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  • Rio+20 : What Comes Next? An Interactive Dialogue on Youth Movements Beyond Rio
    Preparatory Committees Intersessionals Informal Consultations Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer SustainUS 15 30 17 00 Date 15 Jun 2012 Room T 9 What Comes Next An Interactive Dialogue on Youth Movements Beyond Rio Organizing partners Major Group on Children and Youth Introduction How can youth capture international momentum toward Rio 20 and cultivate innovative action that builds upon the achievements of Rio 20 while working to address its potential shortcomings To begin answering this question this side event will engage young leaders from around the world to share their successes as well as their concerns ideas and visions for achieving The Future We Want Detailed programme This side event will feature an interactive and international dialogue among youth with the focal objective of learning from youth movements that predate Rio 20 in order to build inclusive and effective post Rio 20 youth movements Our thematic focus will be on post Rio planning and organizing working closely with the Major Group on Children and Youth to carry forward our work in an internationally collaborative manner We recognize that Rio is the beginning of many new discussion on sustainable development and we ll need to

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  • Rio+20 : Framing SD Policy Dialogues: A Well-Prepared Society
    to meliorate one issue can alter or even exacerbate the impacts of another Detailed programme Thematic Focus Effective integrated management levers responsive institutional structures depend upon a well prepared global society knowledge sharing systems through a broad multi stakeholder intergenerational platform confidence building approach to utilizing Environmental Education based upon the principles of sustainable development Progress on linking knowledge with action within the blue green economy and the eradication of poverty is a strategic key to bridging governance the private sector and civil society Speakers Speakers addressing the thematic clusters and their inter linkages will be selected from our final list of co organizers and partners Potential contribution of the side event to the outcomes of Rio 20 and the development of Sustainable Development Goals To strengthen the outcomes from the UNCSD to overcome constraints and gaps to act as a catalyst and engage others globally at the individual and institutional levels through follow up to Rio 20 with the organizing partners via social media and the continued consultation leading to action through our policy briefing Concept Note 2012 and Beyond Raise awareness on the importance of effectively protecting ecosystems sustainability strategies and creating a learning systems institutional framework through innovation and action Description Recognizing the number of global environmental challenges and security issues there is a need to improve the knowledge base of all stakeholders particularly decision makers on the interplay of human and natural systems with an understanding of new opportunities for investment new technologies and innovations among others Environmental education as a key policy instrument Agenda 21 Chapter 36 1 enables the governance structures for sustainable development to be used as learning systems to increase confidence building and capacity The earlier work by the UN and its member states on Environmental Education led to the development of National Strategies many of which have been revised and or incorporated into NSDS and Plans of Action national legislation and other country level policies and strategies The roots of this policy work can be traced directly to the 1972 Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment A CONF 48 14 Rev 1 expressed within the 2002 JPOI A CONF 199 20 and especially noting that Environmental Education within in the UNCED framework was positioned as part of the underlying foundation of the1992 Rio Declaration the Principles Agenda 21 and the mandates that followed in particular paragraph 36 1 of Chapter 36 A CONF 151 26 vol 1 As global crises increase in pace what we knew yesterday does not apply today Supporting sustainable development requires knowledge of the interactions between human and natural systems understanding of management levers as well as technological developments and innovations economic analysis political will and a framework that creates a capacity throughout and across all areas of society to respond to evolving needs No longer can we seek solutions to problems one at a time Global environmental policies transcend traditional boundaries between sectors nationalities cultures and generations We all need to be able to recognize increasingly

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  • Rio+20 : Sustainable Development in International Courts and Tribunals
    integration equity precaution and common but differentiated responsibility This CISDL legal experts panel drawing on a decade of legal research by the International Law for Sustainable Development Partnership ILSD launched at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development will explain the implications of recent judgments for sustainable development Legal experts from both developing and developed countries will also identify emerging trends in sustainable development law The event launches an online resource a new Legal Working Paper Series on Sustainable Justice and the next decade of the ILSD Partnership with tools for legal analysis and compliance Detailed programme This side event will present the findings of a project conducted by the International Law on Sustainable Development ILSD Partnership launched ten years ago at the World Summit on Sustainable Development Sustainable development is now an objective in hundreds of binding international treaties and has become an important concept in international law In this context a variety of international courts and tribunals have interpreted and applied sustainable development law International courts and tribunals are an important and yet often overlooked component of the institutional framework for sustainable development at the international level Their decisions relating to sustainable development such as WTO Dispute Settlement body decisions on the legality of an asbestos ban or the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights rulings on free legal aid have very palpable and significant implications for State and non State actors As such this side event will present a unique contribution to the Rio 20 dialogue and decision making process by the only UNCSD Partnership focusing on sustainable development law Fostering dialogue on the topic of international courts and tribunals in the context of Rio 20 will also directly contribute to the outcome of the conference The current Zero Draft document calls for full respect for international law and its principles It emphasizes the importance of tailored country specific solutions and the development of sharing networks of knowledge and practices across jurisdictions and sectors It also calls for improved implementation and enforcement of the obligations and rights established under international instruments related to sustainable development This side event will contribute to the outcome of Rio 20 by fostering dialogue with regard to the judicial institutions directly linked to enforcing obligations and rights established under international instruments Further the side event will encourage voluntary commitments to the development of knowledge sharing networks related to sustainable development in international courts and tribunals These networks will build upon initiatives launched by the ILSD Partnership such as the online research database on sustainable development in international courts and tribunals available free of charge at http cisdl org tribunals index htm or the legal Working Paper Series on Sustainable Justice The side event will raise awareness and enable further collaboration and partnerships to enhance the recognition of sustainable development in international law and the relevance of sustainable development in international courts Chairs Ms Marie Claire Cordonier Segger Head Economic Growth Trade International Development Law Organisation Dr Kamal Hossain Vice President International

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  • Rio+20 : Transparency and disclosure in the green economy
    Carbon Disclosure Project lead organiser World Bank Group WWF Introduction This event explores how cities and the private sector can work together to create change on the ground in the context of transparency and disclosure required for a green economy Detailed programme To help countries move to a green economy companies and cities need to play their part and take action on sustainable development such as setting greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and developing water management strategies as well as identifying implementing energy efficiency measures and carbon reduction measures that have a positive return on investment The thematic focus will be Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication The contribution to UNCSD is that the event will explore linkages betweenZero Draft paragraphs 19 role of the private sector and 20 role of local government in order to encourage and accelerate practical action and commitments towards a green economy by both groups This event for an audience of c 100 people will create a dialogue between cities the private sector and key international decision makers During this event we will hear personal testimonies from practitioners in business and city government and responses from senior international decision makers

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  • Rio+20 : Green Procurement: a cross cutting strategy for green growth
    focus on Procurement Because purchases by governments of goods services and works account for 15 19 of GDP in industrialised countries and even more in emerging economies When such large scale demand begins to specify that goods and services are produced in a sustainable manner public procurement becomes a strong market incentive for green investment innovation production and growth Global markets are also placing increasing expectations on private finance initiatives PFIs as a viable tool for green growth PFIs are formal contractual agreements between the state and the private sector that crowd in private sector capital in procurement or commissioning of public infrastructure and services While governments are looking to this model to crowd in capital and share risks of infrastructure expansion they are overlooking fact that PFIs will only deliver value for money for both investor and public purse if they are approached and designed as a long term sustainable investment Detailed programme This event will highlight the preliminary work programme of the Initiative on Procurement and Green Growth which aims to combine demonstration projects with targeted policy advice to procurement as a cross cutting strategy for green growth The Initiative is led by IISD and supported by the Global Green Growth Forum The discussion will focus on The findings of an investigation on the tipping point at which public sector demand triggers the scaling of green products services and infrastructure This will include the enabling policy frameworks that have rewarded front runners what incentives are being offered to private investors how market failures have been overcome and the use of labels and standards in providing uniformity and certainty across sectors systems and products The dedicated country projects to promote sustainable procurement and private finance initiatives in Abu Dhabi and Vietnam List of speakers include 1 Secretariat for Water

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  • Rio+20 : ESD as Driver of Change towards a Green Economy
    Government of India recognizing the importance of environmental education as far back as in 1984 had facilitated the creation of the Centre of Environment Education CEE as a Centre for Excellence Since then CEE has expanded and has initiated and implemented numerous innovative ESD programmes across India partnering with various UN such as UNESCO UNEP UNDP WHO etc accumulating a plethora of enlightening experiences and learnings Detailed programme Objective and Expected Outcomes from the Side Event Most countries are still in the early stages of building green economies and there are several experiences that can be learned from one another Rio 20 provides an excellent knowledge sharing platform which can facilitate discussion on innovative ways of using education as a driver of change for sustainable development a green economy The objective of the event is both to share CEE s ideas and experiences of innovatively using ESD towards fostering a green economy in India as also to bring in similar experiences of other organizations from other parts of the world The aim is to generate a rewarding discussion among the participants on issues and challenges faced in transition to a green economy by taking up the following key questions What is the role of education for sustainable development ESD in a green economy What could be a multi pronged strategy for transition to a green economy through ESD How can the question of ethics be answered in the context of sustainable development What are the experiences of ESD in fostering a green economy and what is its potential How can issues related to the participation of deprived sections of the society in deciding their livelihood options be seen as promoting sustainable development How can local as well as policy level interventions be made in the field of formal and non

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  • Rio+20 : Low Carbon Agriculture
    Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer Brazil 17 30 19 00 Date 15 Jun 2012 Room T 9 Low Carbon Agriculture Organizing partners Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Food Supply MAPA as the main organizer Ministry of the Environment MMA Ministry of Agrarian Development MDA Introduction The Low Carbon Agriculture Program LCAP is an activity under the Brazilian National Policy on Climate Change established in 2009 The LCAP is

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  • Rio+20 : The UN system Perspectives on Green Economy
    sustainability Calendar Map Registration By Category Preparatory Committees Intersessionals Informal Consultations Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer United Nations Environment Management Group EMG 11 30 13 00 Date 16 Jun 2012 Room T 5 The UN system Perspectives on Green Economy Organizing partners The EMG Secretariat in collaboration with UNEP UNDP and UNDESA Introduction The Environment Management Group will present the findings of its report Working towards a balanced and inclusive green economy A UN system wide perspective which was prepared to contribute to the Rio 20 Conference The report prepared by 40 UN entities provides a picture on the UN system wide perspectives on the green economy and how the UN system could coherently support countries in transitioning to a green economy The report is expected to facilitate a common understanding of the green economy approach and the measures required for the transition Detailed programme The EMG green economy report provides a focused and forward looking inter agency assessment on how the United Nations system and Bretton Woods institutions could more coherently support and assist countries in making the transition to a green economy and to work on joint and consistent messaging on

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