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  • Rio+20 : The way forward to a sustainable future
    look at the effects of sustainable energy supply and resource efficiency on economic growth and poverty eradication The side event will also focus on the interlinkages between energy and resource efficiency and the water energy and food security nexus In our interconnected world sectoral silos are no longer acceptable ways to approach our targets because solutions based only on one sector or discipline will unavoidably affect other sectors whether by design or accident Nowhere are the interconnections more evident and critical than in the water energy and food sectors because each is not only connected to but is also dependent on the others At the UN Conference on Sustainable Development the water energy food security nexus must be given a prominent role if viable and practical solutions are to be produced Concerns about limited access to water sanitation energy and food are compounded by growing worries about their availability and sustainability There is a growing need for inclusive solutions to decouple agricultural and economic growth from resource consumption while focusing on poverty reduction and inclusion The Sustainable Energy for All initiative SE4ALL launched by the Secretary General with its concrete goals has attracted global attention and intends to generate public and private commitments to meeting its three objectives by 2030 In this context continued development and dissemination of sustainable energy technologies have an important role to play while at the same time fostering synergies with international efforts and actions to combat climate change Through trade investment public private partnerships and research and innovation the private sector plays a key role in delivering green growth and promoting sustainable consumption and production inter alia through corporate social responsibility and technology diffusion Progressive entrepreneurs around the world have recognised that this development is inevitable to secure long term sustainable growth and have started

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  • Rio+20 : Vulnerability of urban migrants: Challenges and responses
    discussion will review the need for strengthened disaster risk reduction efforts especially as they relate to the multi dimensional vulnerable urban populations The event brings together high level government officials and heads of three of the major organizations working in this field in order to discuss key issues and to launch concrete voluntary contributions to the implementation of the post Rio 20 sustainable development agenda Among the participants will be Government of Bangladesh Government of Barbados tbc Government of Norway tbc Ambassador William Lacy Swing Director General International Organization for Migration IOM Mr António Guterres United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR Ms Margareta Wahlström Special Representative of the Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction ISDR tbc As migration is a reality for one in seven persons on the planet today the links between globalization sustainable development and migration in the context of Rio 20should be addressed A growing body of evidence illustrates the degree to which migration impacts social and economic development Furthermore recent studies now give us insights as to how climate change is becoming a major driver of global migration patterns Practically cities such as Nairobi Port au Prince Khartoum and Manila have all witnessed recent major population movements due to crises illustrating the vulnerabilities of the populations and how disaster risk reduction and resilience play a critical role A key factor in the rapid growth of cities mega cities in particular is the continuous flow of incoming migrants including displaced persons many of whom originate from rural areas and smaller urban areas Though many are drawn to large cities by the prospect of a better life others increasingly migrate from environmentally fragile areas as a means to adapt to climate change In the case of those forcibly displaced they often seek protection and assistance that urban

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  • Rio+20 : Australian side event hosted by Prime Minister Julia Gillard
    20 Guidelines for organizers Pictures Videos SD Learning Partnership 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 Australia 17 00 18 30 Date 20 Jun 2012 Room P3 A Australian side event hosted by Prime Minister Julia Gillard Organizing partners Norway Brazil New Zealand and Tokelau Introduction The Hon Julia Gillard MP Prime Minister of Australia and The Hon Tony Burke MP Australian Minister for Sustainability Environment Water Population and Communities Are hosting the Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Land and Sea Management Side Event Detailed programme The Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Land and Sea Management side event is Australia s key event at the conference The side event will showcase the benefits of actively engaging indigenous peoples and local communities in natural resource management and how networks supporting knowledge sharing and exchange can build land and sea conservation management capacity at local regional and international levels The side event will involve and target indigenous practitioners managers and other leaders who have responsibility for land

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  • Rio+20 : Goals for Healthy Soils and the Role of the Global Soil Partnership
    initiatives could play in supporting their implementation Senior speakers from diverse regions of the world will indicate which direction the planet should take to ensure that land and soil develop their full potential thus contributing to the Rio 20 outcome in an informal setting Detailed programme Land and soils are fundamental not only for providing key ecosystem services but also as pillars of the green economy They support human well being and provide sustenance for all including the poor and are a source of decent new jobs and economic progress Their degradation is a key global issue because of its adverse impact on agricultural productivity its effect on food security climate change and ecosystem resilience Land is a finite and in human terms non renewable resource According to FAO due to growing population figures and land degradation only 0 20 ha of arable land will be available per person in 2020 less than half the amount in 1960 0 43 ha By 2050 only 0 10 ha will be available thus each piece of land will count double as to production and to soil losses According to UNEP 24 of the global land area has already suffered declines in health and productivity over the past quarter century as a result of unsustainable land use Certain types of conventional and intensive agriculture are triggering soil erosion rates some 100 times greater than the rates at which nature can form soil in the first place Since the 19th century an estimated 60 of the carbon stored in soils and vegetation has been lost as a result of land use changes such as clearing land for agriculture and cities if existing patterns of land management continue increasing amounts of this carbon could be released to the atmosphere aggravating global warming linked to the burning of fossil fuels Moreover the draining of carbon rich peatlands is currently producing more than two billion tonnes of carbon dioxide annually equal to around 6 of man made greenhouse gas emissions Today the degradation of peatlands is happening at a rate 20 times greater than the rate at which the peat and thus the carbon is accumulated According to the medium projections of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy USA urban land cover in more developed countries will grow by 63 between 2000 and 2030 and by 113 between 2000 and 2050 The situation is likely to be even more critical in less developed countries where most urban population growth will take place and where urban expansion is likely to continue unabated in the absence of effective urban containment policies Urban land cover there will grow by 170 between 2000 and 2030 and by 326 between 2000 and 2050 The above indicates that current land and soil degradation rates are unsustainable thus business as usual is not an option Rio 20 should indicate a global path and invite countries to implement appropriate actions to achieve relevant goals and targets for sustainable land management and maintaining healthy soils The

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  • Rio+20 : ACTO Member Countries vision of Amazon forests. Monitoring deforestati
    Consultations Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer Organização do Tratado de Cooperação Amazônica SP OTCA Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization 19 00 20 30 Date 20 Jun 2012 Room P3 F ACTO Member Countries vision of Amazon forests Monitoring deforestati Organizing partners Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization ACTO Introduction ACTO member countries Brazil Bolivia Colombia Ecuador Guyana Peru Suriname and Venezuela will present their vision concerning

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  • Rio+20 : Towards a Green Economy Transition in Indonesia
    Organizing partners Indonesia President s Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight Indonesia Presidential REDD Task Force UNEP UN Office for REDD Coordination in Indonesia UNORCID Introduction Indonesia is at the forefront of nations that are catalyzing alternative development pathways that can bring benefits for conservation and equity It has signed a Letter of Intent with Norway on the realization of REDD and subsequent regulatory actions While the Cancun Agreement of the UNFCCC 17th CoP took the discussions on REDD further and the Aichi Nagoya protocol of the 10th CoP of CBD has laid out clear targets there still remains a large gap with regards the financing required to achieve REDD and shift current patterns of forest use and the economies of forested landscapes towards a more sustainable Green Economy pathway as envisioned by H E the President of Indonesia Indonesia would like to share its experiences and consult with key stakeholders at Rio 20 on a sustainable transition to climate and sustainable development Detailed programme Thematic Focus The thematic focus will be on the green economy trajectory that Indonesia is pursuing in its efforts to greening human development Speakers H E The President of Indonesia H E The Prime

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  • Rio+20 : Green Growth for All: Converting the Global Green Growth Institute int
    for All Converting the Global Green Growth Institute int Organizing partners Organizing Country Republic of Korea Denmark Co organizer Global Green Growth Institute Participating Countries Australia United Kingdom Mexico UAE Qatar Norway Switzerland Kazakhstan Introduction One of the core themes of Rio 20 is pursuing green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication The need to strengthen international cooperation to facilitate this pursuit cannot be overemphasized The Korean government established the Global Green Growth Institute GGGI with a mission to spread and provide on demand tailor made green growth strategies for developing countries To further expand the reach of GGGI as a global asset Korea Denmark Australia and the United Kingdom with other countries to be confirmed have agreed to transform it into an international organization on the occasion of the Rio 20 Summit and present the objectives and benefits of the GGGI to the international community Detailed programme The Rio 20 Summit provides a unique opportunity for governments as well as international organizations and NGOs to establish the necessary international cooperation mechanism to facilitate the transition to green economy which involves a paradigm shifts in economic and social development at a global level The GGGI has been at the forefront of these efforts since its establishment in June 2010 By transforming GGGI into a global asset an international organization the Rio 20 Summit will have another addition to its list of tangible outcomes in leading the global community towards sustainable development through green growth Through this event the above participating heads of states governments will have an opportunity to present their visions on green growth explored through GGGI as well as their respective governments commitment to GGGI and its future efforts They will further elaborate on the objectives of the GGGI and the possible benefits that

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  • Rio+20 : The Future We Create: An interdisciplinary roundtable discussion on th
    Registration By Category Preparatory Committees Intersessionals Informal Consultations Regional Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer Soka Gakkai International 19 00 20 30 Date 20 Jun 2012 Room T 10 The Future We Create An interdisciplinary roundtable discussion on th Organizing partners Center for Environment Education CSD Education Caucus Human Rights Education Associates Inter Press Service Introduction Article 36 of Agenda 21 reads Education is critical for promoting sustainable development and improving the capacity of the people to address environment and development issues Therefore education both formal and non formal must play a vital role in achieving the objective and the themes set forth for the forthcoming UNCSD However education has not been fully tapped in our efforts for sustainable development Education plays an important role in virtually all thematic areas For instance the General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training A RES 66 137 in 2011 This year marks the tenth anniversary of the UN Study on Disarmament and Non proliferation Education The roundtable will bring together participants from various areas of work and examine best practices and lessons learned and generate recommendations on the role of education and learning

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