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  • Rio+20 : A Green and Inclusive Economy: The Finance Ministers' Perspective
    Ministry of Finance of Brazil Introduction The Ministry of Finance of Brazil proposes as a side event to organize a Ministerial Seminar of the Group of Twenty G20 which would gather Finance Ministers from G20 countries as well as from outside the group The event will offer an opportunity to discuss the perspectives of Financial Ministries on the implementation of a Green and Inclusive Economy viewed as one of the tools available to countries for the promotion of sustainable development This gathering would also highlight the commitment of major countries Finance Ministries to better integrate the economic pillar on national strategies of sustainable development Detailed programme The Seminar will have two panels which will consider key issues that are being addressed by Finance Ministries on the ongoing process of developing strategies for the promotion of a Green and Inclusive Economy All speakers would be Finance Ministers from G20 and invited countries The first 2 hour panel Green and Inclusive Economy the road to sustainable development focuses on the decisive role States must take in order to lead the transformation of the economy emphasizing that a green economy does not entail the submission of the environment to the logic of the market but rather that the market must consider and attend to environmental and social needs Finance Ministers will discuss the strategies under implementation in their respective countries such as the contribution that sustainability guidelines for public and state owned bank financing can provide to alter economic actors incentives to adopt appropriate practices Other issues that could be discussed are the gradual elimination of environmentally harmful subsidies and the potential role of industrial and fiscal policy for the promotion of sustainable development The second 2 hour panel Changes in patterns of production and consumption in a context of structural economic change

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  • Rio+20 : New Standards & Legacies with Sustainable Event Management & Reporting
    GRI Event Organizers Sector Supplement EOSS for sustainable event reporting was released in January 2011 In recent years major sport events like the Olympic Games or national music awards and concerts as well as business events like COP 11 and 12 have applied strategic and integrated approaches to engaging public and private sector partners workforce volunteers suppliers and NGO s to reduce negative impacts and enhance positive benefits Events are becoming a platform to showcase and profile policies collaborations and innovations supporting sustainable development We are in a time in history where innovative approaches supporting the green economy and shared responsibility and governance for sustainable development goals are inspiring and guiding all sectors The event sector is proving to provide an opportune journey to plan collaborate do celebrate and evaluate sustainability strategies within a limited time frame The event sector for sport business and culture are building on best practices and making a material difference toward generating sustainable benefits and legacies Participants attendants the media and the public are taking note through raised awareness and engagement Ann Duffy hails from Vancouver Canada and is an international speaker and advisor on sustainability and CSR for mega sport events national and multi national firms She led a 5 year sustainability and management process for the Vancouver2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games She continues to advise Sochi 2014 Toronto 2015 Pan Para Am Games and Istanbul2020 She is board member of the Canadian Standards Association and technical member to the Canadian Mirror Committee for the ISO20121 Standard and was a technical member for the 2 year GRI EOSS www annduffygroup com Meegan Jones hails from Sydney Australia and is an author and international advisor on sustainable cultural events Meegan is the founder and president of the international Sustainable Event Alliance with its international

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  • Rio+20 : Green Economy: Achievements & Perspectives in the Adriatic-Ionian region
    Organizing partners UNDP UNEP Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia Montenegro and potentially other countries of the sub region Introduction Regional meeting of the Adriatic Ionian Initiative AII will act as a forum for promoting sub regional cooperation and affirmation of the current environmental issues sustainable development and green economy at the member state level It will be a suitable gathering for country representatives and other stakeholders to define priorities activities and strategic directions for the development of green economy in accordance with their respective national circumstances available resources and needs The Side Event will act as a follow up to the Roundtable on the Environmental Protection of the Adriatic Ionian Initiative on the Road to Rio 20 which will be held in Belgrade on 22nd March Conclusions of this regional meeting will be presented and further discussed Detailed programme The attendants will share the findings from their Green Economy Studies and discuss potential regional cooperation regional initiative and processes in the context of transitioning to green economy after the Conference Country representatives will present the state of affairs in the field of green economy projected developments and planned activities Particular focus will be on findings and conclusions of the Belgrade

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  • Rio+20 : Undertaking Sustainable Development, the Indigenous Peoples' Way
    partners Tebtebba Lead Organizer Co organizer Indigenous Peoples Global Network on Climate Change and Sustainable Development IPCCSD composed of the 23 indigenous organizations and networks and 4 support NGOs Alaska Native Science Commission USA Alliance of Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago AMAN Indonesia Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact AIPP Asian Indigenous Women s Network AIWN Asociacion del Pueblo Mixe SER Mexico Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Network on Climate Change and Biodiversity Bangladesh Centro de Culturas Indigenas el Peru CHIRAPAQ Peru Centro para la Autonomiya y Desarollo de los Pueblos Indigenas CADPI Nicaragua Comuna Santa Elena Ecuador Confederacion Mapuche de Argentina Argentina Cordillera Peoples Alliance CPA Philippines Forum for Indigenous Perspectives and Action FIPA India Indigenous Representatives Active Members IRAM Cambodia Institut Dayakologi ID Indonesia International Indigenous Women s Forum IIWF FIMI Lelewal Cameroon Mainyoto Pastoralists Integrated Development Organisation MPIDO Kenya Maleya Bangladesh Movement for the Survival of Ogoni Peoples Nigeria Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities NEFIN Nepal Ogiek People s Development Program Kenya Taungya Bangladesh Tebtebba And the followng NGOs Centre of Research and Development in Upland Areas CERDA Viet Nam International Work Group on Indigenous Affairs IWGIA Denmark PipLinks UK Southeast Asia Development Program SADP Cambodia Introduction The side event highlights experiences and lessons of indigenous peoples in undertaking their sustainable development in an integrated holistic manner one that is based on respect for rights is ecosystem based and integrates traditional knowledge and culture Detailed programme The side event will focus on sustainable development and how indigenous peoples are undertaking their development path underpinned by an integrated holistic approach This integrated holistic approach is based on respect for rights is ecosystem based and integrates traditional knowledge and culture Indigenous panel members will share how their indigenous organizations and communities are already undertaking sustainable development in the face of the current multiple

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  • Rio+20 : Morocco: greening it's economy - the road ahead
    Room P3 B Morocco greening it s economy the road ahead Organizing partners Governmental departments private sector and NGO s Introduction Morocco has undertaken several programs over the past years which are meant to act in favor of a sustainable development Some of these programs can be considered contributing to building a green economy The Side Event will be an opportunity to share the Morocco s experience with delegations from other countries and international organizations We would like to use this opportunity to highlight some of our experiences and initiatives we believe to be relevant and related to a green and inclusive economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication Our participation will be accompanied with a film projection and several reports Detailed programme The key points we would like to share with the International Community are 1 Our National Charter for the Environment and Sustainable Development 2010 which is the keystone of a political vision shared by all stakeholders at the national level In fact its development process included the entire government civil society and economic operators 2 The implementation process of this Charter Currently being implemented this process consists of A legal framework driven by a framework law dedicated to environment and sustainable development The promulgation of this law will place sustainable development issues in the center of Morocco s legal system A technical implementation driven by a Sustainable Protection of the Environment roadmap represented by short mid and long term actions The Side Event will be an opportunity to share morocco experiences on the transition to a green economy In this context several presentations are planned to highlight the strategies plans and programs that Morocco has initiated among which The energy strategy which ambitions to convert 42 of its installed capacity into renewable energy rising

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  • Rio+20 : The Partnership Fair
    is a firm believer in the value of partnerships between public private and civil sectors of society in creating pioneering projects focused on sustainable development The Institute has always been a strong supporter of the International Forum on Partnerships for Sustainable Development It is our belief that only by meeting and discussing ideas in person can we effectively share our experiences and assist in making Partnership for Sustainable Development a significant contributory element in the build up to during and after Rio 20 Detailed programme The Partnership Fair Science in Africa The Planet Earth Institute is delighted to host this partnership fair for all institutions and stakeholders involved with higher education in Africa A series of presentations will address the new higher education PhD facility being built in Luanda the Centre of Excellence in Science for Sustainability in Africa CESSAF as well as wider educational issues throughout Africa Developed with partners at Newcastle University Agostinho Neto University UNESCO and the Angolan Ministry of Education Science and Technology CESSAF will open to students in 2013 The Planet Earth Institute regional scientific centres in Rio de Janiero and New Dehli will also feed into the CESSAF programmes integrating and sharing knowledge across the Global South CESSAF will deliver 100 PhD qualifications in the next ten years helping deliver the vision of the Planet Earth Institute to build a scientifically independent Africa within one generation Format A 90 minute session will hear from the Planet Earth Institute team as well as core stakeholders and related bodies including a representative from the Ministry of Education Science and Technology Angola Approximately 45 minutes of presentations will be followed by an open and interactive Q A session The presentations are in the following order Mauricio Fernandes CEO Planet Earth Institute Lord Paul Boateng Trustee Planet Earth

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  • Rio+20 : Shifting sustainability horizons: Making or Painting the Economy Green
    politics business and civil society will demonstrate the opportunities and co benefits from effective action to avert these risks by moving onto a path of truly sustainable development Most importantly the panel will suggest broad lines of priority and action to preserve a stable climate and viable environment by building new resource efficient sustainable societies and economies of the future Detailed programme The side event organized by Green Cross The Club of Rome and Earth Charter International will see distinguished personalities and experts from the worlds of politics business and civil society show on the basis of learnings from the last 20 years the opportunities and co benefits from effective action to avert the threats of dangerous climate change and environmental degradation by moving onto a path of truly sustainable development Most importantly the panel will suggest broad lines of priority and action to preserve a stable climate and viable environment by building the new resource efficient sustainable societies and economies of the future Green Cross International has a historically significant link to the Rio process as it was during the 1992 Earth Summit that President Mikhail Gorbachev was mandated to start an international Green Cross that offers its assistance to States in ecological trouble With offices in over 30 countries and international programmes that are active globally Green Cross focuses its action on addressing the multi faceted and interlinked challenges of security poverty and environmental degradation through a combination of advocacy and practical projects Green Cross also provides the platform for the Climate Change Task Force an initiative of President Gorbachev to bring together a small but diverse group of eminent scientists practitioners and experts from developed and developing countries who use their knowledge experience and worldwide networks to focus attention on the crucial issue of climate change within

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  • Rio+20 : South-South & Triangular cooperation: innovative solutions to achieve SDG
    and mechanisms by which to improve the technology transfer and ownership necessary to facilitate the universal access to energy and hence contributing to the development of Southern countries Detailed programme Title of the Side Event South South and Triangular cooperation innovative solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in French Coopération Sud Sud et Triangulaire solutions innovantes pour l atteinte des Objectifs de Développement Durable Subtitle Technology solidarity for an universal access to energy in French Solidarité technologique pour l accès universel à l énergie Technology and innovation policies are playing an increasingly important role in promoting and facilitating the development acquisition adaptation and deployment of renewable energy technology RET to support sustainable growth and poverty reduction in developing countries Thus technology transfer and innovation scaled up by the horizontal partnerships within South South Cooperation mechanisms and Triangular linkages are key factors for sustainable economic development As a multi stakeholder approach South South cooperation involves civil society the private sector governments academia etc it has become the expression of relations between countries from the South committed to sharing knowledge and developing complementarities that go beyond their traditional role as aid recipients As acknowledged recently by the G 20 this aid modality while complementary with North South relations bears a potential to contribute to enhanced development effectiveness The ACP Group composed of 80 developing countries among which 40 LDC and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie composed of 75 countries among which members of the G 8 G 20 and G 77 and about 30 LDC are strongly committed to exploit the potential of South South and Triangular cooperation as an innovative modality of development Both organizations are members of the Building Block on South South and Triangular established during HLF 4 in Busan and have already hosted numerous international events on this topic Objectives of the side event Stimulate comments and queries that highlight the significant impact and value addition of South South and Triangular Cooperation in technology transfer aiming at expanding the use of renewable energies and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals as they affect the livelihoods of the great majority in developing societies Outline highest impact policy tools mechanisms and modalities by which to improve technology transfer and innovation ownership in the context of policy scenarios presented by the panel in the field of universal access to sustainable energy Draw upon relevant experiences from emerging and partner countries to illustrate processes that achieved successful and measurable outcomes in the field of energy by the use of technology transfer Address the challenges facing the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures as well as the technology know how build up and the role of governments private sector and international regional organizations in technology transfer and sharing Provide inputs to translate the potential of South South and Triangular co operation in sustainable energy innovation into tangible measures to achieve results based equitable and sustainable development The event will be conducted in an interactive manner combining inputs from the

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