities and Challenges will bring together leading Brazilian and international experts as well as other key figures from civil society government and the private sector to discuss challenges and opportunities for a 21st century energy strategy in Brazil based on principles of economic efficiency environmental sustainability social justice and democratic participation Immediately following the symposium a press conference at 14 00 will launch the publication The Brazilian Electricity Sector and Sustainability in the 21st century Opportunities and Challenges written by experts from various organizations Read more 09 00 to 16 30 TEEB Day at the ISEE 2012 Conference 09 00 to 16 30 TEEB Day at the ISEE 2012 Conference Read more 09 00 to 18 00 Multi Stakeholder Dialogues on Trade Opportunities in the Context of a Green Economy Transition 09 00 to 18 00 Multi Stakeholder Dialogues on Trade Opportunities in the Context of a Green Economy Transition Read more 09 00 to 18 00 World Congress on Justice Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability 09 00 to 18 00 World Congress on Justice Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability Read more Forests the heart of a green economy Forests the heart of a green economy Sustainable forest based enterprises can offer a transitory pathway toward a low carbon future This Rio 20 side event will highlight the role of forests and industry in fostering local livelihoods at the resource base and enabling product transitions to low carbon bio economy among consumers Read more Indigenous Peoples Global Conference on Sustainable Self Determined Development Indigenous Peoples Global Conference on Sustainable Self Determined Development Indigenous peoples will organize the Indigenous Peoples Global Conference on Sustainable Self Determined Development prior to the Rio 20 conference proper The global conference will bring together regional representatives of indigenous peoples from Africa Asia Arctic Pacific North America Latin America Russia and Eastern Europe where regional and thematic reports can be shared and decisions will be reached on how to pursue sustainable self determined development Read more Multi stakeholder Dialogue on Trade Opportunities in the Context of a Green Economy Transition Multi stakeholder Dialogue on Trade Opportunities in the Context of a Green Economy Transition ITC UNEP and ICTSD are jointly organising a multi stakeholder dialogue with the purpose of identifying and maximising trade opportunities for developing countries in the context of the transition to a green economy in order to enhance development opportunities poverty eradication and social equity The dialogue seeks to draw pertinent policy lessons based on concrete examples in this regard It represents a distinct component of a larger project aimed at distilling policy lessons on such green trade opportunities comprising both a research and analysis component and an outreach component policy dialogues Read more The Urban Summit The Urban Summit Building on the preparatory meetings held in New York in April UCLG and UN Habitat with the support of Cities Alliance and UNACLA under the auspices of the City of Rio will bring together over 250 Local and Regional Governments representatives to discuss their contributions to the Summit Read more World Summit of Sustainable Energy Solutions World Summit of Sustainable Energy Solutions Amazon Watch will host the World Summit of Sustainable Energy Solutions on June 18th The event will bring together leaders from Brazil and international experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the Brazilian energy sector in view of the principles of economic efficiency environmental sustainability social justice and democratic participation The summit is a great opportunity for civil society to discuss the major and most controversial issues of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Join us Read more Communitarian Forest Managment to assure Sustainable Development Communitarian Forest Managment to assure Sustainable Development Communitarian forest management CFM is a common practice in several countries of Latin America Sustainable communitarian forest management helps to mitigate the effects of environmental degradation and climate change and promotes rural development by the creation of more employment opportunities in the forest sector which strengthens the local economies and eradicates rural poverty Thus the communitarian forest management provides multiple ecologic economic and social benefits and can inspire other nations to learn from the experiences in Mexico and Central America to adopt similar strategies to promote sustainable development Read more Rio 20 Side Event Mountain Knowledge Solutions for Sustainable Green Economy and Improved Water Food Energy and Environment Nexus Rio 20 Side Event Mountain Knowledge Solutions for Sustainable Green Economy and Improved Water Food Energy and Environment Nexus Why This Side Event This side event aims to contribute to the The Future We Want outcome document by highlighting the need to better manage mountain natural resources as global public goods supplying water for life food for health and clean energy for livelihoods The event will focus on sharing research based knowledge on such topics as conservation of fresh water resources and critical biodiversity maintenance of gene pools and protection of forest wetland and rangeland ecosystems Particular attention will be given to strategies and action proposals for enhancing people s livelihoods and wellbeing Read more Sustainable Development Dialogues Sustainable Development Dialogues The Government of Brazil is organizing with the support of the United Nations the Sustainable Development Dialogues a forum for civil society to be held in Riocentro between June 16 to 19 in the context of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 Read more Rio 20 Corporate Sustainability Forum Innovation and Collaboration for the Future We Want Rio 20 Corporate Sustainability Forum Innovation and Collaboration for the Future We Want The United Nations Global Compact will organize the Rio 20 Corporate Sustainability Forum Innovation and Collaboration for the Future We Want from 15 18 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro Held in cooperation with the Rio 20 Secretariat the UN System and the Global Compact Local Network Brazil in the days leading up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 the Forum s objective is to bring greater scale and quality to corporate sustainability practices As a showcase for innovation and collaboration the Forum is designed to be a launching ground for widespread action Over 2 000 participants are expected at the Forum representing business as well as investors governments local authorities civil society and UN entities For more information visit www compact4rio org or email rio2012 unglobalcompact org Read more Rio 20 Global Town Hall Rio 20 Global Town Hall ICLEI is organizing the Rio 20 Global Town Hall during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development from 18 22 June 2012 This venue will see a forum for dialogues and debates and an exhibition of actors and the solutions they offer to the vital challenges facing urban areas Read more 10 00 to 12 00 Marine Litter Preventing our Oceans from Becoming Dumps 10 00 to 12 00 Marine Litter Preventing our Oceans from Becoming Dumps Read more REDD oportunidade para um futuro sustentável no meio rural ou ameaça a direitos dos agricultores povos indígenas e comunidades tradicionais REDD oportunidade para um futuro sustentável no meio rural ou ameaça a direitos dos agricultores povos indígenas e comunidades tradicionais A adoção de mecanismos econômicos para transição do modelo de desenvolvimento na Amazônia é temas de debate Perspectivas de futuro com REDD e Direitos da Sociedade Civil vs REDD Participe dessa discussão Read more 11 00 to 12 00 Eye On Earth Eye on Oceans and Blue Carbon 11 00 to 12 00 Eye On Earth Eye on Oceans and Blue Carbon Read more Environmental Education Environmental Education Speaker Prof Luísa Schmit CNADS Read more Exhibition Drop by Drop Competition Exhibition Drop by Drop Competition Exhibition of posters from the UN ad competition on water shortage and resource efficiency sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers See also www dropbydrop eu Read more Exhibition Local Energy Solutions Exhibition Local Energy Solutions Exhibition of best cases from a Nordic competition on energy solutions for local government and municipalities See also http www nordicenergymunicipality org Read more 11 30 to 14 00 Cities and Sustainable Development Contributions of Local Authorities and Businesses to Achieving Sustainable Development Special Focus on China 11 30 to 14 00 Cities and Sustainable Development Contributions of Local Authorities and Businesses to Achieving Sustainable Development Special Focus on China Read more ICLEI World Congress 2012 ICLEI World Congress 2012 The ICLEI World Congress takes place every three years It provides Mayors local government elected officials and staff representatives from international agencies national governments donors and other partners with the opportunity for peer exchanges knowledge sharing capacity building and on site visits and exhibits One of the key themes will be the Green Urban Economy The ICLEI World Congress will be the occasion for ICLEI members and other local government actors to prepare their final message for and input to Rio 20 Read more 12 00 to 13 00 How Research can inform the Green Economy Transition Discussion tables with EU funded project officers 12 00 to 13 00 How Research can inform the Green Economy Transition Discussion tables with EU funded project officers Read more Towards a Green Society Participation for Social Change Towards a Green Society Participation for Social Change Active citizenship contestation and diverse forms of participation have a crucial role to play in transforming relations of power and patterns of inequality underpinning poverty and unsustainable growth and are thus central to Rio 20 negotiations Public action is essential for forging solutions that are compatible with goals of social justice equity and poverty eradication Read more 13 00 to 14 00 Natural Capital and Economic Development Bridging or Breaking 13 00 to 14 00 Natural Capital and Economic Development Bridging or Breaking Read more Programme of side events in the European Union Pavilion Programme of side events in the European Union Pavilion The European Union and its Institutions Member States and big organisations will hold a series of side events in the EU Pavilion in the Athletes Park between 14 and 22 June Read more The challenge of resource efficiency and economic growth The challenge of resource efficiency and economic growth German industry has improved its energy efficiency by 30 within the last 20 years Where do we stand on the path towards a more resource efficient economy while preserving and raising economic growth Where do dangers lie to competitiveness Lead organizer Federation of German Industry BDI Partners Federal Ministry for Environment Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety BMU Federal Environment Agency UBA Germany VCI MdB IASS Read more 13 30 to 15 00 Promoting Inclusive Green Growth and Building a Green Economy as a means to Achieve Sustainable Development Perspectives on Opportunities and Challenges faced by Africa s LDCs Landlocked Developing States and SIDS 13 30 to 15 00 Promoting Inclusive Green Growth and Building a Green Economy as a means to Achieve Sustainable Development Perspectives on Opportunities and Challenges faced by Africa s LDCs Landlocked Developing States and SIDS Read more ISO International Standards and Green Economy ISO International Standards and Green Economy To promote wide ranging dialogue about the importance of ISO International Standards as a contribution to the green economy in the context of sustainable development This side event will provide participants with examples of how an international consensus based multi stakeholder standards setting system can achieve global agreement on the pragmatic implementation of green economy issues at the organizational level As a concrete example ISO developed an International Standard that provides guidance on social responsibility ISO 26000 in 2010 It involved more than 450 par ticipating experts from 99 countries and 42 organiza tions in liaison These experts came from six specifically identified stakeholder categories government industry labour consumers NGOs and academia Its main topics are organizational governance human rights labour practices the environment fair operating practices consumer issues and community involvement and development Read more 14 00 to 15 30 Building a Common Framework for Resource Efficient Cities and Buildings 14 00 to 15 30 Building a Common Framework for Resource Efficient Cities and Buildings Read more 14 00 to 17 00 UNEP SEE Joint Event China Going Green Forum on Civil Society and Green Economy in China 14 00 to 17 00 UNEP SEE Joint Event China Going Green Forum on Civil Society and Green Economy in China Read more UNDP UNU FGV Symposium on Public Administration and Rio 20 The Role of the Visible Hand of Public Institutions in Creating a Sustainable Future UNDP UNU FGV Symposium on Public Administration and Rio 20 The Role of the Visible Hand of Public Institutions in Creating a Sustainable Future This symposium organized by the United Nations Development Programme UNDP the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies UNU IAS and the Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV will discuss the role of public administration in contributing to deliver the institutional framework for sustainable development and green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication the two main themes of the Rio 20 Conference The sessions will discuss the new set of reforms in public management organizations and policies in the different levels that are needed to create greener economic growth in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication During the event it will be launched the special issue of the journal Public Administration and Development PAD Wiley Blackwell on Rio 20 Registration http direitorio fgv br rio20 admpublica insc put name email and institution and click on Enviar Read more 14 30 to 16 30 TEEB Advisory Board Meeting 14 30 to 16 30 TEEB Advisory Board Meeting Read more A Rede das Áreas Protegidas em Portugal A Rede das Áreas Protegidas em Portugal Speaker Engª Paula Sarmento Read more Environmental Fiscal Reform the key to achieving a Green Economy Environmental Fiscal Reform the key to achieving a Green Economy Environmental Fiscal Reforms can raise revenues for poverty alleviation and pro poor investment contribute to deficit reduction shift the tax burden away from labour and income tax reduce greenhouse gas emissions create jobs stimulate innovation incentivise a shift towards renewable energy and enhance energy efficiency They are a prerequisite for providing the framework for a green economy and can make a key contribution to sustainable development Lead organizer Green Budget Europe Partners Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenar beit GIZ GmbH Federal Environment Agency UBA Germany Read more O papel das políticas públicas na redução do desmatamento da Amazônia Legal desafios e perspectivas para o futuro IPAM O papel das políticas públicas na redução do desmatamento da Amazônia Legal desafios e perspectivas para o futuro IPAM O Seminário tem como objetivo promover o diálogo entre as diversas análises que avaliaram a redução do desmatamento de aproximadamente 68 nos últimos 6 anos e sua correlação com as políticas adotadas pelo Governo Federal entre 2004 e 2012 O evento também pretende reforçar e estretitar o diálogo entre sociedade civil e os governos federal e estadual visando o aprimoramento das políticas públicas para redução de desmatamento e a governança florestal na Amazônia Legal brasileira Read more 15 30 to 17 00 Legal Preparedness for the Green Economy 15 30 to 17 00 Legal Preparedness for the Green Economy Read more 15 30 to 17 00 The Role of Environmental Education for Sustainable Development in a Transition to a Green Economy from Tbilisi to Rio 20 15 30 to 17 00 The Role of Environmental Education for Sustainable Development in a Transition to a Green Economy from Tbilisi to Rio 20 Read more CPLP Meeting of the Sustainable Development Councils CPLP Meeting of the Sustainable Development Councils Speaker Prof Luísa Schmit CNADS Read more 12th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics ISEE 2012 ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS AND RIO 20 CONTRIBUTIONS AND CHALLENGES FOR A GREEN ECONOMY 12th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics ISEE 2012 ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS AND RIO 20 CONTRIBUTIONS AND CHALLENGES FOR A GREEN ECONOMY ISEE is a nonprofit member governed organization dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships between the economy ecology and society for the mutual well being of people and nature ISEE conferences are transdisciplinary and have been held biennially since 1990 ISEE 2012 has been conceived to dovetail with the Rio 20 UNCSD Earth Summit The Earth Summit has been charged with developing a road map for international cooperation toward a Green Economy and for promoting institutions necessary for sustainable development ISEE 2012 will address UNCSD themes as well as other key debates within ecological economics and environmental policy It will promote dialogue with the Summit through a final ministerial panel and the participation of policy makers The challenge for Ecological Economics at this Summit is to contribute to designing innovative alternatives to address market and institutional failures as well as to better understand ecological and economic systems Read more 17 00 to 19 00 Achieving Social and Environmental Goals through Sustainable Public Procurement 17 00 to 19 00 Achieving Social and Environmental Goals through Sustainable Public Procurement Read more Delivering sustainable development and enabling the transition to the green economy through sustainable public procurement Delivering sustainable development and enabling the transition to the green economy through sustainable public procurement Public procurement which represents between 15 and 25 of GDP offers a tremendous opportunity to drive markets towards green innovation and sustainability The side event will showcase the potential the achievements and challenges of SPP as a tool to promote sustainable development objectives and enable the transition towards a green economy The side event will also be the opportunity to present and launch the International Sustainable Public Procurement Initiative SPPI aimed at promoting the worldwide implementation of SPP through increased cooperation between stakeholders and the demonstration of the potential benefits and impacts of SPP On the occasion of the side event UNEP will release a number of publications and tools on the subject Read more Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials Scarcity What can policy do Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials Scarcity What can policy do Lead organizer Federal Ministry for Environment Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety BMU Read more Stockholm 40 Call for Action Stockholm 40 Call for Action This side event will present the main messages from Stockholm 40 A panel with participants from the Stockholm 40 Conference will discuss how to bring the messages forward in Rio and beyond Read more Seminar From New Nordic Food to New Rural Economy Seminar From New Nordic Food to New Rural Economy The seminar will show the potential of the ideas behind New Nordic Food to promote a local green economy It is followed by a taste of local foods cooked the new Nordic way by chef Trine Hahnemann Speakers include Martin Lidegaard Danish Climate Minister Director Jacqueline M McGlade European Environment Agency tbc Emile Frisson Bioversity International and Alexander Müller FAO Sign up recommended due to limited number of seats The event will be held in English Read more UNITAR New York Office collaborates with IBM in Rio to enhance knowledge and expertise in forging sustainable cities UNITAR New York Office collaborates with IBM in Rio to enhance knowledge and expertise in forging sustainable cities The United Nations Institute for Training and Research UNITAR New York Office extends the Rio Preparation Forum series from New York to Rio to collaborate with International Business Machines IBM for two intensive workshops on sustainable cities during Rio 20 Read more 18 30 to 20 30 Leadership by Business to Account for Natural Capital 18 30 to 20 30 Leadership by Business to Account for Natural Capital Read more 19 30 to 21 00 Aiming Higher Unlocking Tertiary Educationï ½s Potential to Accelerate Sustainable Development and the Transition to a Fair and Green Economy Venue Rio Centro P 3 B 19 30 to 21 00 Aiming Higher Unlocking Tertiary Educationï ½s Potential to Accelerate Sustainable Development and the Transition to a Fair and Green Economy Venue Rio Centro P 3 B Read more Aiming Higher Unlocking Tertiary Education s Potential to Accelerate Sustainable Development and the Transition to a Fair and Green Economy Aiming Higher Unlocking Tertiary Education s Potential to Accelerate Sustainable Development and the Transition to a Fair and Green Economy Tertiary education plays a critical role in shaping the future The leaders of today and tomorrow tend to be university graduates and they will have a strong hand in preparing the skilled workforce needed for a green economy There are many examples from around the world that have shown the importance of tertiary education in sustainable development efforts and the critical need for continued support for these types of initiatives This event co organized by the Education for Sustainable Development Programme at UNU IAS in collaboration with more than 15 partner organizations and government ministries will highlight the important role of tertiary education in sustainable development and will answer the following key questions How can governments NGOs businesses and tertiary education instigate the necessary shift towards sustainable development and the transition to a Green Economy How do we unlock the potential of tertiary education sector to transform society What role should tertiary education play in creating and participating in the institutional framework for sustainable development What funding and support mechanisms will need to be provided to ensure the success of tertiary education in sustainable development efforts Read more Women Rio 20 Good Practice Award ceremony in Rio de Janeiro Women Rio 20 Good Practice Award ceremony in Rio de Janeiro On the occasion of the upcoming UNCSD Conference in Rio RIO 20 five Women s Rio 20 Good Practices will be awarded and invited to present their initiatives at the UN summit in Brazil Read more Cooperation with the Portuguese Speaking Countries in the field of Environment Cooperation with the Portuguese Speaking Countries in the field of Environment Speaker Dra Alexandra Ferreira de Carvalho GPP Read more Tuesday 19 June 2012 Launch of a Higher Education Initiative for Sustainable Development Launch of a Higher Education Initiative for Sustainable Development During this Rio 20 side event leaders of the international academic community will come together to announce a new Higher Education Initiative for Sustainable Development The initiative will be facilitated by an umbrella of United Nations partner organizations Read more My Green Dream Exhibition My Green Dream Exhibition Read more BASD Business Day 19 June 2012 BASD Business Day 19 June 2012 The official Business Industry major group event a high profile platform for interaction between business leaders and policy makers with the theme Achieving Scale Read more Wolrd YMCA Sustanible Development Dialogue Wolrd YMCA Sustanible Development Dialogue Read more 08 30 to 18 00 Choosing our Future Open and Participatory Sustainable Development Governance 08 30 to 18 00 Choosing our Future Open and Participatory Sustainable Development Governance Read more Choosing Our Future Open and Participatory Sustainable Development Governance Choosing Our Future Open and Participatory Sustainable Development Governance Read more 09 00 to 18 00 World Congress on Justice Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability 09 00 to 18 00 World Congress on Justice Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability Read more Aiming for a Food Secure Future Think Global Act Local Aiming for a Food Secure Future Think Global Act Local FAO WFP IFAD and Bioversity invite you to a seminar about food and nutrition During the event challenges and solutions for food systems and nutrition will be discussed More information and registration can be found at www fao org rio20 Read more Indigenous Peoples Global Conference on Sustainable Self Determined Development Indigenous Peoples Global Conference on Sustainable Self Determined Development Indigenous peoples will organize the Indigenous Peoples Global Conference on Sustainable Self Determined Development prior to the Rio 20 conference proper The global conference will bring together regional representatives of indigenous peoples from Africa Asia Arctic Pacific North America Latin America Russia and Eastern Europe where regional and thematic reports can be shared and decisions will be reached on how to pursue sustainable self determined development Read more Poverty and the Environment Poverty and the Environment The Veolia Environment Institute a French environmental think tank dedicated to foresight reflection and the Jardim Botanico de Rio de Janeiro a leading governmental organization on biodiversity research and conservation jointly organize a major international Conference during Rio 20 in Rio on June 19th 2012 on the critical issue of poverty and the environment The high level forum has the active support of the Ministry of the Environment in Brazil and the French Development Agency in France Civicus the world alliance for civil society participation is also an associated partner The Conference in Rio will consist in 1 Presenting a general introduction on the interactions between poverty eradication and the environment 2 Analyzing the links between poverty and the environment with a focus on two of the most important issues Biodiversity and poverty and Sustainable and inclusive urban development 3 Highlighting the importance of local practitioners by presenting innovative field practices for poverty reduction and the preservation of the environment 4 Discussing the conditions to create a network of partners who share a consensus of the importance of documenting and disseminating these practices to establish a Global Knowledge Management of practices for sustainable and inclusive development 5 Concluding with global governance for sustainable development and how the roles and responsibilities could be shared in the future A few examples of the confirmed speakers Rajendra K Pachauri IPCC Julia Marton Lefèvre IUCN Pavan Sukhdev Gist Advisory Russell Mittermeier Conservation International Manuela da Cunha Collège de France Rémi Genevey AFD Justin Kilcullen Concord Monica de Roure Ashoka Laurence Tubiana iddri Staffan Nilsson EESC etc Read more Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development FIESP FIRJAN UNIDO Eletrobras TAIPU Binacional Ministry of Energy Roberto Marinho Foundation UNICA Rio City Hall Read more Seminar Gender Equality is Sustainability Seminar Gender Equality is Sustainability A seminar on the interconnection between gender equality welfare green economy and the climate Speakers include Norwegian Minister of the Environment Bï ½rd Vegard Solhjell Sarah Cook Research Institute for Social Development Former President of Finland Tarja Halonen and Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson Special guest Former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Bruntland The event will be held in English Sign up recommended due to limited number of seats Followed by a lunch buffet for all partipants Read more Sustainable Transport in the Cities of the Future Workshop Sustainable Transport in the Cities of the Future Workshop The International Union of Railways UIC International Association of Public Transport UITP and the Association of the European Rail Industry UNIFE would like to invite you to a free half day workshop at Fetranspor the federation of bus passenger transport companies in the state of Rio de Janeiro Read more 6TH MEETING OF THE EU BRAZIL CIVIL SOCIETY ROUND TABLE 6TH MEETING OF THE EU BRAZIL CIVIL SOCIETY ROUND TABLE What is at stake at Rio 20 Recommendations from Brazilian and EU civil society Read more Sustainable Development Dialogues Sustainable Development Dialogues The Government of Brazil is organizing with the support of the United Nations the Sustainable Development Dialogues a forum for civil society to be held in Riocentro between June 16 to 19 in the context of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 Read more Rio 20 Global Town Hall Rio 20 Global Town Hall ICLEI is organizing the Rio 20 Global Town Hall during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development from 18 22 June 2012 This venue will see a forum for dialogues and debates and an exhibition of actors and the solutions they offer to the vital challenges facing urban areas Read more Fundaï ½ï ½o EDP Rio 20 Live Connect Lisboa Fundaï ½ï ½o EDP Rio 20 Live Connect Lisboa Read more Let s Do it World Clean Up Action Let s Do it World Clean Up Action Let s Do it World Cleanup 2012 Estonia and Atitude Brasi in cooperation with the Estonian Mission to the United Nations invite one representative from every national official delegation to spend two hours for a clean up action in Parque da Cidade park We expect around 200 participants All necessary equipment for clean up action will be provided There will be a small stage for short speeches Read more ECOLABELLING AS TOOL FOR ACTIONS TO REDUCE IMPACTS ON THE ENVIROMENT ECOLABELLING AS TOOL FOR ACTIONS TO REDUCE IMPACTS ON THE ENVIROMENT This international workshop has the twofold purpose of presenting and promoting a wide dialogue about the importance of Ecolabelling as well as of introducing the project developed by the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards ABNT for Greenhouse Gases Management to be implemented in the Small and Medium Enterprises in Brazil Read more 11 00 to 12 00 Eye On Earth Special Initiative Submission New Funding Models for International Development 11 00 to 12 00 Eye On Earth Special Initiative Submission New Funding Models for International Development Read more Exhibition Drop by Drop Competition Exhibition Drop by Drop Competition Exhibition of posters from the UN ad competition on water shortage and resource efficiency sponsored by the Nordic Council of Ministers See also www dropbydrop eu Read more Exhibition Local Energy Solutions Exhibition Local Energy Solutions Exhibition of best cases from a Nordic competition on energy solutions for local government and municipalities See also http www nordicenergymunicipality org Read more Mountain Pavilion Event Role of mountains in promoting green growth and making development sustainable Mountain Pavilion Event Role of mountains in promoting green growth and making development sustainable Read more Rewarding pioneers in forest conservation Financial rewards for successful climate change mitigation Rewarding pioneers in forest conservation Financial rewards for successful climate change mitigation REDD for Early Movers REM bridges a finance gap for REDD pioneers REM rewards their mitigation performance achieved through forest preservation so that others will follow suit Join the discussion about REM with high ranking REDD and development experts Lead organizer German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development BMZ Partners KfW German development bank Deutsche Gesellschaft fï ½r Internationale Zusammen arbeit GIZ GmbH Climate Institute of Acre Brazil Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazï ½nia IPAM Read more Mitigating Climate Change through the Montreal Protocol Mitigating Climate Change through the Montreal Protocol Read more Rio 20 Side Event Zero Waste Strategies and Actions towards Sustainable Cities Rio de Janeiro Brazil 19 June 2012 Rio 20 Side Event Zero Waste Strategies and Actions towards Sustainable Cities Rio de Janeiro Brazil 19 June 2012 The side event which is co organized by IPLA ISWA ABRELPE COMLURB and UNCRD will provide presentations and discussion on the most critical issues currently dealt with in the area of solid waste management with a comprehensive and practical view to find out the ways and guidelines on the development of strategies and actions for moving towards low carbon and zero waste societies Read more Sustainable Ethanol for Cooking Accelerating Clean Energy Access for Urban Households Sustainable Ethanol for Cooking Accelerating Clean Energy Access for Urban Households Read more 12 00 to 13 00 Microsoft

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    Other events at Rio 20 Calendar Logistics for Rio 20 Transportation Bus schedule Conference on sustainability Calendar Map Registration By Category Preparatory Committees Intersessionals Informal Consultations Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Calendar Preparatory Committees Intersessional Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Informal Consultations Previous Month January February March April May June July August September October November December 2010 2011 2012 Next Month Sunday

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  • Rio+20 : Expert Group Meeting on Enhancing Sustainability of Conferences and Conference-related Travel
    June 21 June 22 June Rio 20 Journal Statements 20 22 June Side Events at Rio 20 Pictures Videos SD Learning Partnership Forum SD Dialogue Days Other events at Rio 20 Calendar Logistics for Rio 20 Transportation Bus schedule Conference on sustainability Calendar Map Registration By Category Preparatory Committees Intersessionals Informal Consultations Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Related pages Presentations Expert Group Meeting on Enhancing Sustainability of Conferences and Conference related Travel Logistics Programme Background papers Position papers Aide Memoire Expert Group Meeting on Enhancing Sustainability of Conferences and Conference related Travel 23 Mar 2012 23 Mar 2012 9 30 AM 4 30 PM Room E Temp North Lawn Building Every year some 80 million people around the world attend international meetings and conferences and even more attend trade shows or exhibitions Meetings and conferences provide unique opportunities for communication interaction and collaborative decision making They generate important economic activity and make significant contributions to employment and social progress However large conference events also increasingly give reason to environmental concerns in particular with regard to wasteful resource consumption as well as emissions generated by conference related travel activity The Expert Group Meeting will give an overview

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