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  • Rio+20 : Sustainable Development: Do we need a green industrial policy?
    and sustainable development Industry produces large amounts of emissions and pollution while being a major source of employment and wages Rio 20 thus become a unique forum for suggesting global and national industrial policies that are green inclusive and economically dynamic The side event will bring together the business sector governments academia and representatives of civil society It will aim at discussing the fundamental sustainability choices and proposing guiding principles and best practices for industrial policy Detailed programme Industrial policy has made a forceful comeback The global economic and financial crisis demanded swift action by governments to support and restructure productive activities and industry in particular in order to protect employment At the same time global challenges such as climate change cannot be addressed without decisive policy changes in industry related incentives and regulations The conditions are ripe for placing industrial policy at the core of the policy agenda for green growth and sustainable development Industry produces large amounts of emissions and pollution while being a major source of employment and wages Rio 20 thus become a unique forum for suggesting global and national industrial policies that are green inclusive and economically dynamic The side event will focus on greening industrial policy for industrial growth that is how to widen the scope of traditional industrial policy to incorporate environmental objectives in such a way that industrial development is not only economically and socially but also environmentally sustainable It will discuss the possible synergies and trade offs between industrial policy objectives and measures oriented to industrial growth employment generation and environmental impact It will examine strategic directions for industrial development including addressing the sustainability of emerging sectors It will identify policies for influencing the direction of industrial technical change towards more environmentally friendly paths including improving industrial energy efficiency which is

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  • Rio+20 : Launch of report
    188SD21 Rio principles study complete pdf Assessment of implementation of Rio Principles 189Agriculture and food report En Web pdf Food and agriculture 190Challenges Urban Sector En Web pdf Cities 191SD21 Summary for policy makers pdf SD21 Summary for policy makers 192sustainable land use pdf sustainable land use 193A Sustainable and Desirable Economy pdf Sustainable economy in society in nature 194Synthesis Agenda 21 and Rio principles pdf Synthesis of implementation of agenda 241 and rio Principles 325SD21 Rio presentation overall pdf Intorduction Sd21 general 326Presentation Agenda 21 rio principles pdf Presentation Sd 21 Agenda 21 Rio principles 327Costanza et al ESN key points Rio pdf Presentation SD21 sustainable society 328Ri20 side event Scenario messages pdf Presentation Sd21 scenarios 329Rio side event land use Ephraim Nkonya pdf Presentation SD21 land use 330Rio 20 UN 17June2012 Taipale pdf Presentation Sd 21 cities 331Sustainable Energy SD 21 side event pdf Presentation SD21 energy 332Food and Agri Giovannucci Rio side event pdf Presentation SD21 food and agriculture Launch of report Organizing partners Euroepan Commission DG environment to be confirmed Introduction The side event will present the SD21 project s synthesis report for policy makers The report draws upon a series of studies carried out under the project in addition to recent major assessments The SD21 studies approach sustainable development from various perspectives a expert assessment of the progress made since 1992 including a review of Agenda 21 and the Rio principles b critical analysis of global scenario exercises since 1992 c future vision of sustainable development as suggested by ecological economics compared to the green economy and business as usual views d sectoral perspectives on challenges and potential ways forward The project also includes a scenario component which analyzes sustainable development options based on the most recent scenarios prepared by key institutions for Rio 20

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  • Rio+20 : Oceans In Google Earth as an Environmental Educational Tool- the Dominican Perspective
    based knowledge from people who care about the ocean environment worldwide These stories are related to six key areas ecosystems marine life ocean and atmosphere science and exploration marine protected areas and human connections GFDD and Ocean in Google Earth have teamed up to create a geo referenced layer on Google Earth named Mission Blue Mission Blue is built using a multimedia format including video footage pictures local music and the presentation of short stories in Spanish highlighting scientific studies creating awareness of marine and coastal ecosystems and highlighting best practices as well as documenting the challenges opportunities that lie ahead for the oceans Detailed programme At the Rio 20 Conference to be held in June of this year GFDD will host a special side event presentation entitled Tour of the DR which will highlight the Mission Blue program and how the Ocean in Google Earth tool is being effectively used to raise awareness and provide information on coastal and marine sources using the example of the DR as a model for the Caribbean and Latin American Region Ocean in Google Earth is an interactive program which allows the viewer to post content in a number of formats including still photos audio video or commentary in the form of plain text By engaging the public in particular young people to participate in the development of the site Google is taking steps to insure that the world s collective vision for a sustainable future that promotes prosperity and quality of life without further erosion of the planet s natural resources can become reality As an active participant in its development GFDD is proud to be involved in the Ocean in Google Earth program a highly effective educational tool that documents lessons learned and best practices of the DR and that will

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  • Rio+20 : Tax justice: key to sustainable development?
    undermined by a lack of capacity in tax authorities poor tax systems and financial secrecy This side event will explore how the obstacles to mobilising tax revenues could be overcome in the interests of sustainable development globally particularly in developing countries Detailed programme Thematic Focus Tax Justice Economic Justice Resource mobilisation is vital to meeting the demands of agreed action plans emerging from the Rio 20 Summit Insufficient financial resources are a major reason for the gaps in implementing the agreed sustainable development commitments and action programmes since the 1992 Rio Summit on Environment and Development Governments need to be equipped to raise a sustainable flow of revenue effectively through adequately resourced tax authorities and good domestic tax policy and by having access to information Transparency is required so that civil society can monitor revenues and how they are spent The ability of countries to collect revenue effectively is systematically undermined by the financial secrecy of tax havens and the abuse of transfer pricing rules Christian Aid estimates that developing countries lose US 160 billion each year in tax revenues due to the profit shifting of some unscrupulous multinational companies The aim of this side event is to discuss concrete solutions that can be adopted to enhance domestic resource mobilisation through ensuring that tax systems serve all spheres of society meaning Implement Measures to address tax evasion and avoidance including an end to Financial Secrecy Financial and banking secrecy provided by tax havens facilitates tax evasion and avoidance by allowing companies and individuals to hide money offshore By refusing to share information on account holders some jurisdictions actively undermine the tax bases of other countries International Tax Cooperation By encouraging offshore jurisdictions to share tax information automatically countries would be better equipped to enforce their own laws and mobilise revenue

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  • Rio+20 : Population, Rights and Sustainability: Voices from the Global South
    PFPI Population Action International PAI Population Health Environment PHE Ethiopia Consortium Population and Sustainability Network PSN Sex og Samfund Danish Family Planning Association UNFPA Introduction This workshop will focus on the perspectives of Voices from the South on how addressing population dynamics at national and community levels in ways that respect and protect human rights can make a significant contribution to sustainable development Focused on the intersection between the social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development this workshop will bring together global and local perspectives on how population dynamics including growth urbanization migration etc affect sustainable development priorities including the green economy climate change environmental degradation poverty alleviation and gender equality Presentations will focus on how the provision of voluntary family planning services that respect and protect rights can be combined with environmental approaches to meet a range of sustainable development needs defined at community level that have global potential and impact Detailed programme The workshop will focus on the importance of including a policy focus on population dynamics and reproductive health and rights in planning for global sustainable development goals and in helping to construct a post MDG framework From the perspective of voices from the Global South it will create awareness of the significance of population dynamics to sustainable development and offer practical policy approaches to seize the opportunities that exist to advance sustainable development through a focus on population dynamics and achievement of universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights Our workshop will include presentations from members of the Population and Climate Change Alliance PCCA an alliance which brings together organizations operating at international national and local levels on the links between population dynamics sexual and reproductive health and rights and sustainable development issues Experiences will be shared from programmes in Ethiopia Madagascar and the

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  • Rio+20 : Women Empowering Women: From Stockholm to Rio, following footprints & continuing the legacy of women's leadership in advancing sustainable development, gender equality, and human rights from local, national, to global
    Women s Network in Politics and Governance WSSD accredited with co organized with the Philippine Government Department of Foreign Affairs and in coordination with the Women s Major Group of Rio 20 Secondary Organizers are Philippine Women s University Asian Women s Network on Gender and Development Asia Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development ECOSOC and Asian Indigenous Women s Network AIWN and APPROTECH ASIA WSSD Introduction The side event aims to trace compile and highlight the role and contribution of exceptional women leaders in the local national and global scene to empower women to gain equality with men enjoy human rights and move towards a sustainable present and future for all within the timeframe of the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment UNCHE in Stockholm Sweden in 1972 to the coming United Nations Conference on the Environment Rio 20 in June 2012 Detailed programme The side event will trace the road to Rio 20 from the Stockholm conference and highlight the achievements of women leaders to build a world which upholds human rights gender equality and sustainable development The road to Rio 20 presented challenges and opportunities that women leaders seized and dared to transform the future of their organizations communities and the world The side event will fully discuss the historical roots of present discourse on gender equality the environment and sustainable development It will show that the road to sustainable development and the green economy benefits from women s empowerment It hopes to present that any serious shift towards sustainable development requires gender equality and that gender equality is fundamental to development That at the local national and global levels women have contributed to sustainable solutions to current environmental economic and social problems that when women have equal access to resources and opportunities to

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  • Rio+20 : We Canada: A Journey for Canadian Leadership at Rio+20
    weigh in on the importance of civil society leadership In addition to highlighting policy possibilities the event will be an opportunity to share best practices for cross country public engagement and coalition building Detailed programme Lead Organizers The Canadian Earth Summit Coalition an independent and informal network of non governmental organizations not for profit research and advocacy groups academic institutions activists and individuals has been the focal point for Canadian civil society leadership in the lead up to Rio 20 The Coalition first conceived in autumn 2010 now comprises over 30 partner organizations and is entirely led by volunteers across the country A major thrust of the Coalition is to promote sustainable development policy priorities and encourage Canadian leadership at Rio 20 and beyond The Canadian Earth Summit Coalition created the We Canada initiative to generate these sustainable development policy proposals and lead a public engagement campaign in an attempt to capture the dynamic and diverse voice of civil society Purpose of the Side Event The proposed side event will provide an opportunity for the Coalition to share highlights and lessons learned from the ambitious and successful We Canada initiative Leading by example the side event will encourage delegates in attendance to stand up for the Future We Want during negotiations at Rio 20 and beyond The side event will be organized into four strategic and thematic sections 1 Launch and introductory discussion of the report on cross Canada public consultations The We Canada initiative led a nation wide discussion on sustainable development on its cross Canada tour from January to March 2012 followed by local community led Earth Summit Dialogues By the end of March 2012 We Canada has already reached over 7 000 Canadians By providing highlights from the report on the cross country public consultations We Canada draws attention to the values and priorities for Canadians on sustainable development issues 2 Short Rio cut preview of the We Canada documentary A 3 minute preview of the documentary about the We Canada journey will be screened to provide visible experiential documentation of the cross Canada tour public dialogues policy development and other events of the initiative throughout 2012 3 Keynote address from We Canada Champion Severn Cullis Suzuki Severn will trace back her journey since she addressed the plenary of the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro She will talk about how the world has changed since then and will explore the new challenges we face She will also talk about the role of civil society in democracy and sustainable development and the opportunities we have to live fairly within the ecological carrying capacity of the planet 4 Multi purpose panel discussion 4 a Tour highlights public engagement and education opportunities for sustainable development The cross Canada tour ran from January to March 2012 stopping in 16 cities in 9 Canadian provinces and one northern Territory This panellist will share best practices for cross country public consultation on a limited budget combining the

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  • Rio+20 : Creating a More Effective System of Environmental and Sustainable Development Governance
    Preparatory Committees Intersessionals Informal Consultations Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer Association of World Citizens 15 30 17 00 Date 17 Jun 2012 Room T 10 Creating a More Effective System of Environmental and Sustainable Development Governance Organizing partners Primary sponsors Association of World Citizens World Alliance to Transform the UN Co sponsors Planetafilia Communications Coordination Committee for the UN CCCUN Global Ecovillage Network Commons Action for the UN Introduction This session will focus on the need to strengthen and democratize the institutional framework for an emerging global system of sustainable development governance and an international rule of law We will address the need to uplevel UNEP into an implementing and regulating agency and to transform the UN Commission on Sustainable Development CSD into a Council with binding and enforceable coordinating powers Detailed programme This session will focus on the need to strengthen and democratize the institutional framework for an emerging global system of sustainable development governance and an international rule of law We will address the need to uplevel UNEP into an implementing and regulating agency and to transform the UN Commission on Sustainable Development CSD into a Council with binding and enforceable coordinating powers Recognizing that our basic human rights cannot be fulfilled without addressing such emerging issues as access to clean water and sanitation energy food and a healthy sustainable environment etc we will suggest that the various covenants and protocols on human rights must be universal in nature and binding and enforceable on all The Rio Conventions need to be fully implemented and the Multi national environmental agreements enforced Similarly the UN must be strengthened and democratized so as to be able to provide the International and Social Order that is guaranteed to us all through the Universal Declaration of

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