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  • Rio+20 : Workshop on the Protection of Lake Chad
    09 00 10 30 Date 21 Jun 2012 Room T 4 Workshop on the Protection of Lake Chad Organizing partners Government of Chad Committee on Lake Chad Basin Agency Pan African Great Green Wall Introduction L événement de haut niveau sur la sauvegarde du Lac Tchad prévu à Rio Center dans la salle T4 le 21 juin 2012 de 9h00 à 10h30 Cet événement qui sera coprésidé par le Tchad et la Commission du Bassin du Lac Tchad se penchera sur la situation du Lac Tchad qui constitue un exemple significatif des effets destructeurs du réchauffement climatique et de la désertification sur l avenir de l humanité Ce sera également l occasion de contribuer à la réflexion sur les perspectives de mise en uvre des résultats attendus de la Conférence des Nations Unies sur le Développement Durable Rio 20 notamment sur les projets de préservation et de gestion des eaux du Lac Tchad au profil des populations qui vivent de ses ressources Detailed programme une rencontre avec les Donateurs sur la réhabilitation du Lac Tchad remake de l évènement du 12 mars 2012 à Marseille dans l élan du Sixième Forum Mondial de l Eau entre les 20 et 22 juin 2012 l animation de trois 3 stands du 12 au 22 juin 2012 sous forme de dispatching de dépliants de DVD de projection ponctuelle ou déroulante de films sur les sujets concernés avec le stand Tchad Ministère de l Environnement et des Ressources Halieutiques et Ministère de l Hydraulique Urbaine et Rurale sur les efforts réalisés en matière de protection de l environnement d accès à l eau potable et de développement durable et sur les autres défis environnementaux le stand Commission du Bassin du Lac Tchad C B L T axée sur une exposition de documents écrits visuels

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  • Rio+20 : Environmental Fiscal Reform - The key to achieving a green economy
    The discus sion will explore how EFR can support governments in the process of greening their economies and bring ing about environmental improvements while also raising additional tax revenues for poverty alleviation or pro poor investment Participants will also watch video excerpts of interviews with political figures talking about their vision of a Green Economy in 2030 The event will raise awareness of EFR as a central policy tool for the Green Economy with a number of en vironmental economic and social co benefits and support the arguments of delegates willing to strengthen language in the final document on the phase out of environmentally harmful subsidies and other EFR meas ures Detailed programme Background The outcome of the Rio summit must include the commitment to concrete policy measures neces sary to realise a green economy One fundamental objective must be to ensure that prices tell the ecological truth so that green investment becomes more profitable than investment in inefficient and fossil fuel based technologies Environmental Fiscal Reform EFR creates price signals for producers and consumers which encourage them to reduce pollution and inefficient energy and re source use It encompasses subsidy reform as well as environmental taxes charges and fees which ensure that polluters pay for unsustainable behaviour incentivise change and which end government and third party spending on environmentally harmful practices This event sets out to highlight possible windows of opportunity for greening economies by im plementing Environmental Fiscal Reform It will focus on those times in the political calendar when opportunities arise to implement reforms or change tax structures This could include opportunities to reform spending practices during broader fiscal reform processes or to introduce new environ mental charges or taxes while public awareness of a particular environmental problem is high Other windows of opportunity might include using

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  • Rio+20 : UN multi-stakeholder strategies for scaling-up and mainstreaming SD
    partners UNICEF in collaboration with UNU UNDP UNIDO and UNESCO Introduction Learning for sustainable development is already acknowledged as a key in transformation towards more sustainable society In order to achieve a green economy and green society and to build a world fit for children contemporary patterns of production ways of consumption applications of technologies foci of innovation policies governing major aspects of our lives and even the cities towns and villages in which we live have to be radically transformed Detailed programme A wide range of sustainable development strategies have emerged led by UN agencies international and national organizations as well as civil society These practices have demonstrated their potential to engage and empower even the most vulnerable and marginalized communities equipping them with values skills and knowledge to thrive and contribute towards a green society These have proven to be effective in bringing tangible sustainability results by fostering democratic governance creating jobs developing more resilient communities and more competitive productive practices While there is evident success of these transformative practices they often retain a status of good examples seldom giving inspirations for their required up scaling and mainstreaming and using them as a core strategy for a green economy With a call towards new efforts for sustainability new concerted efforts have to be undertaken to implement in partnership between various sectors transformational strategies for SD The proposed side event aims at exploring multi stakeholder partnerships and strategies that enable the implementation and concretization of sustainable development in areas such as urban planning education disaster risk reduction innovation research etc The event brings together representatives of international organizations that have significant experience in each of these areas The side event will have four parts 1 A world fit for children Proposed 6 minutes interventions Child Friendly Cities Child Friendly

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  • Rio+20 : Sustainable, Inclusive Growth: The Way Forward from Rio+20 and G20
    Member States Major Groups Bureau United Nations IGOs Information Lead organizer Denmark 09 00 10 30 Date 21 Jun 2012 Room T 1 Sustainable Inclusive Growth The Way Forward from Rio 20 and G20 Organizing partners The Global Green Growth Forum and the Global Green Growth Institute Introduction In 2050 we will be 9bn people on the planet We know the challenges that this implies for energy food water especially if we set the ambition of creating a global middle class comprising all of us To turn these challenges into opportunities for sustainable and equitable growth a closer collaboration between the public and private sectors is needed The UN Secretary General who has made sustainable development his top priority the President of Mexico G20 chair and a leading regional champion on sustainable growth the President of South Korea one of the world s green growth economy leaders and the Prime Minister of Denmark current Presidency of the Council of the European Union and a pioneer of clean growth as well as a number of other prominent decision makers and thought leaders will be part of a session on critical post Rio 20 and G20 implementation challenges and how to intensify private sector engagement in driving the transition to a sustainable and inclusive growth economy The session will address the challenge of speed to scale in securing green and inclusive growth called for by the Secretary General s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability and explore how platforms such as the Global Green Growth Forum can contribute to spur action and scale up and intensify business contribution in the transition to a green economy The discussion will feed into the agenda of the next Global Green Growth Forum in Copenhagen on 9 10 October 2012 where a select group of 200

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  • Rio+20 : Energy, Gender and Economic Growth
    importance of integrating a gender and sustainability perspective in their energy planning and policies Detailed programme OUTPUT EXPECTED CONTRIBUTION TO THE OUTCOME OF UNCSD RIO 20 Access to energy and gender equality sit right at the nexus of the sustainable development agenda spanning all three pillars Empowerment of women is an important catalyst and a precondition for change Enabling women to participate fully and equally in the economy and in decision making is crucial for sustainable development and energy is one of the key areas for sustainable development The expected outcome of this event is that member states will endorse the importance of integrating a gender and sustainability perspective in their energy planning and policies THEMATIC FOCUS The World Development Report 2012 has established that gender equality is smart economic policy One of its background reports explores the linkages between Energy Gender and Development The UN Secretary General has launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative SE4All to ensure universal access to modern energy services double the rate of improvement in energy efficiency and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030 Reaching these ambitious goals will only be possible through women s increased participation in the economy Increasing supply of energy to households is important to enable women to participate in the working force Increasing supply of energy to communities and industry is vital to create new jobs and to establish private enterprises Furthermore increased education opportunities for women in energy related professions like engineering are imperative to reach the SE4All goals This event will have its main focus on the access agenda Countries that successfully provide energy in ways that enable women s participation in the productive sector and paid employment will experience economic growth stronger public budgets and better welfare services Including

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  • Rio+20 : Green Economy and Agriculture: Tools for policy makers to account for
    Agence de l Environnement et de la Maitrise de l Energie 11 00 12 30 Date 21 Jun 2012 Room T 6 Documents ADEME AGRICU FR GB 3 volets pdf Invitation Program Registration Photos Green Economy and Agriculture Tools for policy makers to account for Organizing partners Club France Rio 20 ADEME IRD FAO INRA Introduction Climate change and its consequences are recognized amongst the major environmental challenges for this century These issues impact agriculture and forestry in several ways 1 The productive systems are affected by climate change and need to develop adaptation strategies 2 In many parts of the world agriculture heavily relies on chemical inputs likely to be more and more expensive in the future On the other hand growing demand for food and bio energy imply increasing production in the future 3 Farming livestock production and deforestation are major GHG producers 4 Forest and agricultural lands can be major carbon sinks under appropriate management practices Considering above mentioned aspects many carbon calculators for agriculture and forestry sectors have been developed recently ADEME IRD and the FAO decided to make a review on existing tools focusing on complete tools that assess most of land based activities Detailed

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  • Rio+20 : Future Cities and National Urban Policies
    event will convene six high level speakers from different regions and sectors for an interactive discussion facilitated by a high profile journalist The provisional line up to be confirmed includes His Excellency Paul Kagame President of the Republic of Rwanda Dr Joan Clos Under Secretary General and Executive Director UN Habitat Heikki Holmås Minister of International Development Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Amy Khor Lean Suan Member of Parliament and Mayor Singapore Antoine Frérot Chairman and CEO Veolia Environnement Saskia Sassen Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science and a CNN International correspondent as facilitator Speakers will provide short introductions and then the facilitator will guide a panel dialogue followed by a question and answer session with the floor Successful national urban policies generally yield the following results a the identification of urban development priorities towards socially and economically equitable and environmentally friendly urban and national development b guidance on the future development of the national urban system and its spatial configuration concretized through National and Regional Spatial Plans for Territorial Development c better coordination and guidance of actions by national actors as well as lower levels of government in all sectors d increased and more coordinated private and public investments in urban development and consequent improvement of cities productivity inclusiveness and environmental conditions Urbanization in most developing countries is bringing about enormous changes in the spatial distribution of people and resource and in the use and consumption of land Although such process is strongly linked to development both social and economic many countries lack the supporting policies and frameworks that can leverage it for increased development gains and can guide it towards sustainable patterns While urbanization creates huge wealth and opportunities enables better use of assets and creates new ones in many countries particularly in the developing world these are not harnessed for development and in fact urbanization s challenges often seem to outpace the development gains In order to harness urbanization and mitigate its negative externalities and promote an urban paradigm shift there is need for a coordinated approach and clear policy directions Yet in many countries several government departments are in charge of different parts of the urbanization challenge and urbanization is not considered a national development opportunity In general the overall understanding of cities in national development is also very limited and so is the appreciation of the structural transformations represented by the dynamics of growth in urban centres The development of a national urban policy is the key step for reasserting urban space and territoriality and for providing the needed direction and course of action to support urban development The national urban policy provides an overarching coordinating framework to address the most pressing issues related to rapid urban development including slum prevention and regularization access to land basic services and infrastructure urban legislation delegation of authority to subnational and local governments financial flows urban planning regulations urban mobility and urban energy requirements as well as job creation Approved at the highest level

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  • Rio+20 : Future Cities We Want-Linking and Spreading Sustainable Future Cities-
    to be implemented in this initiative are to formulate concepts of Future Cities to establish a platform to coordinate a number of existing frameworks to establish a platform for local authorities to provide mutual support to establish a mechanism to support resource mobilization and to promote regional cooperative mechanisms Detailed programme Nearly half of the world s population lives in urban areas and this ratio is expected to grow In order to achieve Sustainable Development building sustainable cities is indispensable Sustainable cities integrate the three pillars of sustainable development in other words sustainable cities are economically productive environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive Also resilience to climate change and natural disaster should be taken into consideration Currently various activities are taken place around the world to build sustainable cities For example Japan has been promoting a FutureCity Initiative the basic concept of which is to realize human centered cities while creating new values to resolve the challenges of the environment and super aging Future cities that we promote could consist of the following elements human centered cities that focus on each individual including women youth and the elderly as well as create industries that enhance quality of life green low carbon cities with advanced environmental technologies such as renewable energy energy saving technology eco buildings smart cities equipped with smart basic infrastructure such as smart grids transportation ITC sound material cycle cities that work on sustainable consumption and production including 3Rs Reduce Reuse and Recycle resilient cities against natural disasters and climate change Moreover as committed in the Tohoku Smart Community Initiative towards the reconstruction of the Disaster affected Areas proposed at the International Energy Seminar in Fukushima this March the disaster affected areas are now seeking to build new communities which are resilient to disasters with introducing renewable energy There

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