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  • Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
    involved as possible side event proposals should be based on collaborative partnering and involve several co organisers One of the co organizers of the proposed side event should be designated as a lead organizer A co organizer can not be designated as a lead organizer of more than one side event The Secretariat will prepare a comprehensive programme of side events and daily updates to be posted on UNCSD website www uncsd2012 org Publicizing a side event is the responsibility of its organizers The Secretariat will not produce fliers distribute notices or run other publicity efforts for side events UNCSD will be conducted and served as PaperSmart and the organizers are encouraged to refrain or extremely limit the amount of information materials including flyers brochures and publications Side events are open to all accredited participants Organizers of closed events or invitation only events aiming for an exclusive audience are advised to obtain alternative locations The Secretariat will make every effort to accommodate all eligible requests for side events However due to the high level of demand expected for side events during UNCSD it might not be possible to accommodate all requests in RioCentro Organizers proposing events that are of a more technical nature or that are not directly related to the above criteria are kindly requested to seek venues outside RioCentro General UN Rules Governing Side Events Non governmental representatives and other major group organisations proposing a side event must be ECOSOC accredited on the CSD roster were accredited to WSSD or received special accreditation for Rio 20 http www uncsd2012 org rio20 index php menu 90 Side event organizers can request equipment and services needed for their event specified in the online request form There might be charges for the related services which the event organizers must be prepared

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  • Rio+20 : Making climate finance an effective driver of sustainable development
    UNODC Introduction Climate finance could become a powerful driver of sustainable development By supporting mitigation adaptation and capacity building it can help build the governmental social economic and physical infrastructures needed to achieve poverty reduction and green economy growth However without concerted efforts to strengthen the governance of climate financing these goals will remain elusive Presently climate money is channelled through a complex network of public and private institutions where decision making can be opaque and unaccountable and independent oversight absent or under funded This heightens the risk of policy capture mismanagement or corruption all serious impediments to the Rio 20 agenda Fiduciary standards such as those espoused by the GEF represent an important attempt to safeguard climate financing against abuse Transparency accountability and ethics are fundamental But what are the challenges to implementing and enforcing these safeguards And what are the best practice scenarios we can learn from Detailed programme Context The Rio 20 conference comes at a critical time in the development of climate finance governance This year the global Green Climate Fund will enter into operation once key decisions are taken over its governance structures In 2012 OECD countries will also have to deliver on outstanding fast track climate finance commitments meaning billions of US dollars should enter circulation before December Given the potential volumes involved and the relatively untested nature of its institutional framework climate finance must be treated as a new and emerging challenge distinct from development aid The Rio 20 outcome document currently under negotiation is missing this link Purpose This event proposes to make the case for incorporating governance safeguards into any commitments and processes that come out of Rio 20 whilst offering concrete guidance on the form that these safeguards should take The event will bring together funders project implementers auditors crime

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  • Rio+20 : Sustainable solutions for the 21st century
    can preserve the rich cultural heritage and can be an essential tool to achieve worldwide coordination in solving global problems Detailed programme The thematic focus of this side event will be on important actions which are very fundamental to achieve a truly sustainable development A particular attention will be given to the cultural and linguistic aspects of sustainable development A truly sustainable development cannot avoid issues related to the disappearing of cultures It is estimated that by the end of this century 90 of the languages will disappear if nothing is done to preserve them The current system of international communication in which prevails the dominant use of a very few national languages contributes to the process of disappearance of linguistic diversity and is also unable to meet the challenges posed by the environmental problems of the 21st century the relations among sustainability and food production A topic often underestimated is the relation among food and sustainability A report from FAO 2006 states that intensive animal farming is the first cause of green house gas emission in the planet accounting for a total of 18 The Brazilian rainforest is disappearing to make room for soya fields used to feed animals which will then feed people This is a very unbalanced and unproductive conversion which dissipates enormous resources the relations among the loss of biodiversity and the loss of cultural diversity The regions which present the greatest linguistic diversity on the planet are precisely those that also present the greatest biodiversity Those regions are very much endangered by an aggressive globalisation The request for meat causes a loss of biodiversity as expressed above which will then cause a loss of cultural diversion Indigenous people will not have their habitat anymore and will be forced to lose their culture and their language the benefits for the environment in using a common neutral language The construction of sustainable development requires strong coordination between countries in solving global problems Among them we can mention the issue of climate change saving the oceans ensuring universal access to safe drinking water combating epidemies like AIDS malaria etc tackling global financial crisis etc However the international coordination is compromised when a common and easy to learn language that allows efficient communication between all agents is not available Additionally considering the resources required for translations and interpretation the use of an international language would significantly contribute to a green economy The international language Esperanto throughout its 125 years of active life has demonstrated its effectiveness in the field of international communication proving to be not only a powerful and democratic tool for international communication but also a mechanism that preserves the linguistic diversity of the planet Through Esperanto all people of the world can participate democratically in discussions and solutions of the major problems of the 21 st century Thus the speakers of minority languages specially indigenous peoples could express their desires and thoughts with more equality in the presence of representatives of the wealthiest nations UNESCO has

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  • Rio+20 : Green Innovations in the Mobility Sector
    the nature of sustainable development beyond Rio 20 Detailed programme The value chain perspective to present sustainable technology solutions provides a platform for a wide range of mobility industries The common theme is innovation to green the mobility sector and reduce CO2 at every level of value chain as well as the application of these innovations globally The side event will proceed systematically along the mobility value chain it will define potential for leveraging sustainability from manufacturing over technology to customer usage and culminate in the presentation of green business models for sustainable development in the mobility sector Topics and speakers 1 Upstream Manufacturing How do technological solutions enable a sustainable manufacturing processes that can be applied globally Speaker major international energy firm tbd Incorporating renewable energy in a low carbon industry energy provider Innovations to improve production efficiency and reduce energy consumption Life cycle emission analysis 2 Technological solutions What potential drivetrain technologies can effectively reduce emissions at a global level Prof Krems Technical University of Chemnitz Electrification of the drivetrain from the internal combustion engine to battery electric vehicles Presentation of comprehensive international e mobility field trial results based on MINI E in six major markets Role of grid companies 3 Downstream Consumer How do green technologies open new perspectives for customers individual mobility Dr Rainer Feurer Senior Vice President Strategy and Sustainability BMW Group Intelligent solutions to connect infrastructure and consumer Mobility solutions introduction of car sharing and intermodal forms of transportation linking public and private transportation Harnessing the potential of shifting customer preferences from ownership models to access to individual mobility 4 Technology transfer What incentives and mechanisms need to be installed for the transfer of green mobility technology to developing markets Speaker Representative from Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ GmbH tbd Development of projects in

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  • Rio+20 : WHAT RIO+20 MUST DO TO ACHIEVE THE FUTURE WE WANT
    Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer Third World Network 11 30 13 00 Date 13 Jun 2012 Room T 9 WHAT RIO 20 MUST DO TO ACHIEVE THE FUTURE WE WANT Organizing partners THIRD WORLD NETWORK SOUTH CENTRE and JUBELEE SOUTH Introduction The side event will address key issues in the outcome document for Rio 20 and provide perspectives from developing countries and civil society on what needs

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  • Rio+20 : Child Consumerism, Advertising and Sustainability
    consumption decision accounting for 80 of all choices from which car to buy to which cleaner As we want a true Sustainable Development we must contest our consume habits propagated from childhood It is crucial that this discussion includes a change of paradigms of the advertising sector Detailed programme The central reflection being proposed for this event is the contest of the ways which advertising treats children today According to Ibope s data Ibope Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion and Statistics the Brazilian children spends an average of 5h05 in front a television every day And according to the Federal University of Espírito Santo Brazil 64 of the ads served at Children s Day Eve of 2011 were directed to children We understand that in order to achieve a Sustainable Development it is necessary to find a new paradigm of consumption a new form for the economical model The consume pattern propagated among our children is nowadays unsustainable as it stimulates a consumerism with no reflection taking advantage of the lack of judgment of children making they feel a need for some toy cloth or food by selling the concept of causality from consume and happiness friendship or success Until children haven t achieved 12 years old they are not prepared to understand the selling purpose of advertising Even so there is a giant part of commercials being directed to this public every day We are making the general public loyal to consume from cradle to grave as it is sad forming citizens of consume sustaining a machine that at its other side keeps extracting in unsustainable ways all the natural resources the planet still have as oil wood water etc If the world we want for tomorrow is a place where the concept of Sustainable Development will be part of every sector of society it is fundamental that we rethink the ways we deal to the needs being constructed through advertising this way quitting superfluous consumerism also finding proper ways to intend the waste we generate from the consumerism we really can t escape having In short to direct an advertising campaign for the child public is to take advantage of their vulnerability stimulating to consumerism a public that can t reflect on their habits of consumption in other words it is to foment a totally unconscious pattern of consumption And as it is far known to stimulate such a unconscious practice in a planet that has its resources increasingly scarce and that is passing a climate crisis is an extremely dangerous practice and it is not the posture we expect from the private sector s sustainable and social responsibilities Will attend to this event as speakers Gabriela Vuolo coordinator of mobilization of the Child and Consumerism campaign of Alana Institute graduated in International Relations by PUC SP Hélio Mattar idealizer cofounder and president of Akatu Institute for Conscious Consumption had his doctorate concluded in Industrial Engineering at the Stanford University USA Lisa Gunn Executive Coordinator of IDEC Brazilian

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  • Rio+20 : Protecting our first environment: protecting women's reproductive health and future generations from harmful environmental impacts
    a Common Future WECF 13 15 14 45 Date 13 Jun 2012 Room UN2 Barra Arena Please note that this Side event is taking place outside RioCentro in the Barra Arena Protecting our first environment protecting women s reproductive health and future generations from harmful environmental impacts Organizing partners WECF Women in Europe for a Common Future the Ministry of Environment Denmark EU Presidency the Women s Major Group for Rio 20 IPEN International POPs Elimination Network the University of Bordeaux and the University of Ouagadougou the Pesticide Action Network and Commonweal the secretariat of the Stockholm Convention SAICM and UNEP Introduction Since the Rio 1992 Earth Summit we are confronted with an increasing amount of harmful chemicals and other hazardous substances building up in our bodies and those of our children which threaten the health and sustainability of the next generation and beyond These harmful substances lead to an increasing number of cases of infertility cancer early puberty low sperm counts transgenerational defects and other negative health impacts Recent studies show that every 6th man in Denmark is sterile or faces serious problems of conceiving children Conception rates in the US fell by 44 percent between 1960 and 2002 Breast cancer rates are greatly increasing in Africa Women and men have the right to protect their reproductive health They have the right to a healthy environment and should have the right to protect the first environment of their child from conception Detailed programme Welcome by organising partners Welcome by Ida Auken Minister of Environment Denmark Introduction by Professor Annie Sasco Epediomological ongologist University of Bordeaux Case studies irreversible damage to environmental and reproductive health Breastcancer epidemic in Africa causes and necessary policy action University of Ouagadougou Nanomaterials in children s products what long term effects Prof Kohei Yamashita Japan

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  • Rio+20 : Green Agriculture: Towards Sustainable Agricultural Economies
    30 15 00 Date 13 Jun 2012 Room P3 4 Green Agriculture Towards Sustainable Agricultural Economies Organizing partners Southeast Asia Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment SEARICE Community Technology Development Trust CTDT Asociacion para la Naturaleza y el Desarrollo Sostenible ANDES Biodiversity Conservation in Asia Programme BUCAP Community Biodiversity Development and Conservation CBDC Introduction Farming provides multiple services to society from production of food non food products delivery of ecosystem services and land stewardship to enhance and protect biodiversity It plays a key role for rural development and employment contributing to its economic growth thereby reducing poverty and hunger Biodiversity and climate change has become the center of negotiations in various environmental negotiating bodies Different sectors face distinct challenges but farmers and farming communities in the developing countries are among the most vulnerable groups SEARICE SEARICE together with its partners believe that community based farming conservation practices is an adaptive mechanism in reducing the vulnerability of farmers to the adverse impacts of climate change while conserving and enhancing in situ agro biodiversity To them green economy pertains to these practices that are participatory community based indigenous culturally and socially appropriate sustainable and most importantly rights driven Detailed programme The side event

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