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  • Rio+20 : Women's Resistance and Resilience
    DAWN Roots for Equity WEDO VAM Global Forest Coalition Sobrevivencia Paraguay Social Eco Fund Kazakhstan Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises Development FRIEND Fiji Niger Delta Women Soroptomists International Reaccion Climatica Bolivia Women on Farms WFP South Africa Earth Care Africa Zimbabwe Asian Pacific Network of Women Law and Development Biofuelwatch GEO ICAE Campaña Latinoamericana por el Derecho a la Educación CLADE Brazil Red de Educacion Popular entre Mujeres REPEM Latin American Center for Gender and Education NIRANTAR India Population and Sustainability Network Women Action for Development India Groupe Genre Rio 20 Adequations Universite Nomade Fondation Femme Africaine The Feminist Task Force Earth Day Network ABANTU for Development Introduction Social equity gender equality and environmental justice must form the heart of sustainable development and of the outcomes of the Rio 20 UN conference in 2012 Twenty years after the first Rio conference great social and economic inequities still remain These inequities especially affect women and children who make up the majority of those living in poverty Three testimonies from women suffering from the extraction industries from unsustainable energy and agrofuels and from landgrabbing will be presented The women s major group supports the transformation from the current economic system to a sustainable and equitable economic system which ensures gender equality human rights and environmental justice and supports sustainable livelihoods and poverty eradication Examples of initiatives towards sustainable and equitable economies will be shown from assuring women s access and control to land and resources developing local fair and ecological production and consumption and increasing women s participation in decision making will be shared Detailed programme Welcome by organising partners Welcome by Dessima Williams Ambassador to the UN of the Grenada tbc Introduction by Sunita Narain Director of CSE India and winner of the Stockholm Water Prize tbc Testimonies from women effected

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  • Rio+20 : Youth with Disabilities and sustainable Development.
    sustainability Calendar Map Registration By Category Preparatory Committees Intersessionals Informal Consultations Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer African Youth with Disability Network AYWDN 09 30 11 00 Date 15 Jun 2012 Room T 5 Youth with Disabilities and sustainable Development Organizing partners African Youth with Disabilities Network AYWDN International Federation of the Hard of Hearing Young People IFHOHYP and World Federation of the Deaf Youth Section WFDYS Introduction The side event will focus on raising awareness on the importance of involving young people with disabilities and other marginalized and vulnerable young populations in the social economic and political development processes contributing to sustainable development of our countries Countries Continents and the world It will share best practices of involving the marginalised and vulnerable Youth populations in the programmes and activities contributing to sustainable development Detailed programme Institutional Framework for Sustainable development will be the thematic focus of this side event We will have speakers from the three partners youth with disabilities organisations International Disability Alliance Global Partnership for Disability and Development and we are yet to confirm the participation of US state Department International Disability Rights advisor The speakers will be provided later as

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  • Rio+20 : Scenarios for Sustainable Development Governance: National Mechanisms that Work
    civil society and from governments around the world There is a need for a change of IFSD in a way that allows ensuring efficiency and accountability for sustainable development architecture Three inter related proposals have gained wide spread support 1 introduction of sustainable development goals SDGs 2 creation of sustainable development council SDC and 3 strengthening and closely integrating and coordinating mechanisms and processes at global regional and national levels by exemplifying lessons learnt from Asia and Europe in planning and implementation of sustainability related measures This side event will focus on the national sustainable development mechanisms that have been implemented in Asia and Europe examine its strengths and weaknesses It also addresses the interconnectedness of all IFSD levels and will thereby demonstrate the need for better vertical and horizontal coordination of the sustainable development architecture It will be based on the results of the research study initiated by the Asia Europe Environment Forum and conducted by sustainable development and governance experts on these issues Detailed programme In times of limited resources the transparency of governance and efficient management of programmes and funds at all levels as well as cooperation with the international financial institutions is crucial for the implementation of sustainable development principles Thus a reformed IFSD that would be instrumental to the effective and expedient pursuit of sustainable development is a most crucial outcome for Rio 20 The steps and mechanisms towards such strengthening must result from both official and side discussions by global stakeholders Sustainable Development Goals SDGs A commonly defined and agreed upon set of goals is a must to ensure that all stakeholders government and non governmental entities including the UN system and development institutions remain dedicated to attaining sustainable development Much like the current MDGs the SDGs should be used as benchmarks for countries efforts towards development at local and national levels as well as policy planning and implementation at regional and international levels This side event aims to examine the linkages between all levels of IFSD and argue for the importance of a set of goals that can be measured monitored and evaluated They also must be feasible for countries and agencies to set up and pursue in the context of planning and policy making to the greatest extent possible minimizing trade offs between economic social and environmental priorities This session will build on the goals proposed by the initiating countries Colombia and Guatemala as well as those goals proposed by civil society organizations CSOs at the 2011 DPI conference in Bonn Germany and focus on their implications for national level sustainable development architecture Sustainable Development Coordination Mechanism The Sustainable Development Council SDC and its regional and national analogs After the Earth Summit in 1992 the Commission for Sustainable Development CSD was created to provide a mechanism for countries and civil society for reporting peer reviewing and assessing progress towards sustainable development Now twenty years after its inception it has become clear that the CSD has been insufficient in undertaking its mandated tasks

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  • Rio+20 : 9 Months to Save the World: Mother Key to Sustainable Development
    sustainability and future of our planet Detailed programme Business as usual is no longer an option We must change But change what We must change our way of thinking of feeling and our relationship to nature herself We MUST change our modus operandi from domination to cooperation with our living intelligent planet What if children were born with an innate love and respect for themselves each other and nature This is possible and Mothers are the key to this process Since 1992 Epi genetic factors and research in cellular memory confirm that a pregnant mother s thoughts her feelings her environment and the way she gives birth directly affects the long term development of her child Maternal stress levels compromise the development of children while the natural production of the well being hormones oxytocin and endorphins provide optimal conditions for fetal development including the brain and the capacity to love Speakers Dr Michel Odent world renown pioneer and advocate for over five decades in the field of primal health from pre conception to the first year after birth He is the founder of the Primal Health Research Centre www primalhealthresearch com and Womb Ecology www wombecology com Odent began this work as head of the surgical and maternity units in a French state hospital 1962 1985 Author of 12 books including Genese de l homme ecologique The Scientification of Love The Caesarean Childbirth in the age of plastics co author of five academic books 92 articles http www ncbi nlm nih gov pubmed term Odent 20M THE EVOLUTION OF THE HUMAN OXYTOCIN SYSTEM Thousands of years after spectacular transformations of Homo sapiens associated with the Neolithic cataclysm at this time when humanity must invent new strategies for survival Dr Odent suggests the need for other kinds of transformations Focusing on the concrete example of the oxytocin system involved in sociability all facets of the capacity to love and all episodes of our reproductive sexual life Light on epigenetics and primal health research offers vital keys to the survival and evolution of Homo sapiens which should prevail upon any other consideration Dr Julie Gerland a grassroots pioneer in stress management and pre perinatal psychology Dr Gerland has worked with couples and taught professionals over the last thirty years Her experience has shown the direct connection between mothers who have been informed and supported according to our current understanding of the mind body connection and their child s health pregnancy outcomes and long term development Dr Gerland is a co author of Goddess Shift Women Leading for a Change with celebrities such as Michelle Obama Sonia Gandhi Aung San Suu Kyi She is the Chief UN Representative for OMAEP MOTHERS ESSENTIAL KEY TO GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Dr Gerland will develop the key principles of prenatal education as they relate to the major themes of the UN Rio 20 conference on Sustainable Development peace and prosperity for all Madeleine Wallin President of the Federation European Femmes Au Foyer FEFAF and of Sweden s

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  • Rio+20 : Economic and policy drivers of deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon
    empirical linkages with economic variables and environmental regulations Panelists will engage the audience in a debate focusing on potential ways to enhancing the effectiveness of forest conservation policies against the backdrop of social and economic development of the region as well as Brazil s pledge to achieve the ambitious conservation targets proposed in Copenhagen Detailed programme This side event aims at discussing the recent economic and social drivers of the deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon as well as analyzing to which extent public policies were effective in decreasing deforestation rates in the last years It also aims at presenting ideas of policies that could combine forest conservation and sustainable use with economic and social development and a greener economy for the region The event will start with a brief introduction to policies that are in place to combat deforestation and will follow with presentations of new research results on the interactions among the economic system public policies and deforestation Specifically presentations will focus on models that describe the drivers of deforestation ups and downs and impact evaluations of the effectiveness of some specific policies in place aimed at controlling deforestation At the end speakers will present their view and debate with the public about which policies should be created or strengthened so that Brazil can further decrease illegal deforestation and reach its pledges presented at COP 15 while combining forest conservation and sustainable use with economic and social development and a greener economy for the region Specific themes that will be discussed Economic causes of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon in the 21st century The contribution of agricultural prices and conservation policies to the recent deforestation slowdown in the Brazilian Amazon Evaluation of the Brazilian strategy to prevent and control deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon Measuring the effectiveness of field

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  • Rio+20 : Financing Sustainable Development, a trade union agenda: new global levies wealth redistribution, role of pension funds
    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 Sustain Labour 13 15 14 45 Date 15

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  • Rio+20 : A common framework to attain the full potential of forests for SD
    forest certification that promote and provide evidence of responsible forestry Moreover special attention must be paid to the some 25 of the world s forests that are locally managed by families communities and indigenous peoples These groups face distinct challenges in accessing direct tangible benefits from their forest resources and their ability to contribute to a green economy This event presents framework conditions to guide forest certification and forest stakeholders with a specific focus on the role of locally controlled forestry Detailed programme Forests are a critical link in the transition to a green economy one that promotes sustainable development and poverty eradication as we move towards a low carbon and more equitable future Biologically rich forest ecosystems provide shelter food jobs water medicine and security to more than 1 billion people as well as regulate our global climate wrote Achim Steiner UNEP Executive Director in the 2011 Forests in a Green Economy report While we have a suite of proven sustainable forestry practices and policies that work they must now be scaled up and enforced to safeguard these natural assets Over the past 20 years forest certification has become one of the most important tools for global society to promote sustainable forest management Yet despite major strides in certification only nine percent of the world s forests have been certified and ninety percent of these are in Europe and North America Similarly despite some progress in alleviating poverty around the world population growth means that in real terms the number of people living below the poverty line remains high poverty is a major reason for deforestation and illegal logging This situation is further complicated in many countries where land tenure rights have not been allocated or clearly and fairly defined Forest certification systems such as PEFC are an important mechanism that offer potential to contribute to improving livelihoods particularly in developing countries and to assist in lifting people out of poverty Forest certification is also important in assisting us in moving towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets including that by that by 2020 forests are managed sustainably and forest loss is halved This however requires us to mainstream forest certification throughout the world and especially in the Global South To achieve this all forest certification systems and stakeholders must seek to ensure that our efforts to expand forest certification are additive and not duplicative contributing to an expansion of the overall total certified forest area In a world where deforestation continues unabated in many nations stakeholder must collaborate whenever possible We must utilize the different approaches offered for the best of society as a whole We must agree on a common framework to guide forest certification and its stakeholders in their actions Such a framework must also pay special attention to the needs of the some 25 of the world s forests that are locally managed by families communities and indigenous peoples The distribution of land tenure and use rights to the local level can be a significant enabler for

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  • Rio+20 : Contributing to the greening of economies and poverty alleviation
    for climate services and their current provision particularly in least developed and developing countries Present capabilities to provide climate services do not exploit all we know about climate and are not delivering their full potential benefits This event organized by the World Meteorological Organization and partner UN agencies will provide information on the contribution of the Global Framework for Climate Services in support of greening of economies and poverty reduction Detailed programme Contributing to the greening of economies and poverty alleviation through the Implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services GFCS Global efforts towards greening of economies and addressing poverty are sensitive to weather and climate variability and change Development targets are at risk as food production food security disaster risk reduction health epidemics access to water energy tourism etc in many countries are dominated by weather and climate Use of scientifically sound climate services can support better climate risk management and in taking advantage of climate opportunities to increase productivity and promote sustainable development The need to provide the world and decision makers with science based information on how to effectively manage risks associated with the climate and how to make informed decisions that include climate and climate change information and data led the Third World Climate Conference 3 Geneva 2009 to call for the establishment of a Global Framework for Climate Services GFCS Since then the World Meteorological Organization with UN partner agencies has been leading the development of a detailed Implementation Plan for the Framework expected to be considered by an extraordinary session of a World Meteorological Congress bringing together its 198 Member States in October 2012 The Framework is a UN lead partnership that will coordinate global initiatives building on existing efforts of various stakeholders to ensure the provision of climate services that are focused on meeting the requirements of users to provide the greatest benefits from the current climate knowledge The Framework is based on the philosophy that efficient management of the climatic risks today is the foundation for managing the climatic risks of tomorrow which are expected to increase in frequency and magnitude as a consequence of climate change induced by humankind The Framework will focus in the short term on the provision of climate services for water agriculture and food security health and disaster risk reduction However availability of climate services will also benefit other climate sensitive sectors simultaneously It will do so by building on five critical components User Interface which will provide ways for climate service users and providers to interact and improve the effectiveness of the Framework and its climate services and facilitate improved climate literacy and better understand of each other needs through engaging in systematic interaction and genuine dialogue Climate Service Information System intended to produce and distribute climate data and information according to the needs of users and to agreed standards from the global to the national levels Observations and Monitoring to support strengthening of the network of observing stations needed to provide the data required

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