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January 2012


I was asked to speak at the French Conference 'Towards a new global governance of the environment' in paris on the 31st of January. Other speakers included the French Minister Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, the great Danish Minister  Ida AukenHer uncle Svend Auken was also environment Minister and helped get WSSD off the ground.  Brice Lalonde Executive Coordinator Rio+20, Andre Correa de Lago  Rio+20 Brazilian Ambassador and Cherif Rahmani Algerian Minister of the Environment. The event looked at the idea of upgrading the UNEP into a World Environmental Organization and the creation of a Sustainable Development Council of the UN General Assembly. In my presentation i supported both and the call by industry for a Convention on Corporate Sustainability.

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