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Sustainable Development Policy & Practice
Rio Conventions Pavilion

13-22 June 2012 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Summary of the Meeting

Highlights from Friday, 22 June


The Rio Conventions Pavilion concluded on Friday, 22 June, with Cities Day. Sessions included: local leadership driving global change; cities spurring change - tools and techniques for integrated urban planning; and a sustainable future for our children - the FURUSATO movement.
Web coverage for Friday, 22June

 

Rajat Agrawal, Children's Forest Program
Baljit Wadhwa, Senior Evaluation Officer, GEF, "The Journey to Rio:
Gathering Evidence on Expectations for the GEF" e-book.


Richard Register, Founder, EcoCity Builders
Mercedes Bresso, President, EU Committee of the Regions

Silvio Barros, Mayor, City of Maringa, Brazil
Gino van Begin, Deputy Secretary General, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Carlito Merrs, Mayor, City of Joinville, Brazil
Hélène Mandroux, Mayor, City of Montpellier, France

Hélène Mandroux, Mayor, City of Montpellier, France
Carlito Merrs, Mayor, City of Joinville, Brazil, and Silvio Barros, Mayor, City of Maringa, Brazil, with translator.

Highlights for the Rio Conventions Pavilion - Thursday, 21 June 2012


The Rio Conventions Pavilion continued on Thursday, 21 June, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Rio Conventions. The morning began with a breakfast of the Rio Convention COP Presidencies. Four panel sessions addressed: the launch of the pilot partnership on national implementation of synergies among the Rio Conventions; the launch of Mozambique’s Green Economy Roadmap; why the three Rio Conventions are critical to achieving poverty eradication; and how the UN system can better integrate environment within the development framework. The celebration concluded with a high-level reception in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Conventions.

Read the daily report with highlights from Thursday, 21 June, in English (in HTML or PDF format)

Web coverage for Thursday, 21 June


Panel L-R: Jim Leape, Director General, WWF, Panel Moderator; Alcinda Antonio de Abreu, Minister for the Coordination of Environmental Affairs, Mozambique; President Armando Emilio Guebuza, Mozambique; and Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank (AfDB).

President Armando Emilio Guebuza, Mozambique
Jim Leape, Director General, WWF

Panel (L-R): David Nabarro, Office of the United Nations Secretary General; Ralph Payet, Minister of Environment and Energy, the Seychelles; Dennis Garrity, UNCCD Drylands Ambassador; Uriel Safriel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO; and CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias.

CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias
Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO

Highlights for the Rio Conventions Pavilion - Wednesday, 20 June 2012


The Rio Conventions Pavilion continued on Wednesday, 20 June, convening for Gender Mainstreaming Day. The event consisted of sessions on: mainstreaming gender in the three Rio Conventions - progress to date and way forward; linking research, policy and practice for gender-responsive action in forestry; political leadership and gender, and stakeholders panel; and a celebration of women’s leadership in sustainable development. A special event on the economics of sustainable development also took place.

Read the daily report with highlights from Wednesday, 20 June, in English (in HTML or PDF format)

Web coverage for Wednesday, 20 June


Panel (L-R): UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres; Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet; UNCCD Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja; and Jamie Webbe, CBD Secretariat.

Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres

Jamie Webbe, CBD Secretariat
UNCCD Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja

Panel (L-R): Carmen Becerril, President, ACCIONA Energy; Julia Duncan-Cassell, Minister of Gender and Development, Liberia; President Tarja Halonen, Finland; UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres; Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland; Yolanda Kakbadse, President, WWF; and Ed King, Climate Change TV.

Highlights for the Rio Conventions Pavilion - Tuesday, 19 June 2012


The Rio Conventions Pavilion continued on Tuesday, 19 June 2012, convening for Financing Sustainable Development Day. The event consisted of two sessions on natural capital solutions - protected areas meeting global environmental challenges, and investing in natural capital in Africa, Asia and Latin America - partnerships, policies and investments. The day concluded with a pre-launch reception for Mozambique’s Green Economy Roadmap.

Read the daily report with highlights from Tuesday, 19 June, in English (in HTML or PDF format)

Web coverage for Tuesday, 19 June


Panel (L-R): Charles Besançon, LifeWeb, CBD Secretariat; Session Moderator Nik Lopoukhine, Chair, IUCN/WCPA; Kathy MacKinnon, Vice-Chair, IUCN/WCPA; CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Sousa Dias; Paul Grimes, Secretary, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Populations and Communities, Australia; and Poul Engberg-Pedersen, Deputy Director General, IUCN.

Charles Besançon, LifeWeb, CBD Secretariat, and Session Moderator Nik Lopoukhine, Chair, IUCN/WCPA
Paul Grimes, Secretary, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Populations and Communities, Australia, and Poul Engberg-Pedersen, Deputy Director General, IUCN

Highlights for the Rio Conventions Pavilion - Monday, 18 June 2012


The Rio Conventions Pavilion continued on Monday, 18 June 2012, convening for Business Day. The event consisted of high-level opening remarks and panels on: business and the Conventions from Rio to Rio+20; towards a green economy; and bringing industry into the green economy through sustainability and research and technology. The event concluded with a Natural Capital Declaration.

Read the daily report with highlights from Monday, 18 June, in English (in HTML or PDF format)

Web coverage for Monday, 18 June


Peter Bakker, President, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres in the audience at Business Day.


Panel (L-R): Kook Hyun Moon, President, New Paradigm Institute; Bjorn Stigson, Former President, WBCSD; Panel Moderator Carlos Busquets, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); Bambi Semroc, Conservation International; Jeff Seabright, Coca-Cola; and Thierry Nowaczyk, Airbus.
Panel (L-R): Thomas Lovejoy, the Global Environment Facility (GEF); Pavan Sukhdev, The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Report Team; Malcom Preston, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC); Jochen Zeitz, Puma; Richard Spencer, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, ICAEW; and Marcelo Cardoso, Natura.

Highlights for the Rio Conventions Pavilion - Sunday, 17 June 2012


The Rio Conventions Pavilion continued on Sunday, 17 June 2012, focusing on the theme of securing healthy soils and stopping land degradation within a generation and global observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification. The event commenced with a high-level round table on what sustainable land and soil management can do to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Panels addressed: towards a zero net land and soil degradation world; the Global Soil Partnership; and the economics of land degradation. The day concluded with global observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification and a Land for Life Award reception.

Read the daily report with highlights from Sunday, 17 June, in English (in HTML or PDF format)

Web coverage for Sunday, 17 June


UNCCD Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja
Yukie Hori, UNCCD Secretariat

Panel (L-R): Martin Frik, Ambassador to the UN, Germany; Jochen Flasbarth, President, German Federal Environment Agency (UBA); Alexander Mueller, UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO); Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, CBD Executive Secretary; Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD Executive Secretary; Don Koo Lee, Minister, Korea Forest Service, Republic of Korea; Timo Makela, Directorate-General of the Environment (DG-Environment), European Commission; Mannava Sivakumar, World Meteorological Organization (WMO); Kanayo Nwanze, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); and Jan McAlpine, UNFF.

Panel Chair Don Koo Lee, Minister, Korea Forest Service, Republic of Korea
CBD Executive Secretary Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias

Panel (L-R): Dennis Garrity, Executive Board Member, World Agroforestry Council (ICRAF); Jochen Flasbarth, President, UBA; Antonio Magalhães, Chair, UNCCD Committee on Science and Technology (CST); Don Koo Lee, Minister, Korea Forest Service, Republic of Korea; and Veerle Vandeweerd, UN Development Programme (UNDP)

Antonio Magalhães, Chair, UNCCD CST
Veerle Vandeweerd, UNDP

Panel (L-R): Luca Montanarella, JRC, European Commission; Blessing Manale, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa; Sergio Zelaya, UNCCD Secretariat; Ibrahim Thiaw, Director, Department of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI), UNEP; and Kook-Hyun Moon, Chair, Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Business Forum.

Highlights for the Rio Conventions Pavilion - Saturday, 16 June 2012


The Rio Conventions Pavilion (RCP) continued on Saturday, 16 June 2012, focusing on Oceans. The event consisted of seven panels, a lunch celebrating 10 years of the Global Ocean Forum (GOF) and the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and a closing session presenting the outcomes of Oceans Day to the Rio+20 process.

Panel sessions included: renewing out political commitments - perspectives on Rio+20; scaling up integrated governance of the oceans; the living ocean - enhancing fisheries for food security, social and economic benefits; small island developing states (SIDS) and oceans - building resilience, enhancing social and economic benefits; climate change and ocean acidification; toward the blue economy and society - perspectives, experiences and initiatives; and moving forward.

Oceans Day was co-chaired by Biliana Cicin-Sain, President, Global Oceans Forum (GOF), Tuiloma Neroni Slade, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, and Wendy Watson-Wright, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

Read the daily report with highlights from Saturday, 16 June, in English (in HTML or PDF format)

Web coverage for Saturday, 16 June


Panel (L-R): Oceans Day Co-Chair Biliana Cicin-Sain, President, Global Oceans Forum (GOF); Gustavo Fonseca, the Global Environment Facility (GEF); Veerle Vandeweerd, UN Development Programme (UNDP); Oceans Day Co-Chair Tuiloma Neroni Slade, Secretary General, Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat; Oceans Day Co-Chair Wendy Watson-Wright, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC); Wang Hong, State Oceanic Administration, China; Karl Falkenberg, Director-General for Environment, European Commission; and Ana Prates, Ministry of Environment, Brazil.

Panel (L-R): Juan Carlos Ordoñez, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Honduras; Flavio Bezzera da Silva, Secretary of Fisheries Planning and Regulation, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Brazil; Su'a Tanielu, Director-General, Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), Solomon Islands; Rachel Kyte, Vice President for the Sustainable Development Network, World Bank; Árni Mathiesen, UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO); Russell Smith, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), US; Sebastian Mathew, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF); and Nicholas Watts, Commonwealth Human Ecology Council (CHEC), UK.

Highlights for the Rio Conventions Pavilion - Friday, 15 June 2012


The Rio Conventions Pavilion continued on Friday, 15 June 2012, focusing on the theme of ecosystem-based adaptation. Events addressed: ecosystem based approaches to adaptation - from concept to action; economic valuation of land - an approach to advance sustainable development in the context of a green economy; the Bonn Challenge - restoring 150 million hectares of degraded landscapes by 2020; and coastal climate change solutions - from principles to practice.

Read the daily report with highlights from Friday, 15 June, in English (in HTML or PDF format)

Web coverage for Friday, 15 June


Panel (L-R): Jaime Webbe, CBD Secretariat; Jacqueline Alder, UNEP; Robert Nasi, Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR); Didier Dogley, Special Advisor to the Minister of Environment and Energy, the Seychelles; Sefanaia Nawadra, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP); and Moderator Kate Brown, Global Island Partnership.

Panel (L-R): Ahmed Senhoury, IUCN; Jaime Webbe, CBD Secretariat; Lynn Hale, The Nature Conservancy; Nelson Colmenares, UNEP Caribbean Environment Programme; and Jacqueline Alder, UNEP.

Highlights for the Rio Conventions Pavilion - Thursday, 14 June 2012


The Rio Conventions Pavilion (RCP) continued on Thursday, 14 June 2012, focusing on the themes Africa and Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. Three sessions were held addressing: economic valuation of land (EVL) - an approach to advance sustainable development in the context of a green economy; facilitating green growth in Africa - perspectives from the African Development Bank (AfDB); and the contribution of traditional knowledge to climate mitigation and adaptation.

Read the daily report with highlights from Thursday, 14 June, in English (in HTML or PDF format)

Web coverage for Thursday, 14 June

Panel (L-R): John Soussan, Offering Sustainable Land-Use Options (OSLO) Consortium; Aly Abou-Sabaa, African Development Bank (AFDB) Simone Quatrini, Global Mechanism; Elijah Phiri, University of Zambia; Timo Busch, ETH Zurich; Andrew Seidl, IUCN; and William Ehlers, Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Simone Quatrini, Global Mechanism
John Soussan, OSLO Consortium

Panel (L-R): Kate Raworth, Oxfam; Frank Sperling, AfDB; Aly Abou-Sabaa, AfDB; Anthony Okon, AfDB; Junya Nakano, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan; and Laurent Some, WWF.

Moderator Daniel Makokera, CEO,
Pamuzinda Productions, South Africa
Kate Raworth, Oxfam

Panel (L-R): Diana Nacimiento, Conservation International Fellow; Johnson Cerda, Conservation International; Jennifer Rubis, UNESCO; and Jadder Lewis, Center for Indigenous Peoples Autonomy and Development, Nicaragua.

Highlights for the Rio Conventions Pavilion - Wednesday, 13 June 2012


The Rio Conventions Pavilion (RCP) opened on 13 June 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in parallel with the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20). The Pavilion opened with a side event presented by the International Institute for Sustainable Development Reporting Services (IISD-RS) on “Roads from Rio,” and followed with a reception sponsored by the Rio Conventions, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The IISD-RS event launched the ENB Mobile app and the newly published book “The Roads from Rio: Lessons Learned from Twenty Years of Multilateral Environmental Negotiations.”

Read the daily report with highlights from Wednesday, 13 June, in English (in HTML or PDF format)

Web coverage for Wednesday, 13 June

Panel (L-R): David Ainsworth, CBD Secretariat; Pamela Chasek, ENB Executive Editor; Peter Doran, ENB Team Member; and Kimo Goree, Vice President, IISD-RS

Kimo Goree, Vice President, IISD-RS
Pamela Chasek, ENB Executive Editor

Particpants enjoy a reception celebrating the 20th anniversary
of ENB and the launch of the Rio Conventions Pavilion.

Darren Swanson, IISD, explains IISD service
to participants during the reception.

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*Rio Conventions Pavilion website
*Rio Conventions Pavilion programme
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UNCSD or Rio+20 resources
*Meeting website
*Third PrepCom website
*Third PrepCom organization of work
*Secretary-General’s report on objectives and themes
*Synthesis report on best practices and lessons learned on the objective and themes of the Conference
*UNCSD website
*UNCSD organization of work
*Implementation of Agenda 21, the programme for the further implementation of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD)
*Side events at Rio+20
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*SD-Learning at Rio+20
*Partnership Forum
*Rio+20 calendar
*Member states

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability, 17-20 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro
*IISD RS coverage of Rio+20: Third PrepCom and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), 13-22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
*IISD RS coverage of the Third Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document of the UNCSD, 29 May - 2 June 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of the Second Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 23 April - 4 May 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at the Second Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 23 April - 4 May 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of the First Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the zero draft of the outcome document and Third Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 19-23 and 26-27 March 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at the First Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the zero draft of the outcome document and Third Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 19-23 and 26-27 March 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of the Initial Discussions on the “zero draft” of the outcome document for the UNCSD or Rio+20, 25-27 January 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of the Second Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 15-16 December 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS summary report of the Economic Commission for Europe’s Regional Preparatory Meeting for the UNCSD or Rio+20, 1-2 December 2011, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UNCSD or Rio+20 African Regional Preparatory Process, 20-25 October 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UNCSD or Rio+20) Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Asia Pacific Region, 19-20 October 2011, Seoul, Republic of Korea (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the UNCSD or Rio+20) Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Arab Region, 16-17 October 2011, Cairo, Egypt
IISD RS coverage of the Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference, 21-23 September 2011, Astana, Kazakhstan
*IISD RS coverage of the UNCSD or Rio+20 Regional Preparatory Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, 7-9 September 2011, Santiago, Chile
*IISD RS summary report of the UNCSD or Rio+20 Subregional Preparatory Committee for the Pacific Countries, 21-22 July 2011, Apia, Samoa (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UNCSD or Rio+20 Subregional Preparatory Committee for the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea Countries, 7-8 July 2011, Mahé, Seychelles (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UNCSD or Rio+20 Subregional Preparatory Meeting for the Caribbean, 20 June 2011, Georgetown, Guyana (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the Keeping the Green Economy Blue: A Workshop in Preparation for the UNCSD or Rio+20, 29 April 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee for the UNCSD or Rio+20, 7-8 March 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the First Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 10-11 January 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the UNCSD or Rio+20, 17-19 May 2010, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS coverage of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), 26 August - 4 September 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa
*IISD RS coverage of the UN Conference on Environment and Development, 3-14 June 1992, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings
*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Sustainable Energy Activities
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
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