|Event Date/Time: Mar 13, 2012|
Â·Rio+20 process: when do meetings take place? How can I participate? How can I find important documents? Are there regional and national opportunities? How does this process link to other processes?
Â·Themes of Rio+20: What do these themes mean? What topics are of crucial importance for business? Are there other topics I should be aware of?
Â·Outcomes: what can we expect as outcome from Rio+20? How might this translate for my company?
In June 2012, world leaders will meet in Rio for the twentieth anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development; this is a time for reflection on what has been achieved and what has been left undone by the past generation. The objective of the Conference is to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges
In practical terms, consensus on sustainable development calls for international cooperation and national leadership to achieve convergence between economic development, social development and environmental protection.
The two themes of the conference are:
Â·Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
Â·The institutional framework for sustainable development
The speakers are:
Louise Kantrow, ICC Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Martina Bianchini, Vice President, EU Government Affairs and Public Policy, The Dow Chemical Company, Belgium
Laurent Corbier, Vice-President, Sustainable Development & Continuous Improvement, Areva, France