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  • Rio+20 : Achieving SCP After Rio: Research, Practice & Capacity-building
    of Industry Network Consumers International SERI Germany Asian Institute of Technology One Earth Institute Canada PERL Switch Asia Tellus Institute USA Integrative Strategies Forum International Coalition for Sustainable Production and Consumption Nordic Council Brazilian Ministry of Environment Introduction Given that sustainable consumption and production is as the World Summit on Sustainable Development highlighted one of the overarching objectives of sustainable development what progress can we expect towards this objective in the next decade following the Rio 20 conference What plans are in place or proposed for research knowledge exchange practice capacity building and collaboration among educators policymakers journalists business and public interest organizations This event will include presentations and interactive discussions on plans for the 10YFP SCP as a Sustainable Development Goal ideas for a Global SCP Pact and other steps forward Members of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production Consumption policy makers and practitioners will consider practical strategies for future collaboration and steps to achieve the scp objective Detailed programme Given that sustainable consumption and production is as the World Summit on Sustainable Development highlighted one of the overarching objectives of sustainable development what progress can we expect towards this objective in the next decade following the Rio 20 conference Several ideas are on the table and in negotiation Our event will discuss some of the plans in place or proposed for research knowledge exchange practice capacity building and collaboration among educators policymakers journalists business and public interest organizations This event will include presentations and interactive discussions on plans for the 10YFP how the ideas agreed at CSD19 might be implemented in the coming years Some have proposed SCP as a Sustainable Development Goal This requires agreement on key indicators for monitoring and evaluation as well as operational definitions for policy programs and practices What resources are currently

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  • Rio+20 : Youth SRHR in the Context of Sustainable Development
    to the family planning resources they need When women have power over if when and how many children to have communities are better equipped to adapt sustainably access education and health and manage community resources Yet in some regions young women ages 15 19 are twice as likely to lack access to the contraception they want and need as women over twenty Collectively we as young people have a critical role to play in the shaping policies and programs surrounding young people s sexual and reproductive health and rights and a just and sustainable world Detailed programme Why this side event In 1994 the International Conference on Population and Development ICPD also known as the Cairo Consensus declared a new era of population by 2015 where Member States demonstrated a shift from the previous focus on achieving demographic targets to placing the individual needs and rights of men especially women as the single most important factor for governments in determining population and development policies and strategies now in 2012 the Rio 20 Summit allows an opportunity for young people s SRHR to be at the fore fronts as they are the half of the world s population and largest young generation in human history Expected Outcome It is expected that the event will engage participants of the Rio 20 Summit in a dialogue focused on young people s sexual and reproductive health and rights SRHR as a priority in the Rio 20 Summit discussions and post 2015 development agenda Objectives 1 Taking a rights based perspective to SRHR in the dialogue surrounding sustainable development 2 Putting particularly emphasis on young women and girls looking at what sustainable development means to young women and girls highlighting the gender based inequalities that they face in relation to the 7 critical issues and

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  • Rio+20 : A Place for Climate Vulnerability in the Rio Agenda
    new global goals on sustainable development would be nearing their own deadlines greater degrees of climate change would have a correspondingly more comprehensive detrimental effect on poverty reduction and environmental protection efforts Reducing vulnerability to climate change therefore constitutes a factor of growing significance in achieving global progress on sustainable development and should be seen as a central to the Rio 20 agenda A panel of high level representatives and partners active in the Climate Vulnerable Forum will debate the place of climate vulnerability in the Rio Agenda Forum partner DARA will also report on progress towards the 2012 Climate Vulnerability Monitor and share some preliminary results Detailed programme DARA an independent international organization based in Madrid Spain committed to improving the quality and effectiveness of aid for vulnerable populations suffering from conflict disasters and climate change intends to present the findings of the Climate Vulnerability Monitor 2012 at Rio 20 side event The 2012 Monitor aims to provide a global budget analysis covering the full spectrum of the main human and economic costs of not tackling climate change through effective adaptation and mitigation actions There is often a direct correlation between the effects of climate change on a country and the country s economic development Those worst affected by the damaging impacts of climate change today lack the resources necessary to adjust to such a range of newly emerged and serious effects It is in this respect why international cooperation is essential The Monitor has two principle objectives which ultimately contribute to the outcome of NCSD Rio 20 The first is to provide accurate policy orientated knowledge This will be achieved by providing different scales of information useful and appropriate to policy makers and decision makers engaging on climate change at different levels international national and at a programme

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  • Rio+20 : Launch of a Higher Education Sustainability Initiative for Rio+20
    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 United Nations Department of Public Information DPI 13 30 15 00 Date 19 Jun 2012 Room P3 6 Documents HEI File pdf Agenda Launch of a Higher Education Sustainability Initiative for Rio 20 Organizing partners UN Global Compact and UN PRME on behalf of UNESCO UNEP UN University Introduction During this side event leaders of the international academic community will come together to announce a new Higher Education Sustainability Initiative for Rio 20 to be facilitated by an umbrella of United Nations partner organizations Detailed programme Since Higher Education Institutions educate and train decision makers they play a key role in building more sustainable societies and creating new paradigms As educational institutions they have the mission to promote development through both research and teaching disseminating new knowledge and insight to their students and building their capabilities Given the objectives of Rio 20 Higher Education Institutions have a special responsibility to provide leadership on education for sustainable development Education for sustainable development aims at enabling

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  • Rio+20 : AGRICULTURE & SUSTAINABLE SOCIEITIES: Food Security, Land & Solidarity
    Service Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité Introduction The event will foster a dialogue on promoting human centered sustainability strategies for the promotion of food security stewardship of natural resources land and the need for global solidarity to address these concerns Detailed programme Life in many poor countries is still extremely insecure as a consequence of food shortages and the situation could become worse hunger still reaps enormous numbers of victims among those who like Lazarus are not permitted to take their place at the rich man s table contrary to the hopes expressed by Paul VI Feed the hungry cf Mt 25 35 37 42 is an ethical imperative for the universal Church as she responds to the teachings of her Founder the Lord Jesus concerning solidarity and the sharing of goods Moreover the elimination of world hunger has also in the global era become a requirement for safeguarding the peace and stability of the planet Hunger is not so much dependent on lack of material things as on shortage of social resources the most important of which are institutional What is missing in other words is a network of economic institutions capable of guaranteeing regular access to sufficient food and water for nutritional needs and also capable of addressing the primary needs and necessities ensuing from genuine food crises whether due to natural causes or political irresponsibility nationally and internationally Pope Benedict XVI Caritas in Veritate 27 The event seeks to provide ethical practical and tangible solutions for promoting integral human development as promoted by Pope Benedict XVI in his Encyclical Caritas in Veritate Through a thematic discussion of food security and sustainable agriculture practices by organizations inspired by their faith which have a long history of working and living with communities most impacted by the

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  • Rio+20 : Climate Change and Sustainable Development
    Grenada 13 30 15 00 Date 19 Jun 2012 Room P3 A Climate Change and Sustainable Development Organizing partners Grenada Ministry of Environment Foreign Trade and Export Development Grenada Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Other organizing partners Guatemala Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Bolivia Vice Ministry of Electricity and Alternative Energies Introduction This side event is being organized by Grenada in cooperation with Guatemala and Bolivia It will show case environmental projects and programmes being developed in these three countries that tackle impacts from climate change especially in relation to water supply food security and energy preparedness It also includes a micro pilot project that demonstrates the policies strategies and actions that can be taken to green the economy of small island communities to induce poverty eradication and sustainable development It also reflects the importance these countries give to the potential use of renewable energy resources and technologies The event represents an opportunity for seeking potential financial support and for promoting South South and North South cooperation and will highlight commitments being made for implementing sustainable development goals The Minister of Environment Foreign Trade and Export Development and the Minister of Carriacou and Petite Martinique of Grenada are expected to participate Detailed programme DRAFT PROGRAMME Road Map on Building a Green Economy for Sustainable Development in Carriacou and petite Martinique Grenada 13 30 13 50 H E Mr George Prime Minister of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs Grenada Dr Ivan Vera Senior Sustainable Development Officer UN Energy Secretary UN DESA Prof Daniel Kammen University of California Climate Change Impact Priorities and Adaptation Actions in Grenada 13 50 14 10 Mr Javan Williams Permanent Secretary Ministry of Works Physical Development and Public Utilities Grenada Dr Ivan Vera Senior Sustainable Development Officer UN Energy Secretary UN DESA Integrating climate change

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  • Rio+20 : RSA Renewables Initiative - Unlocking RSA's Green Growth Potential
    Consultations Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer South Africa 13 30 15 00 Date 19 Jun 2012 Room P3 B RSA Renewables Initiative Unlocking RSA s Green Growth Potential Organizing partners Department of Energy DoE United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO Eskom and United Nations Development Programme UNDP Introduction The South African Renewables Initiative SARi was launched on the 7 December 2011 in Durban during UNFCCC COP17 in a bid to scale up and secure long term funding to enable the growth of the renewable energy industry in South Africa The project was launched by the South African Ministers of Energy and Trade and Industry The initiative is an International Partnership by the Government of the Republic of South Africa together with the Governments of Denmark Germany Norway and the UK and the European Investment Bank The Declaration of Intent was signed at Durban in December 2011 The SARi aims to mobilize domestic and international funding and sector expertise to support South Africa in implementing its ambitious plans for the scale up of renewable energy Detailed programme In support of the UN Secretary General s Sustainable Energy Access for All initiative South Africa together with United Nations Industrial Development Organization UNIDO and the Global Environment Facility GEF showcased how the country is intending to address issues of climate change at COP 17 whilst ensuring that it provides sustainable development and reducing poverty in rural communities To this effect South Africa demonstrated the role of renewable energy in improving health services delivery and simultaneously reduce the ecological footprint of COP17 by installing nineteen clinics in the iLembe district municipality in KwaZulu Natal province on the 8 December by President Jacob Zuma In addition solar water heaters and energy efficient lights were installed at two primary

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  • Rio+20 : Green development - perspective from Vietnam and Bangladesh
    agency for National Sustainable Development Council NSDC Focal point for MDGs and VDGs Comprehensive Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy CPRGS Detailed programme GREEN GROWTH PERSPECTIVE FROM A MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRY The green growth model is pursued by many countries in the world especially in Asia Pacific region where remarkable achievements have been made to not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change impact but to improve the quality of growth change the structure of production and consumption patterns in a sustainable manner aiming to improve the quality of life As a developing country the demand for Viet Nam to exploit and use natural resources for socio economic development and poverty alleviation is an imperative However the country realizes that it can make use of resources more efficiently This will enable the country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Thus these efforts will support Viet Nam and the international community to address the major cause of climate change These challenges are key factors that require Viet Nam to have a new growth strategy This strategy will provide direction and efforts towards awareness raising formulation of proper policies and implementation of measures to drive the economic development to a green path These efforts aim to improve the competitiveness and raise Viet Nam international profile in the international arena and negotiations Economic development driven by green growth aims to build a green economy and is a new development paradigm Green growth is pursued by many countries in the world In most cases the decision to follow a green growth trajectory is not only driven by international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change impact but to improve the quality of growth change the structure of production and consumption patterns in a sustainable manner aiming to improve the quality of life Green growth is the process of restructuring of economic activities and infrastructure to obtain better results from investments in natural human and financial resources while reducing greenhouse gas emissions exploiting and using less natural resources creating less waste and reducing the social inequality Green growth promotes job and income generation for people through the investment of state and private sector expanding environment friendly industries and eco services It thereby contribute to reducing poverty improving quality of life and social justice as well as significantly reducing environmental risks and negative impacts by human activities on the environment Green growth therefore is a development pathway appropriate with the need to renovate model of growth and economic restructuring in the coming period in Vietnam It fits with the perspective and orientation set by the 11th Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam and it is elaborated with the Socio economic Development Strategy for the period 2011 to 2020 It is required to develop a sustainable economy to maintain macroeconomic stability and ensure economic security To promote economic restructuring transformation of growth model give top priority to growth quality productivity efficiency competitiveness focus on intensive development and knowledge economy Economic growth must be

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