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Rio Conventions Pavilion

13-22 June 2012 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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.
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres
UNCCD Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja

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Opening Remarks


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

Business and the Conventions from Rio to Rio+20


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 Moderator Carlos Busquets, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Jeff Seabright, Coca-Cola and Thierry Nowaczyk, Airbus

Bambi Semroc, Conservation International
Kook Hyun Moon, President, New Paradigm Institute and Bjorn Stigson, Former President, WBCSD

Towards the Green Economy


Panel (L-R): Alessandra Santini, Region of Abruzzo, Italy; Iris Flacco, Energy Department, Region of Abruzzo, Italy; Valentina Lira, Concha y Toro Winery, Chile; and Bernhard Kiep, New Holland Agriculture.

Valentina Lira, Concha y Toro Winery, Chile
Bernhard Kiep, New Holland Agriculture

Iris Flacco, Energy Department, Region of Abruzzo, Italy
Alessandra Santini, Region of Abruzzo, Italy

Bringing Industry into the Green Economy: Sustainability, Research and Techology


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.

Panel Moderator Thomas Lovejoy, GEF
Richard Spencer, ICAEW and Marcelo Cardoso, Natura

Participant intervenes during session
Pavan Sukhdev, TEEB Report Team; Malcom Preston, PwC; and Jochen Zeitz, Puma;

Panel Moderator Thomas Lovejoy, the Global Environment
Facility (GEF) and Pavan Sukhdev, The Economics of
Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Report Team
Richard Spencer, Institute of Chartered
Accountants in England and Wales, ICAEW

Breakout Sessions on Bringing Industry Into the Green Economy


Breakout Session 1: Sustainability Panel (L-R): Guillermo Calleja Pardo, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos; Alexis Valqui, National Metrology Institute (PTB); Alexandre Parker, Volvo; Jasmin Eymery, General Electric; Niall Dunne, BT PLC; Arthur Lavieri, CEO, Suzlon; and Breakout Group Facilitator Gerard Bos, IUCN.

Breakout Session 2: Research and Technology Panel (L-R): Jeroen Douglas, Solidaridad Latin America; Alfredo Cabral, Vertica business consultancy; Kelly Goodejohn, Starbucks; Fred Zülli, Mibelle Biochemistry Group, Switzerland; Bernado Roehrs, Agroamerica, Guatemala; and Rodrigo Somogyi, Ecofratas, Brazil.

(L-R): Paul Artaxo, University of Sao Paulo; Jeroen Douglas, Solidaridad Latin America; Alfredo Cabral, Vertica business consultancy; and Kelly Goodejohn, Starbucks

Natural Capital Declaration


Roadmap to Account for Nature Panel (L-R): Andrew Mitchell, Global Canopy Programme; Joppe Cramwinckel, WBCSD; Mario Monzoni, Centre for Sustainability Studies at FGV (FGVces); Richard Burrett, Earth Capital Partners and UNEP FI Co-Chair; Kookie Habtegaber, Natural Capital Declaration; and Richard Spencer, TEEB for Business Coalition.

Accounting for Nature in Four Steps Panel (L-R): Alan McGill, PwC; Martin Turner, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Paul Simpson, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP); and Paul Druckman, International Integrated Reporting Council.

Natural Capital in the Big Picture - Where We Are Today Panel (L-R): Andrew Mitchell, Global Canopy Programme; Joppe Cramwinckel, WBCSD; Rosemary Bissett, National Australian Bank (NAB); Andrew Hobday, Mars Incorporated; and Mary Barton-Dock, World Bank.

Closing Remarks (L-R): Jennifer Morris, Vice President of the Ecosystem Finance Division of Conservation International (CI) makes closing remarks.

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