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  • Rio+20 : Preparing for Change: Migration, Black America and the Green Economy
    Arena Preparing for Change Migration Black America and the Green Economy Organizing partners The Deep South Center For Environmental Justice at Dillard University Advocates For Environmental Human Rights Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University Environmental Justice Climate Change Initiative a Program of the Deep South Center For Environmental Justice Inc Introduction Historically Black Colleges and Universities Addressing African American Migration Global Sustainability and the Green Economy Detailed programme Preparing for Change Migration Black America and the Green Economy will discuss the current migration of Urban Black America and the role Historically Black Colleges and Universities play in preparing students and communities for existing and developing issues related to environmental justice climate change human rights clean energy development cultural economic and environmental sustainability The 2010 United States Census Results showcased a distinct trend of African Americans leaving major urban cities and relocating to metropolitan suburbs and to states in the Southeastern region of the United States of America USA Mass migration patterns create emerging challenges and opportunities for addressing Agenda 21 action plans energy security and the development of a just and equitable Green Economy for the USA Potential Contribution to United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Historically Black Colleges and Universities HBCU are foundational institutions of American communities and the global African diaspora This side event will discuss the history of HBCU s and ways minority serving institutions in the USA can enhance the development of an inclusive green economy that helps eradicate poverty and social justice issues for minority students and local to global communities Panelists will discuss education and advocacy strategies for addressing disaster resiliency and consumption patterns related to urban sprawl and the increase of African American and or low income communities in suburban and rural areas of the United States

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  • Rio+20 : CLIMATE, SUSTAINABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT IN DRYLANDS
    Colorado USA Introduction Drylands arid semi arid and subhumid lands represent 40 of the land area of the planet and 30 percent of the world population about 2 billion people Of these more than 1 billion also referred to as the forgotten billion live below the poverty line defined by the World Bank In fact most of the world poverty is concentrated in the drylands of Africa Central and South Asia and Latina America including the Northeast of Brazil These are also the lands that are most prone to suffer from the adverse effects of climate change according to the last IPCC report and other scientific assessments of climate change At the same time these regions contribute significantly to the world production of food and energy These regions lack political power in the world and even in each affected country It is known However it is known that there will be no sustainability in the world if the drylands are not themselves sustainably developed Detailed programme Since 1992 important stakeholders in Brazil and in the world have been concerned with this issue An International Conference on the Impacts of Climate Variation and Sustainable Development First ICID was held in Fortaleza Brazil with the participation of 45 countries and a number of international organizations in order to raise the issue of the drylands This Conference contributed to the creation of the UNCCD United Nations Convention to Combate Desertification The Second ICID was held in 2010 also in Fortaleza Brazil and produced a political declaration including a statement by the UN Secretary General www icid org Subsequent ICID Conferences were held in Mendoza Argentina and in Niamey Niger in 2011 and also produced political declarations aiming at calling the attention of policy makers of the world to the cause of the poor

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  • Rio+20 : Efficient W & S services provision as a key factor for the SD
    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 National Association of Water and Sanitation Utilities in Mexico ANEAS 13 15 14 45 Date 21 Jun 2012 Room UN7 Barra Arena Please note that this Side event is taking place outside RioCentro in the Barra Arena Efficient W S services provision as a key factor for the SD Organizing partners National Association of Water and Sanitation Utilities in Mexico ANEAS Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos Board Member AySA Water and Sewerage Service of Monterrey SADM Water Reuse Fernando Gomes Companhia do Saneamiento Basico do Estado de Sao Paolo SABESP General Manager of Ecuadorian Capital Quito s Basic Services Utility EPMAPS Water State Commission of Queretaro CEA Queretaro Introduction Side event titled Efficient Water and sanitation services provision as a key factor for the sustainable development with the international participation of water operators in Latin America in order to share the experiences of the sector in each institution involved with the water and sanitation services focused to the sustainable development

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  • Rio+20 : Delivering green economy: some French views on public-private dialogue
    partners Entreprises pour l Environnement EpE Club France Rio 20 Introduction France has been characterised as a country with a specific culture relying on strong central authorities rules and regulation rather than soft law and a specific public private relationnship The EpE association gathers some 40 international groups that share the view of environment as a source of progress and opportunities and work together to better take it into account in their strategies and management practices Their common 20 years history allow to draw some lessons as to some efficient ways to deliver green economy It shows the importance of a healthy public private dialogue in many possible forms Detailed programme What public private dialogue to implement a green economy A French contribution Event chaired by Bruno Lafont Chairman and CEO of Lafarge Chairman of EpE Animation C Tutenuit Délégué Général Based on the EpE 20 years experience the event aims at opening a debate as to how the French management practices can best be used and deliver a greener economy The dialogue between private and public spheres is specific and original compared to the anglo saxon soft law practices It has however shown a real efficiency France is a leader in decarbonation of its electricity while being one of the world largest biodiversity countries and a champion of quality diversity of food There are French world leaders with commitment to environment in many sectors cement construction materials transportation sector environment services electricity energy oil gas chemistry finance Four themes can be addressed to take the best out of French experience The complementary roles of voluntary business action standardisation planning and regulation lessons from the EpE 20 years experience Top down vs bottom up The importance of leaders commitment to environment in business and in politics Business action how environmental

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  • Rio+20 : Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing
    s High level Panel on Global Sustainability 15 00 16 30 Date 21 Jun 2012 Room P3 B Documents 230GSP Rio 20 Side Event 21 June Programme for posting pdf Resilient People Resilient Planet event PROGRAMME Resilient People Resilient Planet A Future Worth Choosing Organizing partners Secretary General s High level Panel on Global Sustainability Introduction The UN Secretary General BAN Ki moon established the 22 member High level Panel on Global Sustainability GSP in August 2010 to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low carbon prosperity On 30 January 2012 the GSP released its report Resilient People Resilient Planet A Future Worth Choosing The Panel s vision is to eradicate poverty reduce inequality and make growth inclusive and production and consumption more sustainable while combating climate change and respecting a range of other planetary boundaries The report contains 56 recommendations aimed at putting sustainable development into practice Detailed programme This event provides an opportunity to present the GSP report to governments and major stakeholder groups who will gather in Rio de Janeiro for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio 20 Panel Members will speak about issues covered in the report bringing in their personal insights and

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  • Rio+20 : Green Growth and Sustainable Development: Regional Perspectives
    approach to sustainable development Detailed programme Expected outcomes and contribution to UNCSD outcome a Highlighting the added value of regional approaches for promoting a green economy in the context of poverty eradication through an effective integration of the pillars of sustainable development b Sharing of concrete examples of good practices and public policies in key areas at the regional level which effectively promote green economy through integrating the three pillars of sustainable development SD b A better understanding of the role of a strong Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development IFSD at the regional level for promoting a green economy through an effective integration of the pillars of SD c An enhanced understanding of the role of the Regional Commissions as a unique regional platform for the promotion of a green economy through an effective integration of the three pillars of sustainable development in their respective regions Panellists and discussants The event will feature keynote speeches by a number of Heads of State followed by presentations by the Executive Secretaries of the Regional Commissions and a Q A session Background The importance of integration of the economic social and environmental pillars of SD has been long recognized as critical to achieving a balanced development agenda including at the UNCED in 1992 However the implementation of the concept in practice has proved to be challenging Notwithstanding there are some examples of good practices in implementing public policies and programmes which have successfully promoted a green economy in key areas which through adopting an integrated approach to sustainable development The multidisciplinary expertise and platforms of the Regional Commissions gives them the comparative advantage of promoting a green economy in the context of poverty eradication by linking the economic social and environmental issues as an integration of the three pillars of SD As part of this side event the Regional Commissions are focusing on key elements of the green economy which are critical to their regions and highlighting the challenges opportunities and the enablers for effectively implementing an integrated approach to sustainable development including the existence of a strong IFSD at the regional level The side event will focus on the following areas Economic system change for implementing a green economy The key challenge faced in particular by developing economies is in reconciling objectives of achieving rapid economic growth and eradicating poverty without incurring further economic risks ecological scarcity and social disparities Business as usual is no longer possible there is an urgent need to transform economic models so address resource constraints and the climate crisis The Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific ESCAP will focus on the importance of economic system change for a win win synergy between green considerations and the economy by highlighting policies that promote the eco efficiency of economic growth and reduce the pressure on the natural resource base while continuing to meet human needs Youth Employment in Emerging Green Sectors The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia ESCWA will highlight its cooperation with regional civil society

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  • Rio+20 : Innovative approaches toward the actual implementation of the Green Ec
    incidence of fire induced deforestation for agricultural and livestock production purposes will be illustrated Such an approach developed and applied in the framework of an Italian Brazilian Bolivian trilateral cooperation programme pursues human well being social equity and economic development together with the prevention of environmental degradation biodiversity loss and unsustainable use of natural resources In particular the event will discuss the significance of the approach in terms of 1 promoting low carbon emission and more profitable green alternatives to such destructive agricultural practices as slash and burn and 2 supporting the necessary institutional changes associated with the transition to a greener economy Speakers The panellists include Italian Ambassador to Brazil Director of Brazilian Agency for Cooperation ABC Director of Bolivian National Programme on Climate Change PNCC Director General of the Italian Development Cooperation DGCS Director Development Bank of Latin America CAF Potential contribution to the outcome of UNCSD Rio 20 The event aims at contributing to methodological and policy evolution toward the actual implementation of the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty alleviation in forest regions A High Level Institutional Technical roundtable will debate on the outcomes and lessons learned from the application of an innovative approach to the green growth pursuits the Amazonia sem fogo integrated sustainable development model A model that tackles the problem related to the expansion of the agricultural frontier in the Amazon forest biome and its links with the degradation of relevant ecosystem services Fire induced deforestation for agricultural and livestock purposes is a common practice in Brazil and Bolivia and a great threat to the Amazonian ecosystems Burning of forest plants to clear land represents one of the most important drivers to both forest impoverishment degradation and CO2 emissions to the atmosphere which contributes to global warming Building upon

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  • Rio+20 : Innovative approaches for sustainable urban development -North & South
    is the result of fruitful exchanges with partners from Southern countries Detailed programme For several decades France developed actions for curbing climate change and adapting to its effects within its own national territory and abroad within its international cooperation projects The projects are constantly striving to provide innovative flexible and scalable answers Exchanges with cities and territories from emerging or developing countries are of particular interest for sharing of best practices practical solutions and strategies This side event will provide an opportunity to present tools and practices used by stakeholders from several countries France Brazil Columbia and other examples in the world to enable them to share solutions and recommendations for sustainable urban development These tools and practices relate to various fields of sustainable urban development air quality solid waste water and sanitation sustainable mobility energy efficiency and renewable energy management and risk prevention A comprehensive and integrated approach is promoted by the organizers of this side event indeed only a comprehensive approach can address the various issues of a sustainable urban development such as location of activities urban mobility and environmental protection which is major thematic cross cutting all city functions To be sustainable urban development must be based on i an harmonization of sector policies ii a multi stakeholder dialogue during the conception phase of projects and during their implementation monitoring evaluation iii a social and economic inclusive approach The role of local authorities which are the closest from the needs of communities and the main stakeholders for sustainable urban development have to be strengthened Furthermore sustainable spatial development is not limited to the formal and dense city The integrated approach applies to a functional area city area metropolitan area regional functional area in order to promote environmental protection curbing climate change and sustainable development Tools and solutions presented during the side event will include projects of eco neighbourhoods and eco cities local climate strategies mobility plans integrated social planning The speakers will try to answer practical questions and make specific recommendations What kind of actions should be promoted to curbing climate change and favor sustainable territorial development What tools should be developed to build cross sector approaches What are the practical actions that should be implemented in the relevant sectors urban transport waste energy efficiency and renewable energy adaptation etc How do you build multi stakeholder consultation and concertation mechanisms What strategies and actions are recommended to integrate the territorial scale beyond the city to fight against urban sprawl to promote a compact city development What sources of funding for actions especially for local governments During project s implementation what kind of partnership between public and private entities Speakers An example of territorial climate plan in France Grand Lyon Bruno Charles President of Greater Lyon Environment An example of territorial climate plan in Gaziantep Turkey Guzelbey Mayor of Gaziantep Presentation of eco neighborhoods and eco cities approaches in France Franck Faucheux Ministry of Ecology Sustainable Development Transport and Housing Example of Climate Plan Air Energy PACE of

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