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  • Rio+20 : Voices from Europe: Build a Living Economy
    Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer Worldwatch Institute 19 30 21 00 Date 19 Jun 2012 Room T 6 Voices from Europe Build a Living Economy Organizing partners Worldwatch Institute European Environment Agency Possibly others Introduction This event explores the road towards sustainable prosperity by various means Voices from Europe will debate and present research results on green economy and policy advices for Rio 20 These voices represent businesses NGOs and intellectuals from Europe To reach a broad audience the advices from Europe will be communicated using different media including scientific presentations video art and music that will be integral to the event supporting and strengthen key policy advices Detailed programme Thematic focus Creating a new architecture for sustainable prosperity During the seminar research conducted by Worldwatch Institute within the framework of the project Build a Living Economy will be disseminated and debated This will be supported by the European Environment Agency s messages from Europe and policy advices The research highlights issues that are to be discussed at the Rio 20 Conference and proposes principles for a greening of the economy that are durable The focus of the messages from European businesses NGOs and intellectuals will highlight the cultural and societal aspects that are integral for a green economy Speakers Presentations of messages for Rio 20 European Director of Worldwatch Institute Bo Normander President of Worldwatch Institute Robert Engelman Director of European Environment Agency Jacqueline McGlade Panel Debate Speakers as listed above Executive Director of Nature Conservancy in Europe Sascha Mueller Kraenner Sustainability Manager of IKEA tbc and a representative of UNEP tbc The seminar will be accompanied by a video presentation with music and art Potential contribution to UNCSD Rio 20 A multidisciplinary approach to tackle environmental issues can be more fruitful It

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  • Rio+20 : Trends and Conflicts in the Extractives Sector: Designing Public Policy for a More Sustainable Future
    extractive industries are today presenting a monumental global challenge to balance sustainable growth with the inevitable depletion and massive use of natural resources all of this while attempting to guarantee a safe and healthy environment for affected communities and other stakeholders Governments receiving much of the global investment occurring today for mining prospecting and extraction have in many cases shown that they are unprepared from a policy and management perspective to tackle the challenges of providing socially and environmentally effective investment frameworks proper policy guidance monitoring systems or reporting mechanisms to ensure a more sustainable approach to mining Mining companies meanwhile have made a strong push to offer Corporate Social Responsibility type responses to concerned stakeholders in local communities Detailed programme The real and perceived social and environmental impacts of extractive industries are today presenting a monumental global challenge to balance sustainable growth with the inevitable depletion and massive use of natural resources all of this while attempting to guarantee a safe and healthy environment for affected communities and other stakeholders Governments receiving much of the global investment occurring today for mining prospecting and extraction have in many cases shown that they are unprepared from a policy and management perspective to tackle the challenges of providing socially and environmentally effective investment frameworks proper policy guidance monitoring systems or reporting mechanisms to ensure a more sustainable approach to mining Mining companies meanwhile have made a strong push to offer Corporate Social Responsibility type responses to concerned stakeholders in local communities This formula however is not working This workshop will explore the limits of existing public policy choices due diligence responses or lackthereof from both the private and public sectors to address mining investments The objective of the workshop is to offer best practice scenarios for future mining policy both in the

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  • Rio+20 : Water and food security: How to reduce vulnerabilities and empower
    Committees Intersessionals Informal Consultations Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer United Nations Association Finland 19 30 21 00 Date 19 Jun 2012 Room T 8 Water and food security How to reduce vulnerabilities and empower Organizing partners Citizens Global Platform Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland World Federation of UN Associations UNA Finland UNA Tanzania IDECRI Instituto para o Desenvolvimento da Cooperação e Relações Internacionais Brazil CGP India TamilNadu Delhi NRC Uttarkhand Chhattisgarh and Karnataka Chapters TANGO Tanzania Association of Non Governmental Organizations Introduction The rights to water and food are basic human rights and key issues to be taken into account when aspiring to achieve tangible results for green economies in the context of poverty eradication and in setting the Sustainable Development Goals The panel discussion stimulates the debate by offering a variety of perspectives that illustrate the importance of mainstreaming inclusive multi stakeholder cooperation into all actions both at national and international level The panel focuses on examples which illustrate how to increase policy coherence and cross sectoral cooperation as well as the influence of marginalized groups in dealing with the linkages between food security and the management of fresh water and

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  • Rio+20 : ScenaRio 2012: 30,000 young voices for a sustainable future
    of influence academia business culture media nonprofit politics spirituality sports UN and youth and respects gender parity and geographic balance ScenaRio 2012 has the official support of six UN Agencies and is a member of the UNCSD Major Group for Children and Youth Detailed programme In close coordination with the Executive Coordinator of Rio 20 Brice Lalonde ScenaRio 2012 aims to explore the differences of perceptions of sustainable development between regions of the world and generations through a wide participatory process to fuel the debates held during the Rio 20 Conference http www uncsd2012 org rio20 index php page view nr 224 type 230 menu 39 ScenaRio 2012 is officially supported by six UN agencies has obtained two UN labels the International Year of Youth and UNESCO s Decade of Education for Sustainable Development and is a member of the UNCSD Major Group for Children and Youth its decision making body All UN partners would be involved in the organization of an on site side event at RioCentro ScenaRio 2012 is also placed under the patronage of H S H the Prince Albert II of Monaco and his Foundation We would like to seize the opportunity of the Rio 20 Conference to unveil the first outcomes of ScenaRio 2012 If we obtain a time slot for a side event during the Conference potential speakers would include Representatives of the 100 personalities ScenaRio 2012 panel cf list below Representatives of the youth Representatives of the UN partner agencies 3 members of the ScenaRio 2012 team to facilitate the debates Cédric Baecher Nicolas Dutreix and Guillaume Rivière who have all three been working on the project for one year and a half now The ScenaRio 2012 panel includes among others Michelle Bachelet Chile Executive Director of UN Women and former President of the Republic of Chile Abdou Diouf Senegal Secretary General of the International Organization of the Francophonie and former President of Senegal Mary Robinson Ireland first woman President of Ireland and currently President of the Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice Gro Brundtland Norway former Chair of the World Commission of Environment and Development known as the Brundtland Commission and former Prime Minister of Norway Rajendra Kumar Pachauri India Chairman of the IPCC which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 Arianna Huffington USA Founder and Editor in chief of The Huffington Post Israel Klabin Brazil Founder of the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development and former Mayor of Rio de Janeiro Pavan Sukdhev UK lead author of UNEP s Green Economy Report while he was Special Adviser and Head of UNEP s Green Economy Initiative Dominic Barton Canada Global Managing Director of McKinsey Company Marguerite Barankitse Burundi Founder of Maison Shalom and Laureate of the Chirac Foundation Prize for Conflict Prevention Wang Shu China 2012 Pritzker Prize Laureate and 2007 Global Award for Sustainable Architecture Laureate Julia Marton Lefèvre France Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature The thematic focus of the side event would be directly drawn

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  • Rio+20 : UNCSD follow up: the role of parliaments
    Consultations Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer Inter Parliamentary Union IPU 09 00 10 30 Date 20 Jun 2012 Room T 10 UNCSD follow up the role of parliaments Organizing partners Inter Parliamentary Union Introduction A look at the legisaltive oversight and representational role of parliaments as key actors to be engaged in the global re think and accelerated action that are required to

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  • Rio+20 : The trade dimension in the follow-up to the Rio plus 20 Summit
    to the Rio plus 20 Summit Organizing partners UNCTAD UN DESA Introduction The emergence of greener economies has been the consequence of several drivers including increasing regulatory and policy changes put in place to deal with negative externalities difficulties faced in responding to ever increasing demands over natural and energy inputs changes in consumption patterns corporate responses to environmental and social considerations as well as competitiveness efficiency and image variables In discussions leading the Rio 20 Conference considerable political and negotiating efforts focused on the concerns that the green economy raises in trade contexts for example the emergence of green protectionist temptations and recent trade related conflicts Opportunities are seen in the trade of environmental goods and services higher investment levels and in the emergence of greener sectors in both developed and developing countries such as organic agriculture biodiversity based production ecotourism and clean energy generation At the Rio 20 Summit a shift in emphasis will start occurring from negotiations to the implementation of agreed outcomes It is time to start exploring concrete proposals on innovative cooperation frameworks and capacity building initiatives by leading UN agencies and other assistance providers that will implement those outcomes Detailed programme Purpose This side event aims to showcase UNCTAD s analytical work regarding the trade and development dimensions of the green economy as well as its technical assistance and consensus building mechanisms to ensure a robust follow up to the Rio 20 outcome It will also discuss the establishment of a Global Forum on Green Economy and Trade and the value of the Product Space Methodology to map out a country s comparative advantage vis à vis dynamic green goods and services The event will also provide a platform to facilitate expressions of interest and technical assistance calls and requests by donors and beneficiary

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  • Rio+20 : Know our Ocean, Protect our Marine Treasures, Empower Ocean Citizens
    to protect ocean resources biodiversity and to sustain livelihoods that are compatible with healthy ecosystems Finally the transition towards such a blue green approach will require a shift in human behavior which can only be instrumented through ocean education and awareness raising leading to the emergence of a true ocean citizenship Detailed programme This side event will be the occasion to discuss and present a number of initiatives that supports the Rio 20 ocean targets leading to the sustainable use of the ocean The side event will be structured around three inter connected themes and set of questions i Know our ocean How can science and technology be put at the service of coastal nations for managing ocean and coastal resources sustainably and for protecting their coastal populations and maintaining ecosystem services Much of the ocean remains unexplored and many ocean characteristics are still unknown Yet knowledge is the first step toward sustainable use of the ocean We cannot protect and preserve what we do not know This first part of the event will stress the importance of science and observation for sustainable management of the ocean It will focus on the importance of observing systems data collection and monitoring It will also consider how science and early warning systems can help coastal communities to become more resilient to the impacts of climate change and coastal hazards This theme will also have a specific focus on ocean and freshwater linkages particularly in developing strategies for coping with natural disasters at the interface of the sea and land ii Protect our Marine Treasures How can we better preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the ocean and coasts and the essential services that ocean provides to society Sustainability also implies having the appropriate tools and mechanisms for protecting and conserving for

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  • Rio+20 : L'Economie Verte en Afrique : Experiences et Initiatives des Etats
    unies pour l environnement PNUE Banque Africaine de Développement Banque Mondiale Union Européenne Introduction Ces dernières années le Maroc ainsi que d autres pays africains sont rentré dans le verdissement de leur économie Plusieurs chantiers ont été d ores et déjà lancés et visant à instaurer un développement durable Le Side Event sera une occasion pour partager l expérience de certains pays africains y compris le Maroc avec les délégations des autres pays et les organismes internationaux A cet égard le Side Event connaîtra la présentation des initiatives du développement durable et la projection des films et des reportages en relation avec l économie verte et le Développement durable Detailed programme Le Maroc a adopté au mois de Juillet 2011 une nouvelle Constitution réformant le fonctionnement des institutions du Royaume mais également plaçant l environnement au centre avec notamment la consécration du droit au développement durable et la transformation du conseil économique et social en conseil économique social et environnemental A travers sa stratégie énergétique et son plan solaire ses initiatives dans le domaine de l eau l assainissement et la gestion des déchets le Maroc a jeté les bases d une transformation vers une économie verte dans le contexte du développement durable et de l éradication de la pauvreté Cependant le Maroc n est pas le seul pays Africain à s être orienté fermement dans cette direction En effet bon nombre d autres pays du continent qu il s agisse de l Afrique du sud du Burkina Faso de l Ethiopie du Gabon ou du Kenya ont pris des mesures politiques dans le sens de développer des stratégies nationales pour transformer leur économies afin de promouvoir un développement humain intégré inclusif et participatif la réduction de la pauvreté la création d emplois la croissance verte et la réalisation du

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