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  • Rio+20 : 10 years of Essential Services Charter: review, case studies, outlook
    the improvement of access to all services Detailed programme The Charter of essential services presented in 2002 was based on three pillars recognition of rights for all to access to essential services the political impact would have boost consequences A guide for governance of essential services offering directions on the responsibilities of each actor to organize and deliver these services A call for a local integration of the rights and the guide to facilitate the implementation of services in an adapted way to each country and context Strong commitment of many partners including UN Habitat the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs MAEE Veolia Environment and IGD has led to significant progresses over the past ten years Indeed an important reflection was led by UN Habitat and succeed to the adoption of on one side the International Guidelines on decentralization and strengthening of local authorities in 2007 and on the other side the Guidelines on access to basic services for all LDI in 2009 These two sets of LDI were merged and have since been implemented with support from international donors and technical service providers Alioune Badiane Director of Regional and technical cooperation within UN Habitat will be the moderator of this side event and will make recommendations at the end A theoretical presentation of the LDI and the process of implementation will be made by a representant name to be confirmed of the Directorate General of Global affairs Development and Partnerships at MAEE Then four speeches will focus on the presentation of operational solutions making effective LDI s recommendations 1 Joachim Hunlede Secretary General of the Union of Municipalities of Togo will present the procedure quadrilogue as a tool for multi stakeholder consultation leading on one hand to a reform of legal and operational framework for the provision

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  • Rio+20 : Demonstration of Save One Megawatt Power a Day
    actions ac bulletin board bd hero profile hr shweta started a campaign for the frugal use of electricity Today she has the support of over 10 000 students to save 100 Watt hour of electricity a day And the campaign is spreading UNEP made Shweta Hero of the month for her successful campaign She or her companions would present a demonstration of the campaign as a side event Detailed programme This is the title of the article written by scientist C Hariharan in the magazine Down to Earth Sept2010 He argues through the write up that there are more urgent things to be done other than planting trees to save the earth He states that given a choice to plant a tree or to put off a bulb he would choose the latter Saving 700 units of electricity is as good as planting a fully grown 50 year old tree Bihar in India needs to produce 80 more power by 2020 It is in this context Tarumitra has been organizing a sustained campaign on the sane use of electricity United Nations elected Shweta Marandi a Class 8 student of Mount Carmel Patna as the Hero of the Month in 2009 and since then her pic has been on the U N website Though Shweta has written her final Board exam this year she is following up her battle with prophetic zeal Shweta says that if 10 000 students save 100 watts of electricity in fact they are producing one Megawatt Scientifically called Negawatt of power or planting over 5000 fully grown trees Shweta s team consisting of four students from Zamorano University and Adrian from Zambia toured 40 schools last six months and talked to over 8000 students on the need to save electricity The daily Hindustan Patna came forward

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  • Rio+20 : Certified Green - The Role and Impacts of Certification in the Green Economy
    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 Equiterre 19 30 21 00 Date 17 Jun 2012 Room T 8 Certified Green The Role and Impacts of Certification in the Green Economy Organizing partners This event is being organized from Équiterre and IISD International Institute for Sustainable Development in partnership with the Government of Québec the Swiss Government and the Committee on Sustainability Assessment COSA Introduction Every year consumers spend billions of dollars on products with environmental and social certifications What impact do these labels have The Committee on Sustainability Assessment COSA will unveil the results of six years of research on sustainability initiatives The presentation will be followed by an expert panel discussion on how innovative policy makers foundations and private companies are using certification and other approaches to create a green economy The panel discussion will be held in English only Detailed programme Detailed programme 1 Welcome Sidney Ribaux Executive Director of Equiterre Pierre Arcand Minister of Sustainable Development Environment and Parks Quebec 2 Introduction Leveraging certification for a green economy strategies from the public sector Hans Peter Egler Head Trade

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  • Rio+20 : Empowering Rural Women
    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 World Farmers Organisation 19 30 21 00 Date 17 Jun 2012 Room T 11 Empowering Rural Women Organizing partners World Farmers Organisation lead and co organizing partner Farmers Major Group FAO Canada IFAD AWARD International Chamber of Commerce Introduction Why do rural women lag behind on the Millennium Development Goals How can these challenges be addressed Discuss the concrete actions that are working in the field and help identify the gaps that are needed to secure a better future for rural women Detailed programme Speakers will outline the scope and gaps in access that are impacting rural women including the recent work by FAO to assess the current placement of rural women in achieving the Millennium Development Goals Discussants will then illuminate concrete actions that are helping rural women Chair Ann Tutwiler Deputy Director General of Knowledge FAO Planned speakers H E Guillermo Rishchynski Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN tbc Minister Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury State Minister

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  • Rio+20 : GREEN ECONOMY
    e Estudos Estrategicos Brazil CGEE 19 30 21 00 Date 17 Jun 2012 Room T 10 GREEN ECONOMY Organizing partners Growth Analysis Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis Sweden IDDRI Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations France IASS Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e V Germany ECLAC United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean UFRJ Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Introduction The debate on the Green Economy leads to an objective discussion of relevant aspects of present development pathways The thinking on this concept aims to look at its relevance as an instrument to the transition of socio technical systems and the transformation of consumption and production patterns This should provide at the same time environment protection and ecosystem services valuation inequalities reduction and social inclusion together with the redesign and stimulation of the international economy in a context of structural crisis Detailed programme The competition among countries companies social groups and individuals a principle that has lead the practices of wealth creation and possession over the last decades must be moderated by the notion of collective responsibility in order to achieve suitable levels of welfare for everyone and social being consistent with sustainability The new international economic order must promote a new development cycle providing a reduction in global trade disparities the control of financial flows and the access to knowledge The green economy while a new approach may offer the opportunity to deploy a new way of using land and its natural and human heritage which is a huge potential for sustainable development The proposed side event on Green Economy intends to present the results and analysis of a survey being performed by CGEE in partnership with Swedish Agency for Growth Policy Analysis Growth Analysis and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations

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  • Rio+20 : ISO International Standards and Green Economy
    organizations ISO work is carried out through more than 3 300 technical bodies Some 100 000 experts from all parts of the world participate in the ISO work which to date has resulted in the publication of more than 19 000 international standards on an average of 100 per month covering a broad spectrum of issues technologies and sectors providing solutions in all three dimensions of sustainable development environmental economic and societal ABNT is the ISO member in Brazil The Brazilian Association of Technical Standards ABNT was created in 1940 as a private non profit organization engaged in the preparation of national standards In 1962 Federal Law 4150 granted ABNT the status of Public Utility Organization By a Governmental Resolution of 1992 ABNT was declared the only National Forum for Standardization being responsible for the management of the Brazilian standardization process It is a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization ISO and since 1940 has been a member of the International Electrotechnical Commission IEC ABNT is also a founding member of the Pan American Standards Commission COPANT and of the Mercosul Association for Standardization AMN Introduction Objective of the side event to promote wide dialogue about the importance of the ISO international standards as a contribution to the green economy in the sustainable development context This side event will provide the attendance with examples on how an international consensus based multi stakeholder standards setting system can achieve global agreement on the pragmatic implementation of green economy issues at the organizational level As a concrete example ISO has developed an international standard that provides guidance on Social Responsibility ISO 26000 in 2010 It involved more than 450 participating experts from 99 countries and 42 organizations in liaison These experts came from six specifically identified stakeholder categories of government industry

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  • Rio+20 : Communitarian forest management to assure Sustainable Development
    to assure Sustainable Development Videos Photos Communitarian forest management to assure Sustainable Development Organizing partners CCMSS together with its partners of the Mesoamerican People and Forest Alliance Alianza Mesoamericana de Pueblos y Bosques will support the activities for the side event The Mesoamerican People and Forest Alliance Alianza Mesoamericana de Pueblos y Bosques is composed by Congreso General Emberá Wounan Panamá Congreso General Kuna Panamá Red Indígena Bribri Cabecar RIBCA Costa Rica Nación Mayangna Nicaragua Yapti Tasba Masraka Nanih Aslatakanka YATAMA Nicaragua Miskitu Asla Takanka MASTA Honduras Federación de Productores Agroforestales de Honduras FEPROAH Honduras Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Petén ACOFOP Guatemala Alianza Nacional de Organizaciones Forestales Comunitarias de Guatemala Alianza OFC s Guatemala Red Mexicana de Organizaciones Campesinas Forestales Red MOCAF México Asociación Coordinadora Indígena y Campesina de Agroforestería Comunitaria Centroamericana ACICAFOC Consejo Civil Mexicano para la Silvicultura Sostenible CCMSS International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN Rights and Resources Initiative RRI Inter Church Organization of Development Cooperation ICCO Introduction Communitarian forest management CFM is a common practice in several countries of Latin America Sustainable communitarian forest management helps to mitigate the effects of environmental degradation and climate change and promotes rural development by the creation of more employment opportunities in the forest sector which strengthens the local economies and eradicates rural poverty Thus the communitarian forest management provides multiple ecologic economic and social benefits and can inspire other nations to learn from the experiences in Mexico and Central America to adopt similar strategies to promote sustainable development Our side event will show what is crucial for successful and sustainable communitarian forest management how it fosters local governance and how it improves local development At the same time challenges and needs will be presented to foster communitarian forest management that benefits nature and society in the local and

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  • Rio+20 : Aligned Awareness and Action for the Future We Want
    understand how to voluntarily wisely and transparently commit to realize the future we want Detailed programme Rio 20 is an opportunity to redress the breakdown of virtually every system in our interconnected world There is a collective understanding among all stakeholders including governments that the need for collective vision and action is now critical Many cite the effects of fragmented thinking as the foundation of our global problem and call for holistic solutions But it seems that finding our way back to a unified vision of the world is more challenging than we had hoped We know that creating systems and frameworks that enable long term sustainable living directly addressing poverty and wellbeing do not happen through policies alone Dialogues such as these are one of the many important avenues through which change occurs However to properly address the complex problems in our social environmental and economic infrastructures we must approach change at the fundamental level of human awareness Otherwise fragmented thinking will continue to affect our vision of the world and subsequent behavior and real transformation will elude us We believe the best descriptor with which to begin addressing this change is one that nature herself provides a holistic systemic one Nature science and religion are all useful for explaining fundamental laws that are constantly at work certain kinds of energy bear certain kinds of fruit change is inevitable and cyclic and nothing may exist thrive or survive in isolation Everything impacts upon everything else and all things are deeply interrelated This includes the nested environmental social and economic facets of our current crises and also includes the connection between thought attitude and action Most of us here would accept that the world on its current trajectory is on the path of descent Yet just as hidden within winter hibernation is the seed of spring growth when looking at the current crises of environmental breakdown and multi systemic collapse it is possible to sense an ascending energy at work This offers some hope The call of our time then is to become cognizant of these two energies of descent and ascent and to decide where we wish to align ourselves with the ascending energy of construction renewal and holism or the descending energy of piecemeal actions and fragmented thinking that will only result in continued global disintegration As an example of these two energies consider for a moment two people of different mindsets who enter a forest One may see a commodity to be cut turned into a sellable product for immediate financial gain which may even be considered good for a certain population The other may see great long term social environmental and economic value in leaving a tree standing in its rightful place The decision to cut the tree or to let it be will be determined by her or his awareness and thinking which will then move each one to decide and then to act Deciding and acting is easy But the connection between awareness thought

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