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  • Rio+20 : Sustainable Development in an Unequal World
    Future We Want Civil Society Voices on Rio 20 118FES Events Rio 20 pdf List of all FES events at Rio 20 128Program Rio 20 Side Event pdf Program Sustainable Development in an Unequal World 146Global Shared Societies Agenda pdf Toward A Global Shared Societies Agenda 147Global Shared Societies Agenda SlideShow pdf Global Shared Societies Agenda Powerpoint 395Rio20 Summary A4Size pdf Rio 20 Summary A4Size 396Rio20 Summary LetterSize pdf Rio 20 Summary Letter Size 406GSSA 8 5x11 Layout pdf Toward A Global Shared Societies Agenda to Promote Long Term Inclusive and Sustainable Growth 8 5x11 Layout 407GSSA A4 Layout pdf Toward A Global Shared Societies Agenda to Promote Long Term Inclusive and Sustainable Growth A4 Layout Photos Publications Reflections on the State of Agreement on Key Issues of Rio 20 Sustainable Development in an Unequal World Organizing partners Friedrich Ebert Stiftung New York Office Club de Madrid Republica de Costa Rica International Trade Union Confederation Introduction Inequality presents an unprecedented challenge to our present model of development This reality is insightfully summarized in the vision statement of the UN Secretary General s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability Today our planet and our world are experiencing the best of times and the worst of times Inequality between the world s rich and poor is growing and more than a billion people still live in poverty In many countries there are rising waves of protest reflecting universal aspirations for a more prosperous just and sustainable world In this event world leaders past and present will speak to the urgent need of millions of people worldwide for equitable and sustainable development to get out of poverty and to ensure their security and stability They will also address the challenge for every country to transition to sustainable consumption and production patterns that can

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  • Rio+20 : Sharing and Partnering in Urban Water Solutions
    lack the sophistication and integration with data that the latest technology can offer Israel has long played a major role in creating smart urban water systems for both developed and developing countries Israel is actively cooperating with developing countries to ensure safe and accessible urban water For example we have a bilateral agreement with India s Ministry of Urban Development on water issues and with SABESP in Brazil to name a few Detailed programme The side event will address Water loss monitoring and prevention systems Water loss plagues water delivery systems worldwide Even in the capitals of developed countries water loss can reach 30 In developing countries the loss numbers rise to 60 and higher Finding ways to mitigate water loss especially in light of water shortages and the massive energy invested to purify it is critical The panel s experts will discuss methods for reducing water loss in developed and developing countries potentially reaching as little as 10 as is the case in Israel today Water management The water loss discussion has given rise to the understanding that water systems require a holistic approach A systems approach to water infrastructure integrates the pipes and valves with real time monitoring and advanced statistical analysis giving water utilities the power to manage the entire network effectively and efficiently Water supply As water scarcity increases countries need to think creatively about developing new sources of water and integrating their supply The Israeli case can be instructive Israel depends on aquifers natural reservoirs treated wastewater and desalination for its supply The transition to multiple and varied sources has required massive infrastructure investment and serious thought on the appropriate way to balance multiple sources while still providing safe and clean drinking water to citizens Water quality Providing safe and clean water to citizens requires

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  • Rio+20 : MONITORING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - WHY LOCATION MATTERS
    across the globe and in providing financial benefits to users It will illustrate why Member States should develop and leverage accurate and maintained geospatial information in order to deliver successfully on the outcomes of Rio 20 and to monitor the implementation of such outcomes effectively We expect a senior politician from the government of the United Kingdom to give the opening speech The presentations will be based on real country experiences and illustrative and non technical The main target audience is senior government officials with decision responsibility on monitoring systems for sustainable development Detailed programme Monitoring sustainable development Why an understanding of location is essential to the successful delivery of the Rio 20 agenda and to the economies of nations Everything happens somewhere over 90 of decisions made involve an understanding of place Location is an essential ingredient in the information management of tackling the challenges humanity and the globe face and is often referred to as the fourth driver of decision making for business and the public sector alongside such metrics as revenue time and cost Delivering and monitoring sustainable development requires accurate information on which to base policy decisions and monitor successful implementation An essential component of this information base is location information related to where activities and developments are taking place so that essential analysis can take place Location information provides an understanding of our surroundings our environment and as such is a vital tool in developing a green economy and in achieving sustainable development As well as providing vital information on which to base sound policy decisions that will deliver sustainable development a solid and comprehensive information base is required for the monitoring of sustainable development and for the measurement of progress towards future goals and targets Location information represents a core component of this information

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  • Rio+20 : Socio-Environmental Protection Floor
    Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer Brazil 17 00 18 30 Date 20 Jun 2012 Room P3 6 Documents 305Piso de Proteção Socioambiental pdf 306Piso de Protection Socio Ambiental pdf 307Socio environmental protection floor pdf Photos Socio Environmental Protection Floor Organizing partners Brazilian Minister of Social Development and Fight against hunger and others Introduction Translating Principle 1 of the Rio Declaration into practice requires specific policies which together create a Socio environmental Protection Floor for the population The creation of such a Floor has had profoundly positive effects in several countries This session will explore those experiences assess their potential for wider adoption and discuss their viability as an outcome of the Rio 20 Conference A Socio environmental Protection Floor ensures basic income and services that are essential for health food security water and sanitation while linking protection of the people to protection of the environment The combination of methods and components of the Floor promotes conservation of environmental assets and resources in poor communities benefiting not only the community but also improving the quality of the global environment The session s debate starts with the analysis of international experiences such the Brazilian Green Grant Bolsa Verde

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  • Rio+20 : Advancing Sustainable Development in Post-Conflict Countries
    principles into national development strategies as part of peacebuilding processes and 2 Increase the capacity of governments to utilize sustainable development principles in policy making in countries emerging from conflict through an inclusive approach that includes creating guidelines for conflict sensitive National Sustainable Development Strategies NSDS performing in depth country analysis and needs assessments and organizing stakeholder consultations with both government and civil society The 3 year project involved 2 main pilot countries Lebanon and Liberia in integrating sustainable development as part of the peacebuilding processes Detailed programme The focus of the side event organized by UNDESA in collaboration with its partners is to create global awareness building on the lessons learned through the above mentioned project building capacity for participants to the side event and facilitating the exchange of experience lessons and innovations between post conflict countries This side event aims at bringing together as speakers government officials from the pilot countries Lebanon Liberia and Zimbabwe and UN staff civil society representatives and the private sector as particpants The side event will have the following thematic focus A An introduction to the conflict sensitive Sustainable Development Guidance Notes and Methodologies developed by UNDESA that include a Understanding Conflict b Linking Development and Peacebuilding c Managing Sustainable Development Processes in Conflict Affected Countries d Building Capacities for Sustainable Development in Conflict Affected Countries e Sequencing and Prioritizing Policy Reforms in Conflict Affected Countries f Entry Points for Sustainable Development in Conflict Affected Countries B An overview of the current development strategies in the three pilot countries Lebanon Liberia and Zimbabwe and goals to address challenges in post conflict sustainable development plans mainly a Entry points to post conflict Sustainable Development and the ongoing development strategies i Linking development plans in Lebanon ii Poverty Reduction Strategies in Liberia iii Medium Term

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  • Rio+20 : Sustainable Development in the context of Regional Integration in EAC
    the implementation of the Rio 20 Outcome Detailed programme The East African Community EAC is richly endowed with various environmental natural resources including trans boundary resources that are drivers for sustainable development at local community national and regional level These include arable land water resources fisheries livestock wildlife forests wetlands coastal and marine and mountainous ecosystems minerals and energy resources and biodiversity These resources are adversely affected by dynamic social economic environmental and political factors including unsustainable use of the resources resulting from population growth and pursuit of economic growth increased pollution weak environmental education and capacity building poor public participation and access to information and ecological justice environmental disasters and climate change and weak institutional legal and regulatory frameworks for environmental and natural resources management and governance The Treaty for the Establishment of the EAC underscores the determination of Partner States to strengthen their economic social cultural political technological and other ties for their fast balanced and sustainable development through the establishment of an East African Community East African Customs Union and a Common Market as transitional stages to the integral parts of a Monetary Union and ultimately Political Federation It further notes that co operation at the sub regional and regional levels in all fields of human endeavour will raise the standards of living of African peoples maintain and enhance the economic stability foster close and peaceful relations amongst African Economic Community and Political Union Environment and natural resources management is one of the areas identified by Partner States for cooperation in accordance with Articles 111 112 and 114 of the Treaty To operationalize the provisions on environment and natural resources the EAC developed a Protocol on Environment and Natural Resources Management that was signed in April 2006 The Protocol recognizes that a clean and healthy environment is a prerequisite for sustainable development The overall objective of the Protocol is to promote and enhance cooperation amongst Partner States in the conservation and management of environmental and natural resources adopt a common vision in addressing challenges of sustainable development make concerted efforts to prevent and control environmental degradation The Protocol s focus is on the following areas trans boundary natural resources biological diversity and genetic resources forest and tree resources wildlife water wetlands coastal and marine fisheries minerals energy mountainous ecosystems land rangelands tourism The Protocol also seeks to respond to the following environmental challenges desertification and droughts climate change protection of ozone layer biosafety and biotechnology chemicals waste and hazardous waste management pollution environmental standards impact assessment and audits military and hostile activities and enhancing environmental education and capacity building public participation access to information and ecological justice environmental disaster preparedness and management Further the EAC has developed a Regional Climate Change Policy whose overall objective is to contribute to sustainable development in the region through harmonized and coordinated climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies programmes and actions The purpose of the Policy is therefore to guide EAC Partner States and other stakeholders in the collective implementation of

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  • Rio+20 : VISION 2050 TURKEY
    programme TUSIAD is active in many areas of sustainable development such as energy environment infrastructure labor woman and education In order to coordinate these activities under a single roof and carry sustainable development to the agenda of Turkey particularly the business world TUSIAD established the Sustainable Development Task Force in 2010 In this context TUSIAD initiated the Vision 2050 Turkey Project aiming to shed light to the next 40 years with a vision of sustainable development The first phase of this project was preparing the Vision 2050 TURKEY Report which was inspired by the WBCSD World Business Council for Sustainable Development s Vision 2050 Report This report aims to answer the question of how a sustainable Turkey looks like and draws a roadmap as how to achieve this objective Vision 2050 Turkey Report contains Human Development Urbanisation Urban Transportation Energy and Consumption Patterns and Energy and Resource Efficiency in Production chapters Human Development chapter has been edited from Demography and Management Towards 2050 Report written by Doç Dr Þeref Hoþgör and Prof Dr Aysýt Tansel published by TUSIAD UNFPA in 2010 and within the same project Demography and Management Repercussions On Education System Report written by Prof Dr Yüksel Kavak Urbanisation Urban Transportation Energy and Consumption Patterns and Energy and Resource Efficiency in Production chapters have been written by Prof Dr Nuran Zeren Gülersoy Prof Dr Haluk Gerçek Hale Altan Ocakverdi and Doç Dr Nilgün Cýlýz respectively The Report was introduced by a large scale conference which was held in Istanbul on September 27 2011 in collaboration with WBCSD Turkey The audience was over 600 including participants from the parliament media NGOs and the private sector companies The conference started with a short striking movie and the opening remarks were given by Umit BOYNER President of the board of directors of TUSIAD and Galya Frayman Molinas President of WBCSD Turkey Following the opening remarks Samuel DiPiazza Vision 2050 Project Co chair and Vice Chairman ICG Citigroup shared his valuable insights as the keynote speaker After his speech Mr DiPiazza joined the Vision 2050 panel along with Bjorn Stigson Former President of WBCSD At the end of the first panel the Vision 2050 Report was presented by Oksan Atilla Sanon President of Sustainable Development Task Force The last panel was on Sustainability and Turkish Business World The CEOs of the four major holdings Eczacibasi Koc Borusan and Sabanci in Turkey discussed their company practices and the benefits of sustainable business models The closing speech was given by the CEO of Avea The conference had large media coverage and later on the report has continuously been shared at several seminars in Turkey The Vision 2050 Project will be enlarged with studies on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Sustainable Tourism and Navigation and Communication in 2012 Energy Efficiency in Industry and Sustainable Agriculture in 2013 and beyond In Rio 20 we would like to prepare a side event similar to the conference mentioned above The thematic focus of the side event will be changing

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  • Rio+20 : Across the Regions: SIDS Solutions for Sustainable Development
    complimentary to UNDESA s work on SIDSNet and SIDSdoc Detailed programme Across the Regions SIDS Solutions for Sustainable Development Proposed Side Event The Commonwealth Secretariat the Indian Ocean Commission the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre propose a side event to explore the value of cross regional learning to foster climate resilience and the Green Economy in SIDS The side event will look at the value that communities of practice and partnerships across SIDS regions can deliver in terms of mutual learning and appropriate SIDS tailored responses to building climate resilience and a Green Economy The event is complimentary to UNDESA s work on SIDSNet and SIDSdoc As the global and economic financial crises slowly begin to stabilise Small Island Developing States SIDS are finding themselves differently equipped to address challenges to their sustainable development While some developing countries are emerging with levels of unemployment social indicators and macro indicators in a comparatively healthy state many SIDS have suffered irreversible damage to their social or human capital and some among them find themselves with large domestic and foreign debt large balance of payment deficits and weakened currencies In addition to these challenges SIDS also share a number of characteristics which affect their abilities to make progress on sustainable development and to develop refine and implement the necessary institutional frameworks for sustainable development required to build sustainable resilience and growth SIDS are disproportionately affected by global environmental challenges although their natural capital is fundamental to the livelihoods and economies Many SIDS are also affected indirectly by global environmental trends which are increasing resource scarcities changing the costs of strategic imports and affecting trade and investment flows which are key to their growth and development The size and structure of SIDS economies is affording opportunities to

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