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  • Rio+20 : Green Innovation and Technologies: Practical Solutions
    ideas on how best to make innovation and technology contribute to the achievement of sustainable development Detailed programme A transformation to a green economy requires a shift from the current technological base to the widespread use of environmentally sound technologies in a manner which supports economic social and environmental development This shift to a new technology base requires policies that incentivize investments in the research and development of new environmentally sound technologies and which support the transfer adaptation and widespread dissemination of these technologies A critical component of this new technology base is the energy water nexus With expectations of global demand for energy set to double by 2030 replacing existing fossil fuel based sources of energy with renewable technologies such as wind power biomass solar geothermal and wave will be the one of the main challenges facing the transformation to a green economy The Side Event will explore experience and ideas on the following issues The successful transfer adaptation and widespread dissemination of technologies requires a systemic approach to the development and deployment of technology incorporating intellectual property know how procedures goods and services and equipment as well as organizational and managerial skills Agenda 21 Chapter 34 paragraphs 3 4 What support is already available to help in the successful development of long term technology partnerships in particular public private partnerships A rich body of scientific and technological information exists in the global technology databases which are managed by WIPO and that can support innovation and the search for green technology solutions The Side Event will offer an opportunity to learn about the role of patent information as a tool to support innovation and technology transfer This will be illustrated by looking in more detail at two pressing water challenges namely water desalination using alternative energies and water treatment purification Two patent landscape reports have been prepared for WIPO by Cambridge Intellectual Property Ltd in cooperation with the International Renewable Energy Agency IRENA and the Global Institute for Water Environment and Health GIWEH Water Desalination Technologies and the Use of Alternative Energies for Desalination and Water Treatment Purification Technologies Patent Landscape Reports have also been developed on solar cooking and one is being developed on solar cooling which are key to address two key aspects for feeding humanity in a sustainable manner and in the case of solar cooling also to allow farmers and fishermen to store products for the market etc A further report is being produced in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN FAO on plant salinity resistance which is a major challenge for many farmers in particular in the context of climate change These reports provide an important and underutilized resource in the search for technologies to support sustainable development objectives What is being done to support access to this information which enables informed technology choices to be made and which helps promote the development of technology partnerships How can we improving and ensure greater coordination in the delivery of human capacity

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  • Rio+20 : "Consumption vs. Sustainability" The Destructive Wasteful System
    when moving to action through leading the Wasteful System AWARENESS MOVEMENT aiming to correct misconceptions for the nature resources the daily destructive consumption patterns etc Walking along the line with stakeholders and decision making bodies for collective decisions commitments plans and solutions hoping to empower this movement on regional level Detailed programme TITLE Consumption vs Sustainability PARTNERS 1 Bahrain Women Association for Human Development BWA Speaker Ms Fatima Frutan Head of Environmental Citizenship Program of Bahrain Women Association for Human Development 2 Earth Charter International ECI Speaker Ms Alicia Jimenez Project Coordinator 3 Emirates Environmental Group EEG Speaker Ms Habiba Al Marashi Chairperson Board Member UN Global Compact The Destructive Wasteful System Since Globalization era capitalism had become fond of production hence driving people towards the consequent behavior as such CONSUMPTION In the past needs were the goal of development today they are aimed at well being and wealth the non necessities had become needs Driven from above our event main topic will discuss The Wasteful System a consumption dilemma Civil Society role in making cultural shift in consumption habits towards Sustainability We will discuss firstly the trigger behind the transformation of wants to become needs then our daily decision making dilemma a paradox between our values and actions then we will talk about the misconception of possessiveness of the natural resources for the so called human growth and the enormity of the current situation and finally we will focus on the importance role of Civil society when moving to action through leading the Wasteful System AWARENESS MOVEMENT aiming to correct misconceptions for the nature resources the daily destructive consumption patterns etc Walking along the line with stakeholders and decision making bodies for collective decisions commitments plans and solutions hoping to empower this movement on regional level Our aim is to highlight one of the main issues in our communities spendthrift and wasteful consumption which turned into a habit as wants became needs and luxury became priority They say Progress means that you use the latest findings of science but what they really mean is to use the latest produced by factories and companies Resources money time health natural wealth are utilized not for human prosperity and society development within a balanced limit but is excessively consumed on un necessities entertainment neglecting the fact that natural wealth such as oil forests water etc is threatened to be depleted in many countries in a decade or two We are going to discuss the roots of the problem by going back to history where consumption theories were formed and implemented we will then discuss the dilemma between our values and actions in relation to consumption here we will elaborate on the pillars or major points to consider when making any decision are they motivated by rational thinking a necessity or emotional a desire The above points will consequently lead us to pave the way for an action plan discussing the necessity to understand and value the existing resources in regard to their

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  • Rio+20 : Rio+20 15/15/15 Formula - Heartpower and Action for The Future We Want
    and action oriented dimension of Rio 20 by highlighting the global citizen participation and resource mobilization for implementation aspect of Rio 20 An important aspect are the interconnections between youth participation in Rio 20 and innovation as well as the need for innovative forms of youth participation in global governance like e g the Rio 20 Global Youth Music Contest www global rockstar net Rio 20 Issues Cluster on Innovation submitted a cluster submission with some concrete action oriented proposals including the 15 15 15 UN Civil Society Resource Mobilization Formula to the Zero Draft of Rio 20 Outcome document http www glocha info attachments article 186 TheFutureWeWant ZeroDraftoftheOutcomeDocument AmmendmentsinnovationClustervers01 pdf The comments of Rio 20 Innovation Cluster related to sections III V of the Outcome document have been included in the official Major Groups comments document for Rio 20 Outcome Document Zero Draft as comments on behalf of Major Group NGO http www uncsd2012 org rio20 content documents 465Zerodraft 20 20FINAL 20VERSION 20 20March 2005 pdf The proposed side event shall present based on the work of Rio 20 Issues Cluster on Innovation some concrete action oriented options for the Rio 20 Outcome document as well as present the multi stakeholder alliance of member states celebrities media partners Rio 20 Global Youth music Contes Winners etc in support of these options The event is part of the IAAI GloCha 15 15 15 Action Plan presented in the Informal Rio 20 Issues Brief Innovation for Sustainable Development http www uncsd2012 org rio20 index php page view nr 1018 type 230 menu 38 Other elements of the Action Plan 16th calendar week April 2012 15 15 15 Group of Friends Information event at Global Philanthropy Forum in Washington linking with The Giving Pledge presenting the idea of a Global Forum on Innovative Resource Mobilization for Education and Science to be confirmed 16th calendar week April 2012 15 15 15 Group of Friends Information event in New York UN Member States Celebrities Media partners Scientists and Concerned Global Citizens Youth 23 April Launch of campaign 15 15 15 Voluntary Commitments 23 April 2012 Side event Rio 20 Issues Cluster on Innovation 15 15 15 UN Civil Society Partnership Formula 6 15 7 45 Venue Conference Room 7 UN HQ NLB New York April May June 2012 Partnering with Peace Movements and Spiritual Faith based NGOs Idea Rio 20 Prayers and Commitments for Peace and Sustainable Development one person child writes down his her Rio 20 Prayer and or Commitment for Peace and Sustainable Development signs it with his her handprint speaks with another person about the issues and Rio 20 asks this person for co signing the commitment with handprint and to carry on the momentum by putting together and sharing with another person an own commitment chain reaction the digital photo or video of the commitment shared globally via 15 15 15 Voluntary commitment information and documentation system and social media and the original handed over to mayor or head of

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  • Rio+20 : SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES 2050
    to December 2012 Different societal stakeholders from business research policy and civil society are invited to participate in the development of a vision for sustainable ways of living in 2050 Since January 2011 the SPREAD project has been developing scenarios of alternative future societies that support more sustainable ways of living in 2050 The scenarios are accompanied by a roadmap of action strategies 2012 2050 and opportunity spaces for different societal actors to enable more sustainable lifestyles and set a course for people across cultures and socio economic realities to live well within the resource constraints of one planet The sustainable lifestyles roadmap and action strategies will be completed in December 2012 and will be presented to the European Commission along with policy recommendations Its content is also highly relevant for the stakeholders of the Summit Rio 20 and expects to contribute well to the discussions on sustainable development and Green Economy in particular A summary of the findings until now of the SPREAD project Social Platform for Sustainable Lifestyles 2050 Jan 2011 Dec 2012 will be provided as introduction Based on the project s baseline report SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES TODAY S FACTS TOMORROW S TRENDS the audience will be informed of the state of art concerning social innovation towards sustainable lifestyles and introduced to some concrete existing promising practices Against this background the drafted action roadmaps will be presented After the introduction and presentations of the roadmaps feedback and comments will be asked from representatives of UNEP DTIE and the EC as being international stakeholders who play a key role in the transformation towards sustainable lifestyles As education has a essential role for pushing social innovation PERL worldwide network of universities and CSOs on education for SD has been invited to present its view for and involvement in achieving sustainable

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  • Rio+20 : 4th HELENA Z. BENITEZ GLOBAL FORUM ON GENDER JUSTICE AND THE GREEN ECONOMY FOCUSING ON WATER, ENERGY, AND FOOD: PROMISES AND PARADIGMS
    coordination with the Women s Major Group of Rio 20 Secondary Organizers are Ugnayan ng Kababaihan sa Pulitika Philippine Women s Network in Politics and Governance WSSD accredited Asian Women s Network on Gender and Development Asia Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development ECOSOC and Asian Indigenous Women s Network AIWN APPROTECH ASIA WSSD Introduction The 4th HELENA Z BENITEZ GLOBAL FORUM ON GENDER JUSTICE AND THE GREEN ECONOMY FOCUSING ON WATER ENERGY AND FOOD PROMISES AND PARADIGMS aims to present fully gender and development issues which are vigorously embedded within the framework of fundamental human rights and gender justice in the Asia Pacific region and in many parts of the world It hopes to elevate further the discussions on the theme of green economy and gender equality justice and human rights with special focus on water energy and food nexus to a broader and more significant audience during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 in Rio de Janiero Brazil June 2012 Detailed programme The 4th HELENA Z BENITEZ GLOBAL FORUM ON GENDER JUSTICE AND THE GREEN ECONOMY FOCUSING ON WATER ENERGY AND FOOD PROMISES AND PARADIGMS aims to present fully gender and development issues which are vigorously embedded within the framework of fundamental human rights and gender justice in the Asia Pacific region and in many parts of the world It hopes to elevate further the discussions on the theme of green economy and gender equality justice and human rights with special focus on water energy and food nexus to a broader and more significant audience during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 in Rio de Jainero Brazil June 2012 The side event aspires to meaningfully contribute to to the UN conference official delegates both government and civil society s critical discussions

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  • Rio+20 : IMPACTS OF PLASTICS ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE HEALTH OF WOMEN AND CHI
    to establish a peaceful African Continent through conflict resolution and to identifying the causes of ethnic religious and inter communal conflict VAM envision women and future generations to possess a full range of educational opportunities to attain empowerment to become decision making leaders of Africa VAM believes access to education is key to equality Equality is the application of the principle of natural justice and fairness This refers to the legal and social capacity of men women boys and girls to mobilize and manage domestic community national and international resources and share the benefits arising there on an equal basis VAM promotes economic empowerment and equality through resource production that are appropriate for needs through vocational training and development of business skills Health education is provided in the areas of preventive health care nutrition hygiene preadolescent pregnancy family planning etc Detailed programme IMPACTS OF PLASTICS ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE HEALTH OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN The Voices of African Mothers VAM an organizing partner of the Women Major Group presents a side event and panel discussion on the health impact plastics have on women and children around the globe VAM believes women s health issues should be at the forefront of any policy discussions about Sustainable Development especially when mentioning the social and environmental pillars Pollution caused by plastics and the toxic chemicals released have an extremely negative impact upon the health of women and the environment This informative event will focus on mounting concerns about the plastic and its impact on environmental and women s health It brings to the forefront of everyone s consciousness the devastating effect that plastics present to the health of women and children Plastics today represent nearly a trillion dollar industry globally and are present in nearly all aspects of daily life for everyone

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  • Rio+20 : Greenpeace: An Oceans Rescue Plan for Rio
    protected areas by 2012 Ensuring conservation and sustainable management of the oceans must be the backbone of a blue economy on which millions of people depend for their well being and livelihoods While negotiations are peaking it is important that the urgency of the ocean crisis is highlighted to governments as well as the impact of their decisions on our blue planet and its people This side event will present Greenpeace s Oceans Rescue Plan highlighting concrete examples of the failure of the current ocean management system in areas such as the Pacific Indian and Arctic Oceans It will also discuss the solution of a new UN agreement for the protection of high seas biodiversity that governments must agree at Rio directly contributing to the Rio 20 UNCSD negotiations on Oceans governance and its importance to the blue economy Greenpeace will present gaps in oceans governance through concrete examples In the Pacific small islands nations are struggling to secure the sustainability of their precious fisheries resources and the long term future of their coastal communities while large scale fishing fleets from all around the globe race to catch the last tuna in the region A similar situation can be found in the vast Indian Ocean where the fragmented and inadequate governance regime leaves it open to wholesale plunder Even the freezing waters of the Arctic are facing increasing industrialization As the sea ice melts the oil and gas industry and large scale industrial fishing fleets are encroaching ever further north putting the fragile marine life of the Arctic in grave danger Criss crossed by the migratory corridors of the great ocean wanderers such as the sharks whales sea turtles tunas and seabirds the high seas are full of life that needs protection The status quo is no longer acceptable In

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  • Rio+20 : Financing Sustainable Transport to Support Sustainable Development
    supports unsustainable transportation increasing inequality of access CO2 and air pollution traffic fatalities and sprawl development A growing share of transport financing from climate funds and development aid programs supports sustainable transport Emerging best practices in national transportation policy also have potential to leverage changes in transport sustainability by influencing larger public and private sector transport investments Sustainable transport seeks to avoid low value or unnecessary travel through smarter planning and communications shift travel to lower impact passenger and freight modes and improve the efficiency of vehicles fuels and network operations This session discusses efforts to measure the contribution of transport investments to support sustainability goals focusing on key metrics and indicators as well as providing an overview of recent patterns and trends in transport funding flows from different sources worldwide Detailed programme Sustainable transport is vital to sustainable development Taken as a whole however existing patterns of transport sector investment and system management undermine equitable access to opportunities environmental protection goals and global green growth In the negotiation of the Rio 20 outcome document many countries and regions including the EU US and G 77 have pressed for greater recognition of sustainable transport as a core element of sustainable development This session aims to provide Rio 20 participants with a deeper understanding of how transportation funding flows support or undermine sustainable development how national transport policies can be sharpened to ensure progress on sustainable transport at the metropolitan and municipal or state level and the role that transport system monitoring and data collection can play in linking transport funding to sustainable development goals A series of short presentations will be followed by a moderated panel discussion The Global Policy Director of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy also representing the Bridging the Gap Partnership will provide a quick

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