Facilitating a breakfast discussion on Sustainable Development Goals at UNEP Global Ministers Environment Forum with Ambassador Owor (Kenya) and Paula Cavallero (Colombia) and Minister of Environment Peru and Deputy Ministers from Guatemala and Colombia. I represented the DPI NGO Conference Chairs text suggestions on SDGs.
Speaking at the UNEP Global Major Groups and Stakeholder Forum Conference in Nairobi.
"Rio+20 must ensure we take a different economic path. And while the term green economy has become controversial in some circles, it does at last put the economy on the table for discussion. I believe we should see it more as a just transition from where we are now to a one that puts sustainability and people, equity and fairness at its core."
The European Economic and Social Council Confernce Go Sustainable Be Responsible opening panel with Felix Dodds Executive Director, Brice Lalonde, Exeuctive Coordinator for Rio+20, Staffan Nilsson EESC President and Janez Potcnik Commissioner for Environment European Commissioner
The Dutch Platform for Rio+20 invited me to address a Rio+20 event (February 2nd 2012). Chairing is the Dutch Ambassador for Sustainable Development Kitty Vander Haijden. The event updated the Dutch stakeholders on the developments the previous week at the UNCSD 2012 preparatory meeting and what might be possible for Rio.
a video from the EESC session with Felix Dodds Executive Director, Brice Lalonde, Exeuctive Coordinator for Rio+20, Staffan Nilsson EESC President and Janez Potcnik Commissioner for Environment European Commissioner.