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  • Rio+20 : Sustainable Construction
    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 17 Jun 2012 Room P3 6 Sustainable

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  • Rio+20 : Bringing Climate Finance to Grassroots Women - What does it take?
    Informal Consultations Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer Heinrich Boell Foundation 17 30 19 00 Date 17 Jun 2012 Room UN2 Barra Arena Please note that this Side event is taking place outside RioCentro in the Barra Arena Bringing Climate Finance to Grassroots Women What does it take Organizing partners Heinrich Böll Foundation North America Climate Wise Women CASA Centro de Apoio Sócio Ambiental Global Greengrants Fund AWID Association of Women s Rights in Development TBC Mama Cash Introduction Women in many countries are disproportionally affected by climate change impacts with many women in developing countries hit the worst They have different experiences knowledge and capabilities from men which are instrumental for effective action on improving climate resilience safeguarding forest stocks and reducing mitigation In many cases grassroots women in developing countries have taken action with community based action providing leadership initiative and innovation However existing public financing instruments for climate change action very insufficiently are taking gender differentiated impacts and contributions into account in allocating funding for projects and programs in developing countries to deal with climate change Even where dedicated climate financing and climate related development financing instrument display some gender awareness fund structures such as allocation frameworks or financial instruments used very rarely ensure that grassroots women those at the forefront of the fight against climate change are direct beneficiaries of dedicated public funding Detailed programme This workshop session is looking at the obstacles in the current climate finance architecture of existing funding instruments that prevents a wider and better support of concrete climate actions by grassroots women in developing countries both ongoing and future ones What steps are necessary political operational financial and social to overcome these hurdles What role do providers of public climate finance have to play in

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  • Rio+20 : FINANCING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
    finance including finance for sustainable development is very complex Developed countries are finding it increasingly difficult to fulfill their commitments as regards the means of implementation e g to provide 0 7 of their gross national product GNP to Official Development Assistance as reaffirmed in 2002 at the International Conference on financing for development in Monterey Mexico Today the global economic crisis and other challenges are leading developed countries to focus on domestic issues with resources for international cooperation seeming to be getting smaller 1 2 In addition there is an apparent divide between the managers of money international finance institutions development banks donors etc and facilitators of development e g NGOs CSOs It is not unusual that institutions that can access global financial resources are sometimes constrained by their inability to effectively operate at the level where sustainable development initiatives can most meaningfully be undertaken and those who are able to operate at that level are either unable to raise the resources they need or are denied access to those who have such resources The implication of this is that it is essential to also recognize that questions relating to financing for sustainable development cannot be effectively answered without taking into consideration the institutions through which such financing may be channeled Thematic Focus The overall thematic focus of this side event is to establish a forum for dialogue on the opportunities and challenges related to long term finance for sustainable development in Africa with a particular focus on innovative sources of financing The specific objectives include to i discuss Africa s long term development finance strategy ii enhance knowledge on alternative sources of finance for sustainable development and iii increase support for Africa s development priorities in the context of existing and future financing mechanisms such as the Global Environment Facility Green Climate Fund and the Africa Green Fund domestic resource mobilization Speakers The event will be moderated by Senior News Anchor who will provide a general overview of the reasons prompting the discussions He will introduce the panelists and explain their positions and why their experience is pertinent for this discussion The following panelists will be invited i International renowned expert from the UK ii Prime Minister and Heads of States from AfDB Regional Member Countries iii President of the African Development Bank iv Co Chair of the TC Green Climate Fund v Chairperson of the African Union Commission AUC vi Executive Secretary of UNECA vii Representative of Mo Ibrahim Foundation and viii Representative of Gordon Institute of Business Science South Africa The panellists will address key question that may include i What are the major impediments in Africa to date in mobilizing and accessing additional financial resources for sustainable development And how can the emerging non traditional donors be engaged effectively ii What role for national institutions ministries of finance to improve the effectiveness of aid iii What role for traditional and untraditional donors iv The roles of the DFIs such as the AfDB in financing sustainable

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  • Rio+20 : Another work is possible: a trade union contribution to Sustainable Development
    Category Preparatory Committees Intersessionals Informal Consultations Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer International Trade Union Confederation ITUC on behalf of the Workers and Trade Union Major Group 17 30 19 00 Date 17 Jun 2012 Room T 2 Another work is possible a trade union contribution to Sustainable Development Organizing partners Sustainlabour Workers and Trade Unions Major Group Introduction A sustainable future requires major transformation in our current economic model In a context of rising inequalities unemployment precarious work and irreversible environmental degradation the labour movement is mobilised to promote an alternative model where people and the planet are at the centre and where a Just Transition is designed to accompany us all in the process of achieving it Hear inspiring examples and share ideas about what trade unions and workers are doing to create more sustainable communities and how workers contribute to sustainable development Detailed programme A sustainable future requires major transformation in our current economic model In a context of rising inequalities unemployment precarious work and irreversible environmental degradation the labour movement is mobilised to promote an alternative model where people and the planet are at the centre and where a Just

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  • Rio+20 : ICTs, the foundation of our sustainable future
    ICTs play a critical role to promote the integration of the three pillars of sustainable development ICTs are the most inclusive infrastructure on the planet with 90 of the world population connected to mobile services and over one third connected to the Internet ICTs are a truly unique platform for progress that creates wealth optimize the use of natural resources enables a low carbon economy and give equitable access to basic public services such as health care and education ICTs play a pivotal role in monitoring predicting and detecting natural disasters Using these technologies to mitigate disasters contributes to saving human life protecting infrastructure and supporting economic activity leading to sustainable development The side event ICTs the foundation of our sustainable future will look at specific ICT applications and services that have the capacity to contribute to the transition towards a green economy and to poverty alleviation Detailed programme The side event ICTs the foundation of our sustainable future will look at specific ICT applications and services that can assist in the transition towards a green economy focusing on the key role that policies regulations and international standards play to allow for the uptake of ICT applications ICTs are an economic catalyst creating efficiency equity and growth Case study examples will demonstrate how investments in ICTs can provide exponential benefit to all social economic and environmental sustainability efforts The event will be an opportunity to learn about different ICT related successful experiences It will include presentation and discussion on Country led initiatives to promote access to public services through the use of ICTs Guidelines and standards on the use of ICTs for the reduction of energy consumption and GHG emissions for environmental protection and mitigating climate change Projects to accelerate the achievement of the MDGs Iindustry led innovative green applications

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  • Rio+20 : Harnessing globalization for the green economy
    and Management CGEE Introduction Efforts to advance the green economy face tremendous challenges They have to receive the sustained support from citizen and hence work within national economic systems to meet specific constraints and needs They also have to be coordinated at global level to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts and increase the net benefits to turn green for any country Budding initiatives for greening the economy demonstrate that every green economy will be unique They also suggest that their public policy content and the specific policy and measures used can turn conflicting in the current context of lingering crisis in some OECD countries and exacerbated power relations induced by fast convergence across developing and developed economies How best harness globalization for the green economy is the issue at stake we intend to address in this side event Detailed programme Efforts to advance the green economy face tremendous challenges They have to receive the sustained support from citizen and hence work within national economic systems to meet specific constraints and needs They also have to be coordinated at global level to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts and increase the net benefits to turn green for any country Budding initiatives for greening the economy demonstrate that every green economy will be unique and that there is no one size fits all solution to the myriad contexts and realities that will emerge They also suggest that their public policy content and the specific policy and measures used can turn conflicting in the current context of lingering crisis in some OECD countries and exacerbated power relations induced by fast convergence across developing and developed economies Globalization and the green economy relationships need to be governed to propel green economy in a positive sum

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  • Rio+20 : South-South Cooperation and Lessons Learned from Payment for Environment
    Republic of Congo 2010 2011 with support from different institutions such as Idesam World Bank CIFOR IIED and many others This event thus will present and discuss different initiatives on PES Reducing GHG Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation REDD and innovative institutional frameworks in Brazil and other forested countries aiming at extracting lessons learned and identifying opportunities and bottlenecks analysis and experience exchange considering South South cooperation initiatives Detailed programme Reducing deforestation and forest degradation became a question not only related to climate issues but also to poverty alleviation and development According to IPCC the conversion of native forests mainly on the tropics is responsible for 17 18 of global greenhouse gases emission The world forest dependent population under the poverty line reached recently over a billion people The ongoing negotiations on REDD foresees a way to encourage forest conservation and could bring benefits to developing countries that have forest cover However the allocation of those benefits between countries and between different stakeholders within countries depends on the rules of REDD projects at international national and subnational levels and will better define the guidelines for PES programs and initiatives New institutional frameworks with strong governance and transparency are needed in order to link forest dwellers governments private sector and donors to action oriented programs FAS and invited institutions will showcase its innovative framework through its partnerships with governments private sector and civil society In accordance to these thematic this event will be an excellent opportunity to present some of the most relevant experiences that have being held in terms of South South Cooperation on REDD and PES especially experiences and technology exchanges between Latin America and Africa Agenda 17 30 17 35 Welcome Remarks Mariano Cenamo Senior Researcher Idesam 17 35 18 00 João Tezza Chief Technical Officer FAS

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  • Rio+20 : Green Economy: an outlook from Central America and the Caribbean
    ownership of the Green Economy be increased What is needed to avoid the indebtness of the states to nature and to its populations Detailed programme The side event will be organized by the Lutheran World Federation Department for World Service Central America Program LWF DWS CA in cooperation with the ACT Alliance The programme is one of 22 country programs of LWF DWS DWS works in 32 countries through 2 Regional programs 16 Country Programs 10 Associate Programs and 3 Regional Emergency Hubs which works together with local national regional and international partners with a view to alleviate suffering fight injustice and poverty and promote a dignified life for all LWF is a founding member of ACT Alliance which is a global alliance of 125 churches and chuch related agencies dedicated to development advocacy and humanitarian work Rio 20 shall be a success if it establishes time bound regulations for the private sector to uphold standards of human rights social and ecological justice and a life in dignity for all through accountable and solid commitments which demonstrate a credible path forward The trend this last decade has been the rapid accumulation of wealth into the hands of the few especially in Latin America This has been backed up by development strategies and economic growth paths of the countries concerned with a strong influence on the international community Concurrently we witness multiple crises related to climate water fuel biological diversity food and the financial system including the depletion and degradation of nature and ecosystems Transition into Green Economy according to UNEP will reorient the global economy towards green investments by offering marked based incentives For Central America however Green Economy so far has meant a new investment niche for national and foreign companies permitting them to focus on excessive extraction It

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