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  • Rio+20 : UN System: Together for the Future We Want
    12 30 Date 22 Jun 2012 Room T 2 Documents 215Programme CEBSideEvent Announcement pdf Programme CEB Side Event UN System Together for the Future We Want Organizing partners UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination CEB Introduction Secretary General Ban Ki moon will be joined by leaders of the UN to highlight their joint efforts to best support all countries and their peoples in making sustainable development a reality The event will demonstrate the UN system s collective capacity to advance greater integration and coherence of the economic social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development in order to redress current imbalances and promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth social justice and environmental protection as mutually supportive goals Detailed programme H E Mr Ban Ki moon UN Secretary General will host the high level CEB event and deliver opening remarks Ms Alicia Bárcena Executive Secretary of ECLAC will moderate the inter active dialogue Mr Jose Graziano da Silva Director General FAO Mr Juan Somavia Director General ILO Mr Koji Sekimizu Secretary General IMO Ms Navi Pillay High Commissioner for Human Rights OHCHR Miss Helen Clark Administrator UNDP Mr Achim Steiner Executive Director UNEP Ms Irina Bokova Director General UNESCO Mr Babatunde

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  • Rio+20 : Transistion, Regional Cooperation and Sustainable Development
    emerged as a new democracy after almost three decades of conflict Since 2001 major achievements for improving the human development conditions of Afghans have happened in partnership with the international community Some of the key historic achievements are the establishment of a new system of governance based on the foundation of democratic principles and the institutions required to safeguard those principles i e an elected legislature a free and independent media political parties civil society etc significant economic growth despite difficulties imposed by the security situation better connectivity of cities and villages through the development of critical road infrastructure and telecommunication services considerable improvement in access to basic healthcare and major health indicators such as life expectancy at birth and under five mortality rates considerable expansion of primary and secondary education enrolment rates allowing more children than ever to attend schools more than 8 million in 2012 compared to fewer than 1 million in 2001 Despite these remarkable achievements there are still many challenges ahead for bringing stability and reducing poverty A large population of the country is still confronted with poverty with environmental degradation a key contributing factor A high rate of food insecurity of the population is caused by low performance of the agriculture sector coupled with low efficiency of irrigation systems and lack of access to markets Likewise rural communities are confronted with immense risks and vulnerability caused by lack of access to safe drinking water hygienic sanitation rural electricity and sustainable livelihood opportunities To overcome these challenges the government of Afghanistan is currently devising a single development framework to stimulate economic growth improve governance and service delivery and to reduce poverty and bring stability As part of the framework twenty two National Priority Programs have been developed and will be presented at a high level international

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  • Rio+20 : Environmental Public Agencies Meeting at Rio+20
    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 Associação Nacional de Órgãos Municipais de Meio Ambiente ANAMMA 13 00 14 30 Date 22 Jun 2012 Room P3 6 Environmental Public Agencies Meeting at Rio 20 Organizing partners Organizers ANAMMA National Association of Environmental Agencies Environmental ABEMA Brazilian Association of State Entities of Environment Introduction The Brazilian environmental public agencies in the Municipalities and Federal States represented by ANAMMA and ABEMA will promote this event at Rio 20 to discuss issues involving Environment Public Policy and the setting of environmental management in Brazil The potential contribution to the outcome of UNCSD Rio 20 is to promote a discussion regarding the central themes of Rio 20 amongst a specific and very important public senior public sector officials policy makers policy planners and practitioners from government agencies of cities who are developing their environmental public actions all over the country In addition the meeting intends to promote a wide range of interchange between this public as a unique opportunity for them to present their best actions executed projects and the difficulties to build a sustainable

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  • Rio+20 : Proposals for a Green, Inclusive and Responsible Economy
    improve their business practices but must also influence public policies demanding higher standards from governments and transforming effectively the economy Detailed programme There are expressive contextual differences between the last big conferences Stockholm 1972 Rio 1992 Johannesburg 2002 and the 2012 summit The first three represented in their discussions and decisions parallel worlds in relation to the economic context to which they were immersed in The Stockholm Conference took place at the end of the period of real effectiveness of the Bretton Woods institutions and preceded two oil crises 1973 and 1979 that changed the global economy Rio92 occurred along with the process of economic deregulations the overcoming of national frontiers and the reduction of social protection networks in contradiction with the sustainable development effort The agreements generated from Rio92 were fundamental but were not implemented as they contradicted the logic of a growing globalization that also tried to sustain itself The Johannesburg Summit happened at the climax of the movement of financialization of the global economy when the world s capital was allocated predominantly in service of its own reproduction In each of these historical moments it was verified a disparity among the summit s proposals and deliberations and daily decisions from governments and businesses With these the traditional economic vision and logic predominated over the political agreements Given the accumulation of compromises and agreements since 1972 as well as the difficulties in implementation imposed by choices based on a short term financial economic vision it is necessary to develop a road map to internalize compromises in the economic order internally and externally fostering a transition agenda to a green inclusive and responsible economy These concepts are understood as follows A green economy seeks to ensure a friendly relationship between society s production processes and natural processes promoting conservation

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  • Rio+20 : A roadmap for ECE Forests in a Green Economy
    a Green Economy Organizing partners United Nations Economic Commission for Europe lead Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Finland the Netherlands Russian Federation Switzerland Turkey Serbia Sweden USA Introduction NEW TITLE What is your priority action for the Forest Sector to show the way towards a Green Economy The ECE Timber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission have developed a draft Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy The plan provides the basis for ECE member States to identify actions required at the national regional and international levels for a transition towards a green economy The plan covers the following sectors 1 Sustainable production and consumption of forest products 2 The low carbon forest sector 3 Decent green jobs in the forest sector 4 Valuation of and payment for forest ecosystem services 5 Monitoring and governance of the forest sector A Road Map and related timeline for the development and implementation of actions identified in the plan should be further developed during the side event Detailed programme Opening remarks 13 00 13 05 Remarks of the Chairs Heikki Granholm Finland and Bekir Kayacan Turkey 13 05 13 10 Sven Alkalaj Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe The Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy in the UNECE Region 13 10 13 15 Olman Serrano Coordinator Mountain Partnership Secretariat on behalf of Eduardo Rojas Assistant Director General FAO Forestry Department Short report of the Rio event on Forests the heart of the green economy and roadmap and timeline for the Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy in the UNECE Region 13 15 13 25 Jari Koskinen Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Finland The priority action s for the Finnish Forest Sector 13 25 13

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  • Rio+20 : Enhancing science-policy links for Rio+20: The Future Earth Initiative
    science policy links for Rio 20 The Future Earth Initiative Organizing partners International Council for Science ICSU Co organising Partner Scientific and Technological Community Major Group International Social Science Council ISSC Belmont Forum of Funding Agencies UNEP UNESCO UNU WMO Introduction This side event will explore calls in the Rio 20 outcome document to improve science policy links and to develop a new mechanism for international scientific cooperation and collaboration on sustainable development Speakers will introduce efforts by the scientific community to meet these demands particularly through the major new initiative Future Earth research for global sustainability Future Earth aims to deliver knowledge to enable societies to meet their sustainable development goals in the coming decades The event will encourage debate between scientists policy makers and civil society on what this initiative should provide and how it should be structured to ensure that international science is truly collaborating with society and policy makers and providing the knowledge needed in the wake of Rio 20 Future Earth is being established by a unique Alliance for global sustainability including researchers funders and users of knowledge comprising the International Council for Science ICSU the International Social Science Council ISSC the Belmont Forum of research funders the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP the United Nations University UNU and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO with the World Meteorological Organization WMO supportive and actively involved in the establishment of Future Earth Future Earth will build on the strengths of the current Global Environmental Change Programmes Diversitas IGBP IHDP and WCRP Detailed programme Event programme 13 00 Opening remarks Yuan Tseh Lee ICSU president 13 05 Future Earth presentation Diana Liverman co Director of the Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona USA Moderator Steven Wilson ICSU Executive Director 13 30

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  • Rio+20 : Youth as change agent for sustainable development
    Jun 2012 Room T 5 Youth as change agent for sustainable development Organizing partners Sole Batool Welfare Trust Introduction It will be a seminar presented by Mr Muhammad Kabir Secretary General Batool Welfare Trust Central idea will be bases on Sustainable Development Stress will on involvement of youth for success of Rio 20 declarations for the overall betterment of environment and sustainable development Detailed programme Youth as change agent for sustainable development is the main theme of the side event of Batool Welfare Trust for the Rio 20 The main idea was conceived from the demographic indication which reflects that Pakistan s approximately 64 of the population is between the ages of 15 35 whereas the total population is over 180 million Youth is the focal point for any objective to be achieved Pakistan is a country striving for economic growth and rapid industrialization is pretty much the first preference of the public and private sector In this prospect not much attention is being paid towards the environmental conservation Biodiversity and ecology is not a preference by any means Deforestation is a major threat Environmental laws are either not effective or comprehensive enough to cater the emerging environmental hazards Secondly government is not playing effective role to implement the existing set of rules and further legislation World in general and Pakistan in particular needs to shift to sustainable development Batool Welfare Trust sincerely believes that if we world community as a whole have to sustain the living conditions if not for ourselves but at least for our future generations we should and must mobilize youth to attain this very cause Following are the steps to be followed in order to ensure successful and effective participation of youth for sustainable development 1 Sensitize the youth about the importance of sustainable development

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  • Rio+20 : Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Latin America
    for the region strengthens the alliance of the 17 LPC member organizations to achieve synergy and a common product that will improve the quality of public policies on climate change and development CCD in the region and will strengthen both the capacity of policy makers and civil society to develop policies on CCD as well as the regional position in international negotiations through the identification of common strategies to be developed on the basis of this document Detailed programme The ultimate goal of the Report on the State and Quality of Public Policies on Climate Change and Development in Latin America is to contribute strengthening the capacities of public policy makers negotiating teams decision makers from the region and civil society in general in the design and implementation of public policies on climate change and development by providing a document that analyzes and assesses five dimensions of public policies on climate change in 10 countries in Latin America i results impacts of climate policies ii quality of policy design iii implementation level iv institutional strength and v political and social support The findings of the study will assess how the above five dimensions can affect the specific actions arising from public policies on climate change and development Moreover based on that assessment the study will also make recommendations to design and implement better policies in the countries of the Region Furthermore the purpose of the project is to promote the wide dissemination of the contents of the report among key players in the region by launching a side event at Rio 20 Summit Digital media will be used to enhance coverage the event The project proposes to ultimately integrate the issue of climate change in different areas of development with emphasis on the agricultural sector to respond and more effectively address the challenges and risks of climate change on the region Indeed the focus of this first report is agriculture AFOLU sector in general for three reasons a Its importance to the economies and populations of Latin America countries as a livelihoods linked to food security b Agricultural activities have not received the necessary attention in climate change policies aimed at mitigation and adaptation to national and regional level despite their considerable contribution to emissions of greenhouse gases c Public policies for the agricultural sector in Latin America in general are not part of climate change agenda Although the report deepen the analysis in the agricultural sector it also includes information about public policies related to climate change in general Moreover the report is designed in a flexible way to better reflect the different realities of Latin American countries The research results of the national studies will be socialized and enriched in national forums to be held in April and then the Regional Report will be launched in a side event as part of the Rio 20 Summit in Rio de Janeiro Brazil LPC carries out this report on 10 countries in Latin America where members of the LPC have

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