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  • Rio+20 : Sustainability, Value Based Leadership and African Youths
    Organizing partners World Mission Foundation Crusaders Aganist HIV AIDS African Children Talent Discovery Foundation Introduction Leadership in Africa have globally been identified as one of the major crisis in Africa starting from selection election processes And sustainability of the elected position And responsibilities This derails major national regional AND GLOBALL DEVELOPMENTS IN Africa African Children Talent Discovery Foundation and World Mission Foundation an NGO in Special Consultative Status wit ECOSOC at the United Nations in taking steps to further their collaborative mission considers its significant need to bring the issues to Rio 20 The underlying purpose is to seek for diverse value based leadership skills that could be provided to youths of Africa in understanding the import of sustainable leadership for global regional and national development of Africa Detailed programme The thematic focus on this event is on youths and sustainable leaderships for Africa This is rooted on the MDGs and the significant mission of African Children talent Discovery Foundation and World Mission Foundation to contribute to the MDGs successes by 201 and beyond Youths of Africa are the future leaders of Africa nations and they need to be provided with adequate value based leadership Skills and qualities that could enable sustainable Development in Africa Speakers to this event will be selected from people who are in government as well as global leadership positions with acquired leadership experiences that could enable awareness on the existing leadership gaps in Africa The event will provide the following contribution to the outcome of CSDRio 20 1 Provide grassroots and communal leadership empowerment programs to youths of Africa 2 Educate Africa youths on RIO 20 UN resolutions for Sustainable Development 3 Provide UN Rio 20 curriculum that could be advocated for leadership education on African youths 4 Develop regional Value Based leadership policy that

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  • Rio+20 : Sustainable development of indigenous people of the North and the Arct
    industria tourismo Brazil Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences Russia Russian presidential Academy of Public Administration Russia Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Russia International Nikolai Kondratieff Foundation Russia Forecasts and Cycles Association Russia Saint Petersburg State University Russia Institute of the Economics of Nations of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Ukraine Institute of Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences Russia Moscow State Institute of International Relations Russia Institute for Economic Strategies Russia Lebanese Russian House Lebanon Organization for Promoting Global Civilization China International S Kuznets Institute of Self Organization and Development Ukraine Dnipropetrovs k University of Economics and Law Ukraine Kazakhstan national academy of natural sciences Kazakhstan Saint Petersburg State polytechnic University Russia The institute of the socio political research of the RAS Russia The institute of Europe of the RAS Russia Moscow state university Russia The Arctic institute of culture and arts Russia Scientific centre for Arctica research Russia Urengoi regional tech park Russia The Academy of natural sciences of The Russian Federation Introduction The Program of the roundtable meeting A Long term Sustainable Development for Global Sustainable Development Based on Partnership of Civilizations and Prospects of Indigenous People of the North within the UN Conference on Sustainable Development RIO 20 Prospects of sustainable development of indigenous people of the North and the Arctic civilization Detailed programme The Program of the roundtable meeting A Long term Sustainable Development for Global Sustainable Development Based on Partnership of Civilizations and Prospects of Indigenous People of the North within the UN Conference on Sustainable Development RIO 20 Prospects of sustainable development of indigenous people of the North and the Arctic civilization Speaking engagements Gilberto Ramos President of Camara Brasil Russia de comercio industria tourismo Sergey Kharyuchi Dr Sc Law President of the Association of Indigenous People of

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  • Rio+20 : Towards Universal Access to Sustainable Energy Service in West Africa
    Rio 20 Presentation pdf ECEEE Presentation of Mr Mahama Kappiah Executive Director of ECREEE Videos Towards Universal Access to Sustainable Energy Service in West Africa Organizing partners ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO United Nations Development Programme UNDP Introduction To accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals MDGs the Economic Community for West African States ECOWAS adopted the ECOWAS UEMOA Regional White Paper on Access to Energy Services for Populations in Rural and Peri urban Areas in 2006 The white paper aims at providing access to improved domestic cooking fuels and sustainable electricity services for the majority of the population by 2015 After five years of implementation the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency ECREEE in cooperation with its partners are organizing a side event at the Rio 20 At the background of the newly adopted UN Goals on Universal Access to Energy Services by 2030 the workshop will take stock of the achievements and will highlight success stories in some of the countries Moreover the side event will discuss the possible contribution of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions to accelerate the implementation the White Paper Detailed programme The side event will bring together the major partners and beneficiaries of the implementation of the ECOWAS white paper It will facilitate the participation of high level speakers of ECOWAS United Nations UNIDO UNDP the Governments of Austria France and Spain as well as the European Commission It will feature also the presentation of country case studies The success stories of Ghana and Cape Verde with regard to rural electrification and dissemination of modern cooking fuels will be presented The side event will particularly discuss the possible contribution of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions to accelerate the

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  • Rio+20 : Interfaith response to Sustainable Development:Ecological Civilization
    Earth Detailed programme This session will address a new paradigm for development one centered on values and initiated by a change in consciousness It will encourage outreach to global religious communities This moral framework overarches all three pillars the environmental social and economic each is a trajectory of the change coming out of the session Renewed commitment to sustainable development will of course be an outcome with practical considerations of a green economy Religions help people shape their worldviews Through teaching and preaching leaders shape a consciousness and we re facing here the need for a transformation of consciousness Our nations and governments need the guidance of an awakened civil society to make necessary radical changes The Interfaith Consortium for Ecological Civilization ICEC is mobilizing to support this transformation We are indebted to ecotheologian Fr Thomas Berry for our thinking we need to understand the meaning of our human presence on the planet Earth Our purpose here is to perceive how the commercial industrial age has disturbed the biosystems of the planet at a depth never before known Science technology industry commerce and finance have brought humanity into a new age yet they have brought devastation to the planet The most radical disturbance is human self centeredness and rights over all other modes of being including animals plants and the Earth itself which have no rights This radical discontinuity between the human and the non human needs to be balanced with a vision of the ecological civilization Our great work is to bring a transition from this period of devastation to a mutually beneficial way of living on earth We can find relevant guidance from the Earth itself and from Religious Traditions For example the ancient religion of the Jains whose central teaching is non violence including non violence to the Earth ahimsa Their language and vision reflect an integral relation of humans with the entire natural world rather than destructive dominance Indigenous spiritualities offer understanding of the sacredness of the environment and of right relationship to it Many religions have been concerned with divine human relations and with inter human relations Our future depends upon our capacity to shift towards respecting the Earth and for intimacy in human earth relations This is foundational for an ecological civilization Values can guide in the necessary transformations One set drawn from teachings of all the world s religions is distilled into the following six words Reverence Respect Restraint Redistribution Responsibility Renewal The Earth Charter a globally vetted inclusive document offers complimentary ethics Speakers will address ethics in application such as corporate engagement eco preneur green businesses and the green economy youth leadership and communities mobilizing for change UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner writes that healing the planet requires a re awakening of our common humanity and yes the re awakening of the spirit and the spiritual side of humanity with all its potential for catalyzing positive and cooperative action This session will offer ethics to guide the work of individuals communities cities

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  • Rio+20 : The Other Half of Development: Patterns of Sustainable Consumption
    estimates that the world population exceeded seven billion on October 31 2011 Policymakers nongovernmental organizations and indeed all the citizens of the world face the challenge of securing the well being of all humanity while at the same time respecting the environment Thematic Focus In discussing sustainable development many focus on the production aspect of development Much of the dialogue centers on improving the efficiency of current production methods i e providing more food for more people given a limited amount of resources While sustainable and efficient production is important it is only half of the equation The workshop will instead focus on patterns of sustainable consumption The major stakeholders must be invested in inspiring the world s population to reduce their desire for consumption as a crucial part of sustainable development The thematic focus of this workshop is on in depth discussion of sustainable individual consumption including reduction of consumption habits promotion of vegetarianism and the benefits of recycling The workshop will also cover efficient cooking methods and sustainable practices in food security and agriculture Potential Contribution to Outcome Document The outcome document should inspire Major Groups governments intergovernmental organizations and UN agencies to reaffirm their commitment to sustainable practices of consumption This workshop will emphasize to the major stakeholders the necessity of including language in the outcome document which affirms the principles of sustainable consumption Our speakers will share best practices and sustainable organizational models for greening disaster relief and food security Speakers Speakers will include leaders from three ECOSOC accredited nongovernmental organizations Each will discuss how their unique organizational models can help the Major Groups especially farmers women youth and indigenous peoples to prepare for future challenges 1 Debra Boudreaux Executive Vice President Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CEO Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation Theme Tzu Chi strategy of mitigating climate change including greening disaster relief and self sufficiency and preparation 2 Mary Ellen McNish Chief Executive Officer President The Hunger Project Theme Organizational model of enhancing the food security concept in a sustainable way 3 Patricia McArdle Director Solar Cookers International author of Farishta Theme Introducing solar cookers as a low cost effective sustainable method of food preparation Reducing consumption The 80 20 Diet The Japanese island of Okinawa is known as being home to some of the longest living people in the world with two to four times the number of centenarians per capita as in the United States They practice the principle of hara hachi bu or eating until you are eighty percent full Not only will this practice lead to a healthier lifestyle but it is also more sustainable economically and environmentally If four individuals were to each cut down their consumption by 20 eating only 80 full the remaining 20 could be used to feed a fifth individual In a world in which there are an estimated 925 million hungry people or 13 1 of the global population widespread adoption of this practice would go far towards ending hunger 1 3 billion tons

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  • Rio+20 : Constructive Cooperation -
    Uruguay The mechanisms to strengthen constructive cooperation among international organisms NGOs local authorities and academia are the focus of this dialogue towards concrete proposals to eradicate poverty in the context of a green economy Detailed programme The LGW s Solidary Society Network Multi stakeholder Forum aims to foster the exchange of experiences and best practices among governments academia private sector and NGOs from South American countries to identify innovative social technologies that can be replicated in scale by UN member countries In 2012 the central focus of the event was reducing poverty and promoting decent work in the context of a green economy aligning itself with discussions of UNCSD The host countries of the Forum organized by the LGW Argentina Bolivia Brazil Paraguay and Uruguay share important common challenges in this area The first is to reconcile the necessary socioeconomic development with the traditional ways of life of native peoples Therefore it is vital to discuss the possibilities of sustainable exploitation of natural resources without compromising entire ecosystems In these preparatory meetings poverty has been approached as a complex and multidimensional phenomenon in which the absence of an income threshold is just the most evident aspect Access to quality public services such as sanitation health energy and particularly education is crucial to maintaining the quality of life even before the economic swings of the countries The first challenge is energy largely responsible for the intense climate change taking place on the planet South America may be the major supplier of bioenergy of this century At the same time it is a region that includes Brazil an emerging power and leader in the relatively clean energy matrix The second major challenge is the preservation of the Amazon rainforest That concerns the reduction of carbon emissions and the conservation of water since

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  • Rio+20 : Subnational Governments. Building a Sustainable Development Strategy
    20 goals are To strength the mechanisms of cooperation between local and regional governments To contribute to the inclusion of the local aspects on sustainable development in national and international strategies from a interjurisdictional interinstitutional and interdisciplinary approach Detailed programme The Province of Buenos Aires is actually developing a subnational government level strategy in public policies about sustainable development based on an interjurisdictional interinstitutional and interdisciplinary approach As an enforcing authority in environmental issues at the provincial level the actions in that strategy must be multidimensional and across all other ministerial jurisdictions in the territory Thus economic social and environmental dimensions underlie the design of every measure and initiative implemented allowing the necessary synergy between the programs carried out by the Provincial Agency for Sustainable Development OPDS and other jurisdictions of the provincial public sector Among others the Ministry of Infrastructure Program of Renewable Energies Ministry of Production Science and Technology Environmental Education Ministry of Agricultural Affairs and the Ministry of Social Development Besides the Provincial Agency for Sustainable Development belongs to the Provincial Committee of Emergencies coordinating actions among the provincial ministries regarding Climate Change and participates at national level in the Federal Council for the Environment COFEMA Outside this local framework the province constantly takes part as an active participant in regional government networks and international institutions and events such as the various UN Conferences of the Parties COP and the Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development nrg4SD leading the process at national level with initiatives as the Carbon Footprints estimations of provincial exportations and the integration to a Platform of National Technological Liaisons on Environmental Issues In this context the proposed side event aims to contribute from the point of view of a subnational government to the strengthening of a national strategy on sustainable development and to create awareness to all the potentiality in the coordinated actions of local and regional governments based on the active interchange of experiences and capacities between the different institutions and decision makers The participation of authorities from the national government will reflect the meaning present in the guidelines directing the sustainable development of a country as a framework to design and implement subnational public policies Speakers from African subnational governments and nrg4SD will talk about international cooperation and integration into network of subnational governments Speakers Mr José Molina Executive Director Provincial Agency for Sustainable Development Government of the Province of Buenos Aires Mrs Silvina Batakis Minister Ministry of Economy Government of the Province of Buenos Aires Mr Bruno Covas Co Chair for the South of nrg4SD Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development Mrs Silvia Merega Ambassador General Director of Environmental Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Trade and Worship of Argentina Mr Pablo Suárez Associate Director of Programs Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre confirmation pending Mrs Mónica Casanovas Head of the Climate Change Area Provincial Agency for Sustainable Development Government of the Province of Buenos Aires Thematic focus The selection of the speakers is aligned with the objectives

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  • Rio+20 : China Going Green? A Civil Society Review of 20 years of Sustainable Development
    Environment Programme SEE Foundation Vantone Foundation Vanke Foundation Shan Shui Conservation Center Greenovation Hub Introduction The worsening pollution and intensifying ecological degradation in recent years has made it clear that China cannot continue to go about business as usual Traditional development models are now under scrutiny Chinese NGOs have joined together in critically reviewing the practices and challenges of sustainable development over the past two decades 1992 2011 Their collective effort has cumulated in a joint report China Going Green A Civil Society Review of 20 years of Sustainable Development Covering a wide range of issues from water pollution to climate change to green finance the report will be launched at this side event Lead authors from different NGOs will share their unique writing processes which involved a multiplicity of stakeholders and their diverse views This side event as part of the China Going Green Dialogues is a rare opportunity to learn from seldom heard independent voices within Chinese civil societies on the challenges and opportunities of the world s fastest growing economy Detailed programme This side event will share the report China Going Green A Civil Society Review of 20 Years of Sustainable Development with all participants and make discussion focus on public participation and NGOs action on sustainable consumption and production energy biodiversity gender and capacity building and international cooperation The side event contents contains four sessions 1 Opening session brief introduction of the side event and speakers Ms Wang Xiangyi Project Manager of CANGO 2 Panel Discussion Session 8 minutes for each speaker Panel discussion on main topics Energy Mr Zhao Ang Consultant of Friends of Nature Biodiversity Mr Yang Fangyi Project Manager of Shanshui Conservation Centre Sustainable Consumption and Production Mr Patrick Schroeder Senior International Advisor of CANGO Public participation and information disclosure Mr Chang Cheng

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