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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    that the Brazilian national organizing committee for Rio 20 has committed to blocking a minimum of 500 hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for media covering the conference Costs must be covered by the media For more details visit http www rio20 gov br For information regarding room availability please contact Terramar Travel Agency Emails reservas2 terramar tur br or reservas4 terramar tur br or reservas8 terramar tur br Tel 55 21 35120067 or 55 11 30142042 or 55 19 35145600 Media representatives must present their approval letter and copy rio20 hoteis itamaraty gov br when requesting their accommodations UN News 28 Jun 2012 UN senior officials highlight Rio 20 achievements 23 Jun 2012 Rio 20 in Numbers More UN News Press Materials 9 Aug 2012 United Nations Secretary General Announces New Sustainable Development Initiative 30 Jul 2012 Rio 20 and Beyond Moving Forward to a Sustainable Future More Press Material Meeting Coverage 16 Mar 2012 Secretary General Presenting Report of Global Sustainability Panel to General Assembly Urges Unity in Creating Future We Want 22 Dec 2011 Effects of Global Crises on Poor Countries Sustainable Development Conference Feature as General Assembly Considers Reports of Second Committee More Meeting Coverage Brochure

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    Rio 20 Information Notes Green economy policies practices and initiatives Zero Draft of Outcome Document Compilation Document Political Groups Member States Regional Mtg Outcomes United Nations IGOs Major Groups Synthesis Report Data Videos Logo Guidelines UN Photo Milton Grant Useful Links United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Division for Sustainable Development Rio 20 website in Portuguese Water for life A Rio 20 focus Earth Summit 2012 iisd Reporting Services UNCSD Update UNCSD List Do not miss Provisional List Of Delegations To The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development RIO 20 Framework on Implementation of Rio 20 by UN system Letter from Secretary General Ban ki Moon to UN system on Rio 20 follow up Report of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development A CONF 216 16 National Report Madagascar Preparatory Process Compilation Document Zero draft of the outcome document Synthesis Report Rio 20 Logo View and download the Rio 20 logo available in 7 languages and several formats Logo Guidelines Rio 20 Issues Briefs Trade Green Economy IFSD Peer Review IFSD Oceans Cities SD Goals Indicators Green jobs Disaster reduction Food security agriculture Governance Water Science and Technology Issues Brief 13 Transport Population Migration Finance Statements Latest

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    site The Future We Want In Focus Rio 20 Voluntary Commitments Partnerships for the Future We Want Green economy initiatives Make your action count at VolunteerActionCounts Future We Want Conversation kit Pictures of the World Rio 20 present world leaders the opportunity to create a new paradigm of sustainable lifestyles the create the Future We Want What aspects of a sustainable lifestyle do you enjoy Show us in pictures Rio

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    poverty eradication Developing country jurists will share experiences with tailored legal reforms institutions and compliance Cutting edge legal knowledge will be disseminated through the global launch of a new Compendium of Legal Best Practices on the Green Economy and an E learning Course on Legal Preparedness for the Green Economy in several languages This Legal Roundtable showcases the latest innovations in green economy laws focusing on facilitating South South knowledge sharing and defining practical green economy strategies 15 30 17 00 Role of EESD in Transition to a Green Economy from Tbilisi to Rio 20 Georgia 15 30 17 00 Read more Role of EESD in Transition to a Green Economy from Tbilisi to Rio 20 Lead organizer Georgia Room P3 8 To address the challenges to sustainability and development the global community has undertaken a number of very important steps towards engaging education in its efforts for a healthier ecological economic and social environment the time span emerging from Tbilisi Declaration of 1977 and covering Decade for Education for Sustainable Development 2005 2014 Rio 20 and its outcomes should further enhance and refine global efforts in this regards Education should continue to be employed to provide common awareness towards current and emerging challenges to sustainable development and ways for their mitigation and solution as well as knowledge values and skills for green economies and societies The side event will be a multi stakeholder forum involving international organizations government and major group representatives as well as NGOs and private sector that will be held between 13th 18th June and discuss current and future perspective of education for sustainable development and greener societies 15 30 17 00 Peasants Reclaiming our Future with Food Sovereignty and Agroecology LA VIA CAMPESINA International Peasant Movement 15 30 17 00 Read more Peasants Reclaiming our Future with Food Sovereignty and Agroecology Lead organizer LA VIA CAMPESINA International Peasant Movement Room T 2 In the discussions leading up to Rio 20 there has been little debate on what is a sustainable development path which can address our contemporary issues as defined under Agenda 21 15 30 17 00 Inadequate Planning Challenges on the Andean Amazon Peruvian Society for Environmental Law Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental SPDA 15 30 17 00 Read more Inadequate Planning Challenges on the Andean Amazon Lead organizer Peruvian Society for Environmental Law Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental SPDA Room T 11 SPDA and ICAA in their efforts to contribute to the discussion on the future of the Andean Amazon have produced three reports on the Ecuadorian Peru and Colombia Amazon which provide information never before collected on investments of productive sectors mining energy infrastructure etc and their cumulative impacts on natural resources conservation and development of the Amazonian populations This information is useful for civil society and states and contributes on the decision making process It also generate political capital based on quality information synergies with the media politicians and civil society organizations Therefore we propose a dialogue event as part of Rio 20 to generate this global political capital which should not only occur in areas of the Amazon but also in areas where strategic decisions are being taking and affect the development of our countries 15 30 17 00 Food and the City World Society for the Protection of Animals WSPA 15 30 17 00 Read more Food and the City Lead organizer World Society for the Protection of Animals WSPA Room T 4 Shortly after the world urban population surpassed the world rural population and the food price crisis of 2007 8 the UN Commission on Sustainable Development CSD17 called for strong rural urban linkages and partnerships between countryside and communities to enhance livelihoods and food security Food Security and Cities are both priority theme areas of the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication 15 30 17 00 Consumer Voices at Rio 20 Idec Brazilian Institute for Consumer Defense 15 30 17 00 Read more Consumer Voices at Rio 20 Lead organizer Idec Brazilian Institute for Consumer Defense Room T 10 The purpose of this event is to present the Consumers Platform for Rio 20 created and signed by a number of consumer organizations around the world The goal is to use the platform as a reference to share perspectives on a new model of consumption based on sustainability as well as proposing new forms to orient and educate consumers on sustainable development We will also be presenting a case study of a campaign for mandatory green labeling for cars debating the most effective ways to implement that enforce consumer s right to know where their products are green or not 15 30 17 00 Phasing out fossil fuel subsides what is at stake and why now Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC 15 30 17 00 Read more Phasing out fossil fuel subsides what is at stake and why now Lead organizer Natural Resources Defense Council NRDC Room T 6 More than 500 billion is provided per year in fossil fuel subsidies Fossil fuel subsidies drain public resources drive global warming and make it harder for clean energy to compete In fact fossil fuel subsidies are 500 larger than the subsidies provided for clean energy While a total of 53 countries have made specific commitments to phase out their fossil fuel subsidies little progress has been made in following through by enacting changes to the laws and policies in the key countries A panel of experts on fossil fuel subsidies will outline how much money is provided for these subsidies where key countries stand in terms of phasing out their subsidies and what is needed to turn this promise into reality 15 30 17 00 Indigenous peoples food security climate changes and sustainability State University of Campinas 15 30 17 00 Please note that this Side event is taking place outside RioCentro in the Barra Arena Read more Indigenous peoples food security climate changes and sustainability Lead organizer State University of Campinas Room UN2 Barra Arena Climate changes affecting our planet require an insight into the development and sustainability The proposal has the support of researchers at the University and also with the indigenous leaders of the Intertribal Committee through a round table debate issues related to Climate Change Food Security and Insecurity and the Carbon Market enabling and opening the dialogue between research University the knowledge of the Indians and the Society 15 30 17 00 Expanding Energy Access to Achieve Sustainable Energy For All United Nations Foundation UNF 15 30 17 00 Read more Expanding Energy Access to Achieve Sustainable Energy For All Lead organizer United Nations Foundation UNF Room P3 6 Access to sustainable energy is a necessary precondition to achieving many social goals eradicating poverty increasing food production providing clean water improving public health enhancing education creating economic opportunity empowering women and combating climate change Kandeh Yumkella Co Chair of the Secretary General s High level Group on Sustainable Energy for All will speak and an expert panel moderated by Jose Maria Figueres President of the Carbon War Room and including Richenda Van Leeuwen of the UN Foundation and Radha Muthiah of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will discuss ways to accelerate progress toward universal energy access by 2030 15 45 17 15 Spurring Private Sector Investment in Energy Efficient Buildings U S Green Building Council 15 45 17 15 Read more Spurring Private Sector Investment in Energy Efficient Buildings Lead organizer U S Green Building Council Room P3 3 A green economy is one that will boost private sector markets and drive economic activity while minimizing impacts on natural resources and scarce energy supplies Improving the efficiency of the building sector offers a least cost greenhouse gas abatement opportunity with high returns on investment powerful socioeconomic co benefits and potential for urban renewal and sustainability Yet developing policy pathways that will unlock the benefits of efficient buildings at scale remains a challenge for governments all over the world This event will mark the release of a new study by the Johnson Controls Institute for Building Efficiency that will assist decision makers and development institutions prioritize policy instruments Based on polling a wide sample of the building industry the results indicate that some policies are more effective than others in attracting private sector investment and contributing to a long term market for energy efficient products and services 17 30 19 00 World Agricultural Heritage Systems towards a sustainable development People s Commission on Environment and Development PCEDI 17 30 19 00 Read more World Agricultural Heritage Systems towards a sustainable development Lead organizer People s Commission on Environment and Development PCEDI Room T 2 Ten years after its initiation by FAO in 2002 during the World Summit on Sustainable Development the GIAHS Partnership Initiative represents a sophisticated framework for the recognition dynamic conservation and adaptive management of remarkable systems of agriculture with their associated livelihoods ecosystems and landscapes Defined as unique remarkable traditional agricultural practices and evolving systems that demonstrate multiple goods and services to humanity and the environment GIAHS Initiative seek to support the present day resilience of these traditional systems and thus provide a sustainable legacy for the benefit of future generations The initiative has assembled an impressive list of pilot site system designations and is actively pursuing their sustainable development It has an innovative and integrated approach looking on the well being of small farmers Prestigious global acknowledgment is emerging and is reflected in the participation of Japan s Vice Minister and India s Prime Minister in the ceremonial designation of local GIAHS in 2012 17 30 19 00 Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development Chinese NGOs in Action China NGO Network for International Exchanges CNIE 17 30 19 00 Read more Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development Chinese NGOs in Action Lead organizer China NGO Network for International Exchanges CNIE Room P3 8 This side event aims to show the efforts and achievements Chinese NGOs have made in the past 10 years as well as challenges ahead in eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development participants will discuss how local NGOs can do better to help developing countries reach the UN Millennium Development Goals on time In accordance with the theme of the conference A Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication our side event will focus on China s path on poverty alleviation and sustainable development in recent 10 years By assessing the progress to date the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of former conferences and discussing new and emerging challenges this side event can make great contributions to the outcome of UNCSD Rio 20 The side event has three thematic focuses Chinese NGOs efforts in poverty eradication Relationship between poverty eradication and sustainable development Working together to realize the UN Millennium Development Goals MDGs 17 30 19 00 The Business of Innovating Bringing Low Carbon Solutions to Market Center for Climate and Energy Solutions 17 30 19 00 Read more The Business of Innovating Bringing Low Carbon Solutions to Market Lead organizer Center for Climate and Energy Solutions Room T 11 This 90 minute panel discussion would highlight the actions taken by the business community to promote a sustainable low carbon energy future through development of new low carbon technologies at the same time as they promote economic growth and development opportunities The discussion would profile the effective methods used by leading companies to capture low carbon innovation opportunities and how those strategies take into account differences in regional markets 17 30 19 00 Sustainable Energy Food Water Oceans International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA 17 30 19 00 Read more Sustainable Energy Food Water Oceans Lead organizer International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA Room P3 3 This side event will focus on four of Rio 20 s seven critical issues energy food water and oceans It will review applications of nuclear technology to all four issues and present initial progress on integrated modelling to help devise mutually supportive policies for energy food water and oceans and avoid conflicting policies Nuclear technology is used to generate low carbon electricity to breed improved crops and reduce post harvest losses to map and manage ground water as well as to assess and monitor climate change and pollution impact on oceans Rio 20 will consider setting goals in these and other areas that integrate the economic social and environmental dimension of sustainable development The interrelated nature of multiple issues suggests that an integrated approach to policymaking is needed This side event intends to lead to a broader use of integrated modelling and mutually supportive sustainable development policies for energy food water and oceans 17 30 19 00 The Green Power Fund Carbon Negative Tech for Sustainable Development Columbia Earth Institute 17 30 19 00 Read more The Green Power Fund Carbon Negative Tech for Sustainable Development Lead organizer Columbia Earth Institute Room T 5 Hosted by the Earth Institute Columbia University this event examines the proposal for a Green Power Fund to leverage the existing 200 billion year traded on the carbon markets to fund carbon negative power plants in developing nations The Green Power Fund was proposed by Graciela Chichilnisky noted economist author of the carbon market mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol and co founder of Global Thermostat which has developed a technology that uses waste heat from power plants to capture more carbon than they emit By using existing global carbon markets to finance a Green Power Fund the international community can leverage massive amounts of private and public capital to fund carbon negative solutions in developing nations particularly in least developed nations and small island states This would also engage the global power sector in the sustainable development institutional framework and spur the development of a green economy that also directly addresses climate change 17 30 19 00 Launching the Building Block on Climate Change Financing Honduras 17 30 19 00 Read more Launching the Building Block on Climate Change Financing Lead organizer Honduras Room T 8 This event launches International Partnership for Climate Finance Effectiveness tbc This partnership is composed of 25 countries and institutions to promote knowledge and experience sharing on effective management of climate finance at the country level drawing on lessons learnt from the management of development aid 17 30 19 00 Tools for Data Collection and Mapping the Ground to the Cloud Story Google Earth Outreach 17 30 19 00 Please note that this Side event is taking place outside RioCentro in the Barra Arena Read more Tools for Data Collection and Mapping the Ground to the Cloud Story Lead organizer Google Earth Outreach Room UN2 Barra Arena As the public demands economic accountability and sustainability organizations need tools that help scale their work make their data more accessible and increase transparency around their work The Rio 20 agenda recognizes that it is essential to work towards universal access to information and communications technologies This side event features key organizations at the forefront of the application of these technologies working on the ground to develop means to enable citizens businesses and governments to harness the power of the cloud Discover free open source or software grants for tools that allow for managing analyzing cartographically styling sharing and hosting the data in the cloud infrastructure Learn about the latest technologies that enable better governance through transparency accessibility of information and scalability of technologies Learn how maps can change the world 17 30 19 00 Indigenous Peoples and Community ConservIndigenous Peoples and Community Conserved Territories and Areas ICCAs a force against destructive development and for the buen vivir ICCA Consortium 17 30 19 00 Read more Indigenous Peoples and Community ConservIndigenous Peoples and Community Conserved Territories and Areas ICCAs a force against destructive development and for the buen vivir Lead organizer ICCA Consortium Room T 4 This side event organized by the ICCA Consortium IUCN CEESP GEF SGP and the Equator Initiative will provide space to discuss Indigenous Peoples and Community Conserved Areas and Territories ICCAs i e those natural and modified ecosystems that contain significant biodiversity values ecological values and cultural values and are voluntarily conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities through customary laws or other effective means IUCN 2004 This conservation practice intertwined with local livelihoods and the spiritual and material values of local cultures is the oldest on earth Today it remains one of the staunchest to hold the fort of bio cultural diversity against the destructive powers of development extractive industries land grabbing large infrastructures loss of culture and values The incorporation of ICCAs in the Programme of Work on Protected Areas of the CBD is managing only too slowly to provide some substantial protection against the variety of destructive forces and threats affecting them ICCAs are found everywhere in the world span all types of ecosystems and are the oldest form of conservation i e preservation sustainable use and restoration known on earth As successful examples of collective decision making about nature they closely relate to peoples culture and identity They conserve nature but also secure livelihoods in unique ways for unique contexts They embody the capacity of communities to adapt in the face of change resilience and prevent natural disasters And they are an occasion of empowerment for indigenous peoples and local rural communities and pride for their youth Despite all this ICCAs are today under serious jeopardy by the powers of development inexorably at play in every corner of the planet While in some cases such power are fully accepted by indigenous peoples and local communities their penetration is likely to succeed even when they are fiercely resisted Only strong and determined communities endowed with integrity and luck appear to manage their own paths towards the buen vivir their own self defined human development agenda where ICCAs are often found as essential components In the first part of our side event a series of case examples will exemplify the statements just made In the second part a panel will provide insights into some of well advanced local national and international initiatives currently recognizing and supporting ICCAs across the globe with proven benefits for the conservation of nature human development the upholding of human and indigenous peoples rights and the prevention of natural disasters Lessons learned and proposals for global national and local action will be spelled out and discussed with the audience 17 30 19 00 The Global Energy Assessment the science to transform energy systems International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis IIASA 17 30 19 00 Read more The Global Energy Assessment the science to transform energy systems Lead organizer International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis IIASA Room T 6 A revolutionary new approach to the development and delivery of energy services is essential if economic prosperity human and social development and environmental protection goals are to be achieved Reducing energy deprivation Increasng access to clean energy decarbonising energy systems through increasing use of renewables are key goals of the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All initiative Additionally achievement of the many of the UN Millennium Development Goals will only be possible when global energy challenges are confronted Following introductions and overviews by UNIDO and the UN Foundation IIASA scientists will outline their contributions to the Global Energy Assessment GEA the first ever fully integrated study of the global energy system Presenters will describe a range of energy futures that offer viable cost effective sustainable pathways for resolving some of the abovementioned issues The findings offer policy makers at all levels invaluable new knowledge to inform transformational changes to the global energy system with its multiple benefits 17 30 19 00 Complex Institutional Frameworks for Sustainability Yale School 17 30 19 00 Read more Complex Institutional Frameworks for Sustainability Lead organizer Yale School Room T 3 Leading scholars and practitioners from Yale CISDL IUFRO RECOFTC and WRI discuss the role of complex institutional frameworks in the global pursuit of sustainability Complex institutional frameworks bring together multiple institutions actors and processes in a manner that cuts across public and private authority national borders and policy sectors Speakers will discuss innovations for managing conflicts and promoting coherence within such frameworks drawing on case studies focusing on non state market driven systems public private regimes and legality verification schemes Due to its economic environmental and social dimensions processes and stakeholders the transnational governance of forestry will serve as a cross cutting illustration of the challenges and opportunities of complex governance emphasizing its role in sustainability development and human rights This side event will not only aim to identify best practices for managing governance complexity in sustainable development but will also feature the launch of an innovative research agenda and partnership on these issues 17 30 19 00 The economy of climate change and international negotiations The Planetworkshops 17 30 19 00 Read more The economy of climate change and international negotiations Lead organizer The Planetworkshops Room P3 6 The Planetworkshops wish to organize a side event dedicated to the question of climate change As a matter of fact the fight against global warming is an essential stake to preserve our environment and our ways of life This question is part of the main sustainable developments stakes In this prospect we want to organize two debates based on the works of the climate negotiations Planetworkshops Working Commission which gathers a large spectrum of actors involved in sustainable development government officials leaders of NGOs and associations business managers experts researchers students etc 17 30 19 00 Towards and beyond Rio 20 Delivering Sustainable Development at the Regional Level Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe REC 17 30 19 00 Read more Towards and beyond Rio 20 Delivering Sustainable Development at the Regional Level Lead organizer Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe REC Room T 9 Visualizing commitments and identifying opportunities at regional level This side event aims to interconnect high political representatives managers of regional organizations agencies and other regional mechanism working in the field of sustainable development The complex and ambitious roadmap towards Rio 20 requires not only strong political will from parties but also an inclusive process where all stakeholders are offered the possibility to interact and commit according to their respective mandate field of expertise interest and capacities The Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development requires commitments and action at all levels and in this respect it is essential to analyse the contribution of regional organizations mechanisms and IGO s operating at regional level outside the UN system Based on their mandate and area of expertise this interactive round table should identify concrete opportunities and synergies for potential cooperation within their respective regions and across regions 17 30 19 00 Sustainable Development Juggling Gender Justice in the Three Pillars Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era DAWN 17 30 19 00 Read more Sustainable Development Juggling Gender Justice in the Three Pillars Lead organizer Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era DAWN Room T 10 This side event is aimed at addressing developing country challenges in balancing the three dimensions of sustainable from a gender perspective Panelists from G77 governments and international institutions will speak to a range of experiences in integrating these three dimensions into policies and programs Discussions will also address contentious issues in the Rio 20 negotiations and provide concrete inputs toward shaping the post MDG sustainable development framework 19 30 21 00 Mediterranean Forests for Development a key for adapting policies territories and societies to climate change in the Middle East North African region Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ 19 30 21 00 Read more Mediterranean Forests for Development a key for adapting policies territories and societies to climate change in the Middle East North African region Lead organizer Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ Room T 9 The side event will highlight the contribution of MENA forest ecosystems to societies in the MENA region especially in regard to climate change The initiatives of the forest administrations involved in the Collaborative Partnership on Mediterranean Forests CPMF which promote the sustainable management of forests with a view to improving the resilience of MENA territories and societies to Climate Change will be presented and discussed with participants The side event will comprise three parts Short presentations on o the regional cooperation between forest administrations of the MENA region promoting the sustainable management of forests o the role of forest ecosystems goods and services in climate change adaptation and innovative initiatives from the forest administrations in the MENA region o the contribution of the MENA forest sector to the Rio 20 outcomes and recommendations Round table with representatives of the forest administrations Poster exhibition in the side event room 19 30 21 00 Aiming higher unlocking tertiary education s potential for SD Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability ACTS 19 30 21 00 Read more Aiming higher unlocking tertiary education s potential for SD Lead organizer Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability ACTS Room T 8 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 as political business and civil society leaders are likely to be university graduates and will prepare the skilled workforce needed for a green economy This event will emphasise the important role tertiary education plays in realising sustainable development and the transition to a green economy Hosted by a collaborative of tertiary education sustainability organisations in collaboration with numerous governments we will answer 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 19 30 21 00 Green Growth The Future They Want Korean Federation for Environmental Movement KFEM 19 30 21 00 Read more Green Growth The Future They Want Lead organizer Korean Federation for Environmental Movement KFEM Room T 10 1 Since it was announced by President Lee Myung Bak at a national address on the 60th anniversary of the Republic of Korea on 15 August 2008 Low Carbon Green Growth has become a new national vision to guide the Korea s long term sustainable development In line with the new vision the Korean Government announced a Five Year Plan for Green Growth in 2009 to serve as a medium term plan for implementing the National Strategy for Green Growth over the period 2009 2013 Recognizing the Korea s leadership UNEP praised South Korea s commitment to a green economic future in its report in April 2010 However while Korea s Green Growth initiative could be a good benchmark for other countries coming to Rio 20 to develop their own national model towards achieving a green economy they could also learn from the critical lessons derived from the Korea s experience There have been a number of criticisms among Korean civil society against the governance process of the Green Growth and its emphasis on the expansion of nuclear power and the construction industry In this context the Rio 20 Committee of Korean Civil Society composed of more than twenty Korean civil society organizations in the fields of environment sustainable energy forest protection human rights gender equality international development cooperation and etc are pleased to invite Rio 20 participants from all over the world to the above side event We seeks to provide a strategic knowledge platform to discuss a range of issues that people of the world need to be aware of when they pursue a green economy In addition considering the important role of cities in sustainable energy planning toward achieving a green economy a case study of Seoul will be shared with participants as a benchmark initiative at the local government level in the Post Fukushima era 19 30 21 00 IFSD put into Practice Setting up a Sustainable Development Council Global Issues Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs SWP 19 30 21 00 Read more IFSD put into Practice Setting up a Sustainable Development Council Lead organizer Global Issues Division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs SWP Room T 5 At the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development UNCSD the UN institutions that deal with sustainable development are to be restructured This offers a unique opportunity to implement long overdue reforms The proposed reforms should follow the objective to improve the visibility and key priority of sustainable development in the UN system An important building block towards these reforms might be the establishment of a Sustainable Development Council SDC replacing the politically weak UN Commission on Sustainable Development CSD The UNCSD outcome document should recommend that the UN General Assembly decides to adopt a resolution establishing such a council as its subsidiary organ Moreover the new council s mandate membership and institutional design need to be negotiated The proposed side event will tackle these questions including ideas for effective decision making structures enhanced participation a peer review mechanism innovative financing mechanisms etc 19 30 21 00 Buen Vivir and Human Rights in the Face of REDD Indian Law Resource Center 19 30 21 00 Read more Buen Vivir and Human Rights in the Face of REDD Lead organizer Indian Law Resource Center Room P3 2 Climate change is a critical issue for indigenous peoples While effective solutions to the climate crisis are desperately needed many popular strategies like REDD actually threaten indigenous peoples rights and livelihoods This event will explore two frameworks for ensuring that climate policies protect the rights of indigenous peoples CAOI will present on Buen Vivir the millenarian practice of indigenous peoples of living in harmony with nature and how it can re shape climate policies to support both sustainability and the rights and livelihoods of indigenous peoples The Indian Law Resource Center will present on the human rights obligations of states and institutions such as the World Bank and the UN REDD Programme engaged in REDD initiatives and identify the minimum standards necessary for the protection of the rights of indigenous peoples impacted by REDD projects The discussion will highlight shortcomings of existing climate solutions and propose distinct approaches for sustainable development 19 30 21 00 Students Speak Up for the Polar Regions Students on Ice Alumni Delegation 19 30 21 00 Read more Students Speak Up for the Polar Regions Lead organizer Students on Ice Alumni Delegation Room T 4 NEW TITLE NAVIGATING TO POLAR SUSTAINABILITY STUDENTS SPEAK UP FOR POLAR REGIONS This event will bring together a diverse stakeholders including high level officials academia NGO youth and civil society Limited seating is available Students Speak Up for the Polar Regions aims to educate international decision makers on the emerging challenges of sustainable development in the polar regions This event will feature speakers from the Students on Alumni Delegation www soidelegation com Members of this international youth delegation are united by the rare privilege of having visited the Arctic and Antarctica In the first part of the event delegates will share their first hand experiences of visiting the poles to explore the importance of these regions to the global environment Nine key sustainable development challenges facing the polar regions will be addressed and implementable solutions will be highlighted Ultimately the connection between polar regions and Rio 20 will be made clearly answering how Rio 20 can address polar challenges The second half of the side event is a multi stakeholder panel on Polar Sustainable Development Required Leadership and Solutions for the Next Decade with notable experts from polar science policy and governance Panelists include Lawrence Hislop Head of Polar Unit at GRID Arendal Ambassador Ronald Jumeau Permanent Representative of the Seychelles to the United Nations Dmitry Berezhkov Vice President of RAIPON Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North Siberia and Far East Dr Erli Schneider Costa Antarctic Researcher Association of Polar Early Career Scientists Brazil This event aims to catalyze national delegations and civil society to commit to the sustainable development and protection of the Arctic and Antarctica 19 30 21 00 Voices from Fukushima Sharing Lessons for Global Sustainability Peace Boat 19 30 21 00 Read more Voices from Fukushima Sharing Lessons for Global Sustainability Lead organizer Peace Boat Room T 2 The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami and the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that occurred on March 11 2011 have had dramatic impact around the world More than a year has passed since this massive disaster but the nuclear power plant remains unstable Workers continue to work in life threatening conditions while many people including children are forced to suffer from prolonged radiation exposure unable to evacuate due to lack of support from the government Despite such severe situations the government of Japan has been eagerly trying to restart other nuclear plants within the country that have been stopped for regular checks This event aims to deliver the direct voices of the people of Fukushima providing the participants with opportunities to not only learn the reality of what is currently happening in Japan but also to think of what it takes to build a sustainable future 19 30 21 00 Low Carbon Strategies Challenge or Opportunity for Developing Countrie Social Service Agency of the Protestant Church 19 30 21 00 Read more Low Carbon Strategies Challenge or Opportunity for Developing Countrie Lead organizer Social Service Agency of the Protestant Church Room P3 6 Brot für die Welt Bread for the World is part of the Social Service Agency of the Protestant Church in Germany and active on their behalf in the field of development cooperation Brot für die Welt supports the poor in Africa Asia Latin America and Eastern Europe in their attempts to lead a dignified life We work jointly with local churches and partner organisations on over 1 000 projects in the main areas of food security education and health the struggle against HIV Aids and the promotion of a culture of peace Brot für die Welt regards itself as the advocate of disadvantaged people in the countries of the Southern hemisphere and as such promotes global transformation as an indispensable means to achieve justice for the poor 19 30 21 00 Sustainable Development and Indigenous Peoples Rights Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland 19 30 21 00 Read more Sustainable Development and Indigenous Peoples Rights Lead organizer Society for Threatened Peoples Switzerland Room T 6 The Society for Threatened Peoples International is active in the field of indigenous peoples rights Together with 3 major actors in this field in Latin America we want shed a light on the interrelationship between sustainable development and indigenous peoples Indigenous peoples are considered most vulnerable to any changes in their physical environment due to their close linkage with nature As a consequence they have to be heard their experience has to be shared and their interests and needs duely considered in any global debate on sustainable development The side event will allow for exchanges between indigenous representatives state representatives and other actors present at the Rio summit 19 30 21 00 Scalable Solutions Managing water for economies communities and nature WWF International 19 30 21 00 Read more Scalable Solutions Managing water for economies communities and nature Lead organizer WWF International Room T 3 This session will highlight solutions to water food and energy challenges through six important elements of WWF s Freshwater outreach with partners All these sessions are designed to show how collaborative approaches are bringing new thinking partnerships and action to help solve our shared water challenges These integrated initiatives encompass a broad range of stakeholder engagement including governments at both local and national level corporations investors development banks and local communities This work touches on the central challenges of water security and

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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    Drivers The Rio 20 Secretariat is launching a series of interviews with Partnerships Drivers to recognize key individuals who have had the vision commitment and leadership to advance partnerships in implementing sustainable development What inspires and motivates a partnership driver to advance partnerships Find out by clicking the video above Register Partnership at Rio 20 Sign in Register Partnership at Rio 20 Please click on the appropriate links below to sign in and register a Partnership at Rio 20 Member States UN System Other IGOs Major Groups Questions Problems Signing in Please contact us at uncsd2012 un org Partnerships at Rio 20 Partnerships are considered one of the most participatory and effective mechanisms to implement sustainable development and enhance international cooperation Partnerships for sustainable development have a special character they are voluntary multi stakeholder initiatives specifically linked to the implementation of globally agreed commitments in the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit on Sustainable Development WSSD Johannesburg Plan of Implementation Agenda 21 and or the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 However these partnerships are not a substitute for government responsibilities and commitments they are intended to facilitate strengthen and expedite implementation by involving those relevant stakeholders

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  • Rio+20 : Mr. Sha Zukang, Secretary-General of Rio+20
    Coordinator GLOBAL COMPACT RIO 20 CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY FORUM OPENING PLENARY Windsor Barra Rio de Janeiro 15 June 2012 PRESS REMARKS BY MR SHA ZUKANG UNDER SECRETARY GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RIO 20 13 Jun 2012 PRESS BRIEFING FOR BRAZIL BASED MEDIA OPENING REMARKS BY MR SHA ZUKANG UNDER SECRETARY GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RIO 20 THIRD PREPARATORY COMMITTEE MEETING OF UNCSD 13 Jun 2012 Rio de Janeiro 13 June 2012 CLOSING REMARKS BY MR SHA ZUKANG UNDER SECRETARY GENERAL FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE 2012 UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RIO 20 2 Jun 2012 INFORMAL CONSULTATIONS ON THE RIO 20 DRAFT OUTCOME DOCUMENT New York 2 June 2012 Closing Remarks by Mr SHA Zukang Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 at the Second Round of Informal informal Negotiations 4 May 2012 Opening Remarks By Mr Sha Zukang Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development at Stockholm 40 Partnership Forum for Sustainable Development 23 Apr 2012 Closing Remarks By Mr Sha Zukang Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development at Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony With Nature 18 Apr 2012 Opening Remarks By Mr Sha Zukang Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development at Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on Harmony With Nature 18 Apr 2012 Closing remarks by Mr Sha Zukang Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development at the 3rd Intersessional Meeting for Rio 20 27 Mar 2012 3rd Intersessional Meeting for Rio 20 Opening Remarks By Mr Sha Zukang Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 19 Mar 2012 First Round of Informal Informal Negotiations on Zero Draft of Outcome Document Remarks at National Commission on Sustainable Development 9 Mar 2012 in Brasilia Brazil Remarks at Public Hearing at Committee on Foreign Relations and National Defense Federal Senate 8 Mar 2012 in Brasilia Brazil Keynote address Canadian International Model UN and Model RIO 20 1 Mar 2012 in Edmonton Alberta Keynote Address Moderated Plenary on Rio 20 and beyond Responding to the challenges at UNEP Governing Council 21 Feb 2012 Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development Welcome remarks Briefing and Open Dialogue on Rio 20 at UNEP Governing Council 21 Feb 2012 Under Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs Secretary General of the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development Dialogue on UN operational activities for development emerging issues and challenges 13

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  • Rio+20 : Ms. Elizabeth Thompson - Executive Coordinator
    Barbados was appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations as Executive Coordinator for the UNCSD Rio 20 Conference and assumed her duties in 7 December 2010 Ms Thompson also served as Minister for Physical Development and Minister for Health Ms Thompson was appointed to the Barbados Senate and was a practising attorney as well as a journalist In addition she was a lecturer in ecology economy energy and politics Ms Thompson graduated from the University of the West Indies and obtained an MBA with distinction from the University of Liverpool and a Master of Laws from Robert Gordon University Scotland Meeting Participation ARPEL 2011 Regional Conference on Sustainable Energy Development 28 Mar 2011 31 Mar 2011 Punta del Este Uruguay 23rd Session of the Governing Council of UN HABITAT UN HABITAT 11 Apr 2011 15 Apr 2011 Nairobi Kenya Growth Through Connection Enabling Sustainable Progress 29 May 2011 31 May 2011 Ottawa Summit Meeting Embedding the Principles for Responsible Management Education in Support of the Corporation of the XX1st Century 7 Jun 2011 8 Jun 2011 Brussels 1st Meeting of BASD2012 Partners by Business and Industry 14 Jun 2011 14 Jun 2011 Paris Vienna Energy Forum 21 Jun

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  • Rio+20 : Mr. Brice Lalonde - Executive Coordinator of Rio+20
    à Paris une simulation où ils joueront les experts les négociateurs la société civile et les journalistes 1 Feb 2012 Les conclusions de la Conférence préparatoire de Paris 31 Jan 2012 Rio 20 o mundo volta os olhos para o Brasil Em junho de 2012 uma conferência histórica dedicada ao desenvolvimento sustentável e ao combate à pobreza reunirá os 193 países das Nações Unidas A questão central da reunião o que queremos para os próximos 20 anos Para o coordenador executivo da Rio 20 Brice Lalonde esta é a oportunidade de o Brasil apontar caminhos e mostrar nossa liderança natural A vez é de vocês mostre nos como viver afirma ele 28 Jan 2012 Ambitious UN Sustainability Conference in Rio to Avoid Climate Talk This June s United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development UN CSD in Rio de Janeiro will largely sidestep discussions of climate change theories as leaders perceive the subject to be too controversial according to summit insiders seeking ambitious and wide ranging agreements on the world s future What is being touted as the biggest political gathering of the year will instead focus on framing UN green goals in terms of economic prosperity and environmental necessity 11 Jan 2012 Decisions must be made at Rio Earth summit urges UN official 3 Jan 2012 It s time for sustainable development Activists NGOs and academics want Rio 20 to put sustainable development and poverty reduction at the heart of global politics If it doesn t deliver they should forge ahead by another route 29 Nov 2011 Development and Environment The Nexus Heading towards Rio 20 governments and civil society must raise their eyes to assess the situation and prepare for commitments commensurate to the challenges Extreme poverty and the degradation of the environment will be at the center as two sides of one coin It cannot be that both the poor and the planet bear the brunt of crises such as when water energy and food become unaffordable or when resources for fighting climate change and its impacts are diverted for other needs People and the Planet are too big to fail Since the Stockholm Conference of 1972 the world community has agreed never to speak of the global environment without also addressing the issue of development in the sense of improving the lives of people from the poorest nations This is how the Brundtland Commission 10 years later considering the necessity of growth in poor countries came to the concept of sustainable development 27 Nov 2011 Brice Lalonde interviewé par proMont Blanc Coordinateur exécutif de la conférence RIO 20 Ministre de l environnement français de 1988 à 1992 il est à l origine de la CTMB dont il fut le premier Président A l occasion de son passage à Chamonix proMont Blanc lui a posé quelques questions 10 Nov 2011 Intervention de Brice Lalonde pour RIO 20 Intervention de Brice Lalonde pour RIO 20 24 Oct 2011 Avec 8 milliards d habitants en 2030 il nous faudrait une

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