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  • Rio+20 : Enabling Youth participation in bridging Rio+20 Outcome Beyond 2015 wi
    all children youth and their organization into the process The side event will do it s best to provide a meaningful session for youth participation This will be a good an opportunity to showcase the enthusiasm and courage of the Sri Lankan youth in this high level UN event to bridge the gap between the Global North and the Global South youth We would like to make this side event as a platform to network as much as youth leaders around the world who are participating in Rio in June and to carry out a mass youth campaign and mobilization for an ambitious deal in Rio 20 The side event will composed of a plenary session of experts motivators and youth they would speak on above themes and implementations of agendas Detailed programme Thematic Focus Youth led Sustainable Development Future we want Rio 20 and Beyond Sri Lankan Youth involvement in Rio 20 Process Promotional Event on UN Youth Conference 2014 Description The world is looking at bold and concrete decisions that will enable policies funding and political will for sustainable development None of this however will be possible without the crucial contribution of civil society and in particular YOUTH The whole world is in a crisis political instability in the Middle East rising poverty and hunger in Africa corruption in South East Asia and economic crisis in Europe but the young people all over the world are worried about the sustainable development which will affect their lives They more than anyone else understand the urgency of finding solutions to our global environmental problems Presently the health and wellbeing of millions and millions of youth are at environmental risk The links between the health of our environment and the socio economic challenges inspiring the youth to riot are getting clearer

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  • Rio+20 : The Technology Economy? Know-how, Know-what, Know-why
    ETC Group Action Group on Erosion Technology and Concentration 13 30 15 00 Date 14 Jun 2012 Room T 6 The Technology Economy Know how Know what Know why Organizing partners ETC Group La Via Campesina Third World Network Women in Europe for a Common Future Women International for a Common Future Consumers International Amigos de la Tierra de América Latina y el Caribe Introduction The year after the Earth Summit on the eve of the Knowledge Economy the UN lost its only two global facilities for technology assessment Since then billions of public dollars have been lost subsidising nuclear fusion biotech fermentation Terminator technologies nanotechnology second generation biofuels and ocean fertilization etc largely because of the absence of adequate technology assessment At Rio 20 the UN must protect the sovereignty and security of member states by ensuring that the know how of technology transfer is supported by the know what of technology assessment and the know why of socioeconomic benefits The side event will hear experts discuss the problems specific language and institutional modalities governments could adopt now and implement post Rio Detailed programme The year after the Earth Summit on the eve of the Knowledge Economy the UN

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  • Rio+20 : Impact of Weapon Contamination (WEC) towards Sustainable Development
    are huge obstacles to the resumption of normal life Surrounded by ERWs and UXOs and unsure of their whereabouts especially hidden mines entire populations are immobilized losing the right to come and go the access to natural resources such as water and food as well as the access to hospitals schools and other essential services The losses for global ecology are incalculable and include soil degradation water pollution destruction of living species biodiversity reduction and food chain imbalances The result of these environmental changes impact directly on man for instance in his health changes in soil productivity food shortages decline and extinction of fauna and flora Moreover weapon contamination is a dynamic issue which if not addressed can last many years and even become more prejudicial Climate change and natural disasters such as tsunamis earthquakes and floods may spread ERW causing even more problems for communities Populations that depend on tilling the soil to obtain food raise livestock and harvest surface water face huge difficulties to recover the areas affected by mines and other unexploded weapons The after effect of armed conflict to the countries involved is significant and impacts heavily on their economies As a result the level of poverty in vulnerable communities often increases The lack of mobility and access to getaway routes complicates agricultural production and prevents those populations from having access to land which in the past has ensured food and dignified survival The poorest communities lose their fields and stop producing Household income decreases which in turn reduces the circulation of goods and services and severely compromises the reestablishment of the local economy One major consequence is the growth of poverty in rural areas Cattle like other animals are killed by EXOs and in most cases it prevents the resident population from grazing their herds

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  • Rio+20 : Launching of the "Humanity Right to life" book and Presentation of a documental on Fidel Castro's Environmental thought
    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 Information Lead organizer Cuba 15 30 17 00 Date 14 Jun 2012 Room T 6 Launching of the Humanity Right to life book and Presentation of a documental on Fidel Castro s Environmental thought Organizing partners Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba Introduction The book El derecho de la humanidad de existir edited in Havana by Editorial Ciencia y Técnica in 2012 is a compilation of the Reflections by Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz on the damages to the environment and the climate changes Through the reflections published since 2007 up to the present diverse isues are discussed such as the rise of prices and food scarcity the natural disasters the nuclear war and others that affect the existence of the human species Docummentary Fidel Castro caudal de Río refers to the development of the environmental ideas of Fidel Castro since his childhood up to the present Through images and solid opinions by researchers experts and specialists in the Cuba issue the positions held by Fidel Castro on this

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  • Rio+20 : RUSSIA. Water: for health and against disability
    Zelentsova President of Interregional Union of Life Help for Mentally Handicapped Persons Sail of Hope Speaker 1 Tatiana Chernysheva Doctor of Medical Sciences Professor member of International Association of Applied Kineziology ICAK Information functions of water and future of mankind World resources of drinking water are very limited Quality of drinking water on a planet is constantly getting worse due to emissions of the industrial enterprises dump of chemicals from agricultural fields techno genic and natural accidents Water plays an outstanding role in an organism of human being Water should support out and intra cellular balance of organism It takes part in mutational processes which in particular tend to increase of a number of birth of children with changed genetic structures Small dozes of toxic substances badly defined incorporating together and with products of metabolism in organism create new complexes from which a human being has no protection The effect of electronic copying i e transmission of the information on water is widely discussed by scientific community As a result of our pilot researches it has become possible to show that water electronic copies of pharmaceutical preparations possess new types of preventive medical and regenerative influences on an organism of a human being allowing to reduce the use of pharmaceutical preparations with heavy side effects especially during pregnancy and early childhood There is data on possibility of restriction of use of toxic preparations at chemical therapy of malignant tumours due to use of their water electronic copies During our pilot researches on biological models it has become possible to reveal statistically meaningful influence of water electronic copies of organic fertilizers on growth of sprouts of tomatoes and roots of soya in comparison with pure fertilizer Moreover influence of water electronic copies has appeared comparable in size with influence of the fertilizer itself water solutions Thus electronic copying i e transmission of information on water opens essentially new to mankind way of withdrawal from means of heavy artillery including highly toxic fertilizers and pharmaceutical preparations used both at treatment of dysfunctions of an organism and at cultivation of agricultural crops Association of the international forces and resources are necessary for this purpose Speaker 2 Larisa Zelentsova President of Interregional Union of Life Help for Mentally Handicapped Persons Sail of Hope Water for health and against disability According to forecasts not less than 40 of residents of the Earth will live in conditions of deficiency of water in 15 years Russia takes the second place in the world after Brazil on stocks of fresh water But today each second resident of the country is compelled to use the water mismatching sanitary and hygienic requirements for drink And 22 of the population has no access to the centralized sources of water supply It inevitably leads to illness of the population The prevalence of disability is about 15 18 of the population in the world and it is strongly associated with poverty Disability and poverty form a vicious cycle disability leads to poverty and

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  • Rio+20 : Multi-stakeholder Engagement in IFSD & Compendium of Commitments
    as well The needs and context today is very different from 1945 and 1972 and the future IFSD for both International Environmental Governance IEG and International SD Governance ISDG must be forward looking and meet the needs of at least the next 30 years until 2042 This side event will be a third in a series that will examine the representation participation and accountability of Major Groups in informing monitoring and implementing intergovernmental policy making Experts have noted that civil society engagement in both the IEG and ISDG has remained limited to international NGOs and those primarily focused on the environment Moreover the process of engagement has been under resourced and space limited Southern civil society and social movements need broader spaces at multiple levels below the international for engagement Such engagement must expand coverage to include NGOs addressing economic social and environmental concerns at the local national and regional levels thus making the IFSD more relevant and closer to the issues faced on the ground Speakers will look at best practices of public participation in other multilateral bodies as well as civil society proposals not yet implemented IFSD spaces and mechanisms need to be deepened and can benefit from the experience of innovative trailblazers The Food and Agriculture Organisation FAO initiated civil society Committee on Food Security CFS involved CS in deliberations on an equal playing field with governments Speaking rights tabling of technical papers and collaborative position papers by CS governments and international organisations represent a good start The Friends of the Chair mechanism in the Convention on Biological Diversity CBD process was another innovation These must be the minimal blueprints for CS engagement in IFSD Multi level governance recognises the local city and regional governments that operate between citizens and the national government These sub national levels

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  • Rio+20 : FOOD SECURITY, GREEN ECONOMY AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION: OPPORTUNITIES AND LESSONS FROM THE BRAZILIAN AGRICULTURE SECTOR
    efforts towards sustainability throughout the supply chains of major products Cattle ranching is the largest driver of deforestation but techniques developed by the Brazilian Government Agricultural Research Corporation Embrapa can double herd densities through the use of improved pasture mixtures and breeds and rotational grazing Embrapa s techniques can increase rural employment reduce methane emissions and free up land which can be used for crop production while eliminating the need for deforestation This is a key example of a win win win opportunity to integrate economic development with environmental sustainability and food security which offers lessons applicable to other countries Detailed programme Food Security Green Economy and Biodiversity Conservation opportunities and lessons from the Brazilian agriculture sector This side event will be focused on a green economy and how it relates to poverty eradication and sustainable development Leading Brazilian and international experts from across academia and civil society will present opportunities and lessons from the Brazilian agricultural sector setting out a vision for increasing agricultural production food security and employment while reducing deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions GHG Brazilian agricultural exports have increased four fold in the past decade and are predicted to continue to increase Brazil has the world s largest commercial cattle herd and is the largest exporter of beef Cattle ranching is the primary use of cleared land in the Amazon and Brazil aims to increase its beef exports while reducing deforestation by 2020 and to achieve this Brazil s National Climate Change Policy calls for the recuperation of 15 million ha of degraded pasture Moderate intensification of cattle through improved pasture management coupled with an agreement not to clear any additional forest offers win win win outcomes for ranch incomes job creation and forest conservation Embrapa the Brazilian Government Agricultural Research Corporation has developed a model Good Practices for Beef Cattle for moderate intensification of pasture management which can double productivity through innovative mixtures of native and non native grasses and legumes which reduce methane emissions from cattle improved animal husbandry and crossing with European breeds reducing the time to reach slaughter weight active rotation and fenced paddocks helping to prevent pasture degradation This model can increase production while using less land so removing the need for deforestation and the freed up land can be used for crop production These efforts are being supported by key players throughout the beef and leather value chains as the largest meatpackers supermarkets and leather brands have adopted zero deforestation policies and are working towards traceable deforestation free supply chains Brazilian and international multistakeholder initiatives including the Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock Grupo de Trabalho da Pecuária Sustentável are supporting these efforts Assessing these programs and policies offers clear lessons for green industry that can be replicated throughout the tropics Private sector involvement to address the challenges of creating sustainable supply chains that can enable the Amazon cattle industry to grow without the need to clear any more forest is important for developing green economy roadmaps This blueprint for sustainable

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  • Rio+20 : Energy and Sustainable Development
    Rio 20 Journal Statements 20 22 June Side Events at Rio 20 Guidelines for organizers 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 Information Lead organizer Brazil 15 30 17 00 Date 14 Jun 2012 Room T 8 Energy and Sustainable Development Organizing partners Ministry of Mines and Energy of Brazil Introduction Energy is one of the main issues to be discussed in the UN Conference for Sustainable Development The share of energy resources for the sustainable development mainly the renewable is the central subject for discussion Detailed programme Purpose Present the Energy Policy and its contribution for the sustainable development Approach The evolution of the renewable sources in the energy matrix hydro wind biomass and biofuels The experience of success of the renewable energy actions The socioeconomic and environmental benefits of sustainable development model of the Brazilian energy sector The energy efficiency contribution Event Shape The event will be conceptual as a lecture 45 minutes and discussion with the participants 45 minutes at

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