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  • Rio+20 : The Economics of Low Carbon Cities
    v1 pdf Agenda The Economics of Low Carbon Cities Organizing partners The Centre for Low Carbon Futures the University of Leeds The Stockholm Environment Institute York Introduction Cities currently spend around 10 of their GDP on their annual energy bill How can this be reduced whilst also enhancing competitiveness and creating employment What are the most cost and carbon effective options What is the business case for major investments and how much would they cut the carbon emissions of cities Detailed programme What is the most effective and efficient way to decarbonise a city There are hundreds of low carbon options available and although they present a significant opportunity to reduce energy bills and carbon footprints there is often a lack of reliable information on their performance The higher levels of risk and uncertainty that result from this lack of reliable information can be a major barrier to action making it hard to develop a political a business or a social case for investment in low carbon options In an attempt to address this problem the cost and carbon effectiveness of a wide range of the low carbon options that could be applied at the city or city region level in households industry commerce and transport has been quantified The scope for deployment associated investment needs financial returns and carbon savings and the implications for the economy and employment were then assessed This city scale study considers how a typical city could exploit the wide range of technological and behavioural options that are readily available to reduce its energy bill and carbon footprint most effectively It considers the cost of reaching different levels of decarbonisation Evidence is presented on the economics of decarbonising the domestic commercial industrial and transport sectors as well as the city region as a whole The

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  • Rio+20 : Renewable Energy Use in Rural Isolated Communities
    2012 Room P3 6 Renewable Energy Use in Rural Isolated Communities Organizing partners Bolivia Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy Vice Ministry of Electricity and Alternative Energies Other possible partners Ministries of energy and environment of other developing countries promoting energy access and tackling climate change impacts Introduction The side event will provide an important opportunity to show case and discuss projects and programmes being implemented to promote the use of renewable energy in rural isolated communities in Bolivia and in other developing countries of the world The Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy and the Vice Ministry of Electricity and Alternative Energies are tentatively expected to participate Detailed programme DRAFT PROGRAMME Renewable Energy Use in Isolated Rural Communities in Bolivia 13 30 13 50 Lic Juan Manuel Gonzales Director Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy Bolivia Lic Edgar Terrazas Manager ENERGETICA Lic Gustavo Rodriguez Manager ENERGETICA Minimum Electricity Access Min E Access Partnership 13 50 14 10 Prof Peter Adelmann University of Applied Sciences Ulm Germany Lic Miguel Fernandez President ENERGEICA Road Map on Building a Green Economy for Sustainable Development in Carriacou and petite Martinique Grenada 14 10 14 25 H E Mr George Prime Minister of Carriacou and Petite Martinique

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  • Rio+20 : Sustainable Agriculture and Food; First for Sustainable Development
    Sustainable Agriculture and Food First for Sustainable Development Organizing partners Beyond Copenhagen CECOEDECON PAIRVI in collaboration with GEAG Lead organizer CECOEDECON Introduction Last decades have seen agriculture being transformed into an industrial activity which has created hegemony of corporate interests and benefitted big business starving countries and communities and creating unrest The panel discussion will talk sustainable agriculture and right to food should be the first charge on sustainable development Detailed programme Topic Sustainable Agriculture and Food First for Sustainable Development Short description Last decades have seen agriculture being transformed into an industrial activity which has created hegemony of corporate interests and benefitted big business starving countries and communities and creating unrest The panel discussion will talk sustainable agriculture and right to food should be the first charge on sustainable development Thematic Focus Agriculture Food and Sustainable Development Speakers Presenters Facilitators Mr Ajay K Jha Secretary PAIRVI has been engaging with sustainable development and climate change climate justice issues and their interaction with communities policies and governance Mr Jha has been a regular contributor on part of the Indian civil society at all major global events ranging from Human Rights related issues to climate change negotiations This is but a

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  • Rio+20 : Energy for all; Equity as fundamental goal
    Justice in collaboration with PAIRVI Associates CECOEDECON and Beyond Copenhagen Introduction The political economy of energy aided by international finance trade and aid has been the principal reasons for unsustainable development The panel will discuss how equity in energy is of paramount importance for the cherished goal of energy for all and for sustainable development The panel will argue that equity in access to energy at international and sub national levels through fundamental changes in the patterns of production and consumption should be the first goal for sustainable development Detailed programme Proposed Event Submitted by Ambedkar Education Society All India Foundation of Human Rights and Social Justice in collaboration with Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society CECOEDECON Public Advocacy Initiatives for Rights and Values in India PAIRVI and Beyond Copenhagen Topic Energy for all Equity as fundamental goal Short Description The political economy of energy aided by international finance trade and aid has been the principal reasons for unsustainable development The panel will discuss how equity in energy is of paramount importance for the cherished goal of energy for all and for sustainable development The panel will argue that equity in access to energy at international and sub national levels through fundamental changes in the patterns of production and consumption should be the first goal for sustainable development Thematic focus Energy and sustainable development Speakers Presenters Facilitators Mr Ajay K Jha Secretary PAIRVI has been engaging with sustainable development and climate change climate justice issues and their interaction with communities policies and governance Mr Jha has been a regular contributor on part of the Indian civil society at all major global events ranging from Human Rights related issues to climate change negotiations This is but a brief introduction to his work and contribution Mr Sharad Joshi Secretary CECOEDECON

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  • Rio+20 : Gender, Water and Preparing for Climate Change: Implications for Food, Health and Human Rights
    Side event is taking place outside RioCentro in the Barra Arena Gender Water and Preparing for Climate Change Implications for Food Health and Human Rights Organizing partners The international Women s Anthropology Conference The Second Chance Foundation Planning Alternatives for Change Introduction This panel aims to bring together information stemming from analyses of grass roots field experience and global processes in order to better understand the effects of climate change on women s livelihoods and the potential policy and programmatic approaches that may be taken to deal with them Framed in a human rights perspective major issues will include the impact of recent changes on the right to food water seeds and land Detailed programme Detailed Programme This panel looks at cases from diverse ecosystems around the world examining the effects of increased climate variability It examines the intersection of changes in micro environments with their diverse cultures and global developments as they impact conditions shaping women s lives The crises that women face as a result of water scarcity and water contamination as well as some of the approaches that have been used to deal with these problems will be examined through specific field examples from several countries in Asia and Africa Human rights to food water seeds and land are central to the discussion which will include controversies over water privatization vs communal control new methods for increasing yields using less water and water borne diseases to which women and children are especially prone as a result of the changed water environment The lessons learned from specific situations will be drawn for policy formulation and program development around climate change issues The format will be interactive with presentations and discussion with the audience Intended Audience The intended audience includes civil society and government representatives Panelists Panelists will speak

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  • Rio+20 : Role of EESD in Transition to a Green Economy - from Tbilisi to Rio+20
    for green economies and societies The side event will be a multi stakeholder forum involving international organizations government and major group representatives as well as NGOs and private sector that will be held between 13th 18th June and discuss current and future perspective of education for sustainable development and greener societies Detailed programme The side event will strive to promote profile of environmental education for sustainable development EESD and its role in transition to green economies and elaborate on the ideas how it can be further employed to promote new challenges to a greener world The side event will a take stock of about 4 decades of the developments in EESD b elaborate on the existing challenges as well as success stories in this regard c discuss and plan for future efforts in strengthening international efforts towards increasing global EESD profile and results The event will be organized by Georgia in partnership with UNESCO and supported by UNEP The key speakers to the side event will be Ministry of Environment Protection Georgia Giorgi Zedginidze Deputy Minister UNESCO Alexander Leicht chief of Education for Sustainable Development section UNEP Jun Dusik Acting Director UNEP Amina Mohamed Deputy Executive Director to be confirmed The side event will be a multi stakeholder forum involving international organizations government and major group representatives as well as NGOs and private sector that will be held between 13th 18th June and discuss current and future perspective of education for sustainable development and greener societies To address the challenges to sustainability and development such as Food insecurity climate change and biodiversity loss the global community has undertaken a number of very important steps towards engaging education in its efforts for a healthier ecological economic and social environment the time span emerging from Tbilisi Declaration of 1977 and covering Decade

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  • Rio+20 : Peasants Reclaiming our Future with Food Sovereignty and Agroecology
    sustainability Calendar Map Registration By Category Preparatory Committees Intersessionals Informal Consultations Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer LA VIA CAMPESINA International Peasant Movement 15 30 17 00 Date 18 Jun 2012 Room T 2 Peasants Reclaiming our Future with Food Sovereignty and Agroecology Organizing partners Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra Brazil Unión de Trabajadores Agrícolas Fronterizos Mexico USA Unión Nacional de Organizaciones Regionales Campesinas Autónomas Mexico National Family Farms Coalition USA National Farm Union Canada Indonesian Peasant Union Indonesia União Nacional de Camponeses Mozambique Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo Nicaragua Euskal Herriko Nekazarien Elkartasuna Basque Country Consejo Coordinador de Organizaciones Campesinas de Honduras Honduras Coordination Nationale des Organisations Paysannes du Mali Mali La Confédération Paysanne France Bhartiya Kisan Union India Introduction In the discussions leading up to Rio 20 there has been little debate on what is a sustainable development path which can address our contemporary issues as defined under Agenda 21 Detailed programme The main area of focus will be agriculture and the rural sector The themes to be exposed and presented will be Peasant rights as central to sustainable development Food Sovereignty as a framework for addressing poverty food and climate crisis

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  • Rio+20 : Indigenous peoples: food security, climate changes and sustainability
    Arena Please note that this Side event is taking place outside RioCentro in the Barra Arena Documents 179Indigenous peoples png Presenters Videos Indigenous peoples food security climate changes and sustainability Organizing partners State University of Campinas Unicamp and Intertribal Committee Indigenous Memory and Technology ITC Introduction Climate changes affecting our planet require an insight into the development and sustainability The proposal has the support of researchers at the University and also with the indigenous leaders of the Intertribal Committee through a round table debate issues related to Climate Change Food Security and Insecurity and the Carbon Market enabling and opening the dialogue between research University the knowledge of the Indians and the Society Detailed programme The contribution of this meeting is the possibility of establishing a dialogue and encourage reflection on the most important issues of sustainability There is a growing worldwide effort implemented by plots of governments business sector universities and environmental movements and pro sustainability in the sense that conditions are created and effective operational practices to fulfill their productive role but without neglecting her social and environmental responsibility Biodiversity is the reforestation is avoided deforestation and the local population represented by the family unit may act directly

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