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This diary of events was compiled by Stakeholder Forum. Theinformation was principally sourced from the official Rio+20website (www.uncsd2012.org) but also from various otherinitiative specific websites.For this, we would like to give a special thanks to the UNCSDSecretariat.Welcome to Rio!And welcome to ‘Running ‘Round Rio+20’! Think of thisDiary as a pocket-guide to all the unofficial side events hap-pening in Rio de Janeiro this June outside RioCentro.There is so much going on around Rio+20 that it’s hard enou-gh even just to coordinate getting from one event to the next- so Stakeholder Forum decided to try and help you makesense of it all. In this booklet you will find all the unofficialevents (those that are happening outside RioCentro). Forevery event, we’ve tried to get a hold of the date, time, venueand a blurb of what each event will consist of (although thereare still a few TBC, so please bear with us!).But this booklet is far more that just a mere Diary - if youflip to the end you’ll find a list relevant exhibitions, a list ofuseful resources and publications, a photobook of the MajorGroup Representatives, and a Photobook of our StakeholderForum staff who’ll be with you in Rio. (This draft is currenlya work in progress, so a lot of this will be missing at this sta-ge unfortunately! But it will be up soon!)Remember to check out the Official Side Events on theUNSCD website! (http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/mee-tings_sidevents.html)You can find an electronic version of this booklet at: http://www.stakeholderforum.org/fileadmin/files/diaryofevent-sweb.pdf if you want to try and be papersmart!
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTMon 4 - Wed13 June6th World YouthCongressSitio das Pedras Peace Child InternationalThe World Youth Congress (WYC) is a biennial gathering ofyoung activists from all over the world who are focused onexpanding the role of youth in sustainable development. TheWYC is not just a conference, It is a festival, a fun and mufti-faceted series of training courses, an advocacy exercise foryouth-led development, a hands-on series of action projectswith local people and many other things besides. To see theprogramme visit: http://wycrio2012.org/?page_id=66wycrio2012.orgTue 5 JuneWorldEnvironement DayTBC UNEPWorld Environment Day is an annual event that is aimed atbeing the biggest and most widely celebrated global day forpositive environmental action. The 2012 theme for WorldEnvironment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you? and ishosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.www.hqweb.unep.org/wedTue 5 JuneLaunch of UNEPGlobalEnvironmentOutlook (GEO-5)ReportTBC UNEPThe 5th edition, GEO-5, will be launched in time for Rio+20.GEO-5 has been developed by qualified teams of scientistsaround the world and covers important environmental issuessuch as atmosphere, biodiversity, land, and other challengesin the earth system. It identifies regional priorities, andsuggests global responses for moving towards sustainabilitywww.unep.org/geo/Tue 5 - Wed 6JuneWorld Symposiumon SustainableDevelopment atUniversities(WSSD-U-2012)TBCResearch and TransferCentre “Applications ofLife Sciences”, HamburgUniversity of AppliedSciences, LondonMetropolitan University.Support from: RCEHamburg and Region.The aims of the “World Symposium on Sustainable Developmentat Universities” (WSSD-U-2012) are:1. to provide universities across the world with an opportunity todisplay and present their works relating to education forsustainable development at university level;2. to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiencesacquired in the execution of projects, from successful initiativesand good practice;3. to discuss methodological approaches and projects whichaim to integrate the topic of sustainable development in thecurriculum of universities;4. to network the participants and provide a platform so theycan explore possibilities for cooperation;5. to document and disseminate the wealth of experiencesavailable today.www.haw-hamburg.de/en/ftz-als/veranstaltungen/world-symposium-on-sustainable-development-at-universities-wssd-u-2012.html
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTThurs 7 - Tue12 JuneYouth Blast –Conference ofYouth for Rio +20TBCMajor Group for Childrenand Youth Major GroupThe overall aim of the Youth Blast is to empower youngpeople to effectively participate through the MGCY in itsengagement with Rio+20 and its processes. Within this, thereare three areas of focus: (i) Build capacity amongst youngpeople to effectively participate in the formal and informalprocesses of Rio+20; (ii) Strategise for MGCY engagementin the official process of Rio+20; and (iii) Plan for a post-Rio+20 agenda that incorporates the implementation of theoutcomes of Rio+20The event will be divided into two sections; Brazilian Days (7-9June) aimed at supporting and strengthening the host countryyouth movement, and International Days (10-12 June) aimed atbringing together Brazilian and International Youth to preparefor Rio+20.uncsdchildrenyouth.org/rio20/youth-blast/Mon 11 - Tue12 JuneTEDxRio+20Forte deCopacabanaTEDxRio+20This independently organised TEDxRio event will unite thinkersof diverse areas of knowledge in order to understand andanalyze HUMAN POWER, a force with great capacity todestroy, maintain, and above all, to construct a new planetand a new way of life.en.tedxrio20.com/Tue 11 - Thurs13 JuneII Trade UnionAssembly onLabour andEnvironmentTBCWorkers & Trade UnionsMajor Group, ITUC andSustainlabour (supportfrom UNEP and others)Issues to be discussed from a labour justice perspective areclimate change, chemicals, natural resources (i.e. water, energy,food), and collective bargaining on environment.www.sustainlabour.org/noticia.php?lang=EN&idnoticia=376Mon 11 - Fri15 JuneForum on Science,Technology andInnovation forSustainableDevelopmentPontificalCatholicUniversityInternational Council forScienceInterdisciplinary scientific discussions, and dialogues betweenscientists, policy-makers, Major Groups and other stakeholderswww.icsu.org/rio20/science-and-technology-forumMon 11 - Fri22 June (tbc)Forum on SocialEntrepreneurshipand the NewEconomyCopacabanaFort4 main partners: RobertoMaurinho Foundation(RMF), City Hall, SaoPaulo Business Federation,Rio Business Federation.The objectives of the forum will be:• to give visibility/showcase entrepreneurs and how theyimpact on the new economy• to provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to show projectsto social investors and provide a space for debate around thenew firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTTue 12 - Wed23 JuneStudent ReportercoachingprogrammeTBC Oikosoikos invites business and economics students (Bachelor to PhD)from around the world to take part in the Student Reportercoaching programme and live blogging at the Rio+20 UNSummit in Rio-Brazil. The programme includes a full fledgedtraining programme including social media expert coaches,experienced programme alumni assistance, and an internationalproject lead.www.studentreporter.org/apply-for-rio20Tue 12 - Thurs14 JuneICLEI UrbanNatureConferenceBelo Horizonte,BrazilICLEIUrban Nature is a conference series focusing on UrbanBiodiversity and Food Security. The International UrbanResearchers’ Symposium on local sustainability will beintegrated into the main congress program, providingopportunities for participants to interact directly withresearchers to jointly identify research needs and to shareinteresting local case study examples.worldcongress2012.iclei.org/urban-nature.htmlWed 13 - Fri15 JuneGlobal andRegional Researchon SustainableConsumption andProduction:Achievements,Challenges, andDialoguesTBCGlobal Research Forum onSustainable Consumptionand ProductionThis workshop will focus on the production of sustainableconsumption and production (SCP) research, as well as itscommunication and application in practice. It will bring thisresearch together through review papers from variousperspectives, make it available to practitioners and the widerpublic, including participants at the UN Conference onSustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), and promotesupport for new research based on practitioners’ researchneeds. The workshop is by invitation only.grfscp.wordpress.comWed 13 - Fri15 June3rd PreparatoryCommitteeMeetingRioCentro UNCSD www.uncsd2012.org/Wed 13 - Fri22 JuneSD-learning TBC UNCSDSD-Learning is a capacity building event consisting of multiplecourses on crucial aspects of sustainable development. Thecourses aim at providing participants with practical knowledgeand hands-on training from experts around the world.www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?page=view&type=13&nr=472&menu=46Thurs 14 JuneTransboundaryWaters, ClimateChange and GoodGovernanceTBC WWF (and others TBC)The event will focus on recognizing those countries that haverecently ratified the UN Watercourses Convention and thosethat are making commitments to ratify by the end of the year.Meg.Patterson@wwfus.orgThur 14 - Fri15 JuneThe Global Forumfor ResponsibleManagementEducationPRMESecretariat ofthe UN GlobalCompact OfficeWindsor Barra HotelOfficial platform for management-related Higher EducationInstitutions (HEIs) to inform the proceedings and outcomesof two conferences - the Global Compact Rio+20 CorporateSustainability Forum and the historic global UN Conference onSustainable Development - Rio+20.www.unprme.org/global-forum/index.php
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTThurs 14 -Mon 18 JuneICLEI WorldCongress 2012Belo Horizonte,BrazilICLEIThe Congress will deal with the pressing issues facing urbanareas in this unpredictable era of change. It will bring ICLEIMembers, partners, global strategists, academics and NGOstogether. Participants will learn from inspirational speakers andreal-life city cases about cutting-edge integrated solutionsto the challenges we face. Closely linked to the UN Rio+20conference, the ICLEI World Congress 2012 will chart the wayforward for local governments and their partners to a moresustainable and prosperous future.www.iclei.org/worldcongress2012Thurs 14 - Fri22 JuneRio ConventionsPavilion at Rio+20Athlete’s ParkRio Conventions (UNFCCC,UNCCD and CBD), theGlobal EnvironmentFacility (GEF), and 25other international,national and local partnersThe Rio Conventions Pavilion at Rio+20 is a collaborativeoutreach activity. It aims to promote and strengthensynergies between the Rio Conventions at implementationlevels by providing a coordinated platform for awareness-raising and information-sharing about the linkages inscience, policy and practice between biodiversity, climatechange and combating desertification/land degradation.www.riopavilion.org/rio/Thurs 14 - Fri22 JuneWomen Rio+20Good PracticeAward ceremonyin Rio de JaneiroRioCentroSponsor: GIZ (GermanAgency for InternationalCooperation). Organisers:WECF (Women in Europefor a Common Future),UNEP, the Network ofWomen Ministers andLeaders of theEnvironment and theWomen’s Major Groupcore members VAM,WEDO, ENERGIA, DAWNand Global ForestCoalition.Five awards of 1,000 USD each will be presented at a festiveceremony during the UN Rio+20 summit 20 – 22 June 2012, inBrazil. Members of the Network of Women Ministers and Leadersfor the Environment (NWMLE) will present the awards.www.wecf.eu/english/articles/2012/05/award-rioplus20.phpFri 15 June10:00 - 17:00Forum EmpresarialRIO+20 (BrazilianBusiness ForumRIO+20)Planetário daGáveaFórum EmpresarialRio+20Forum aims to discuss issues of Green Economy and SocialGovernance with companies, local governments and civilsociety.www.forumriomais20.com.br/index.php/quem-somos/forum-empresarial-rio20
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTFri 15 June13:15 - 14:45Impacts of Plasticson theEnvironment andthe Health ofWomen andChildrenTBC Voices of African MothersThe health impact of plastics on women and children aroundthe globewww.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?page=view&type=13&nr=670&menu=46Fri 15 JuneAICESIS sideeventTBCAICESIS and the BrazilianCDESThis side event will consist of a presentation of the workinggroup report and a debate between AICESIS members andmany high-level guests.Fri 15 - Sat 16JunePeoples’ Meetingson Ecological Debt,Climate Change,and ValeAterro doFlamengoBrazilian Civil SocietyFacilitating committeeAs part of the Peoples’ Summit, there will be a plenary onReparations of Ecological Debt, and a Meeting of PeoplesAffected by Climate Change. In parallel there will be a ThirdInternational Meeting of Peoples Affected by Valecupuladospovos.org.br/en/Fri 15 - Sun17 JuneWorld Summit ofLegislaturesTBC GLOBE internationalThe Summit will seek to place national legislation, naturalcapital and scrutiny at the heart of implementing the Rioagendahttp://www.globeinternational.info/world-summit-of-legislators/Fri 15 - Sun17 JuneWorld Meeting ofEnvironmentalLawyersJardinBotanique deRio de JaneiroInternational Centre ofComparativeEnvironmental Law(C.I.D.C.E.)Presentation of all gaps in environmental law and proposalsfor new commitments and new environmental law conventionswww.cidce.orgFri 15 - Sun17 June3rd InternationalUrbanResearchers’Symposium onlocal sustainabilityBelo Horizonte,BrazilICLEIThe symposium will be integrated into the main congressprogram, providing opportunities for participants to interactdirectly with researchers to jointly identify research needsand to share interesting local case study examples.http://worldcongress2012.iclei.org/researchers-symposium/Fri 15 - Mon18 JuneRio+20 CorporateSustainabilityForum: Innovationand Collaborationfor the Future WeWantWindsor BarraHotelUnited Nations GlobalCompactThe forum’s objective is to bring greater scale and quality tocorporate sustainability practiceswww.compact4rio.org
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTFri 15 - Sat 23JunePeople’s Summitfor Social andEnvironmentalJusticeAterro doFlamengoBrazilian Civil SocietyFacilitating committeeTo meet the challenges of the systemic crisis, the People’sSummit will not only be a great event. It is part of a historicalprocess of accumulation and convergence of local, regional andglobal struggles, that have anti-capitalist, classist, anti-racist,anti-patriarchal and anti-homophobic political frames.We want to transform Rio+20 in a moment of opportunity toaddress the serious problems that humanity is facing anddemonstrate the political power of organized people. ”Comereinvent the world” is our call and our invitation for theparticipation of the organizations and social movements in Braziland in the world.cupuladospovos.org.br/en/Sat 16 June09:00 - 18:00Responsible Miningin MegadiverseCountriesRioCentro Major GroupsThrough the development of four different subject panels, theforum will foster a space for respectful discussion and debateabout how to do mining responsibly in megadiverse countries.The subject panels proposed here will cover issues of regionalsustainability, environmental standards for the miningindustry, economic linkages to bind sustainable development,and policy for responsible miningwww.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?page=view&type=13&nr=676&menu=46Sat 16 June10:00 - 19:00The Oceans Day atRio+20:Advancing Oceansand Coasts atRio+20 andBeyondRio ConventionsPavillionGlobal Ocean ForumThe Oceans Day at Rio+20 will bring together high-levelrepresentatives from governments, international organizations,nongovernmental organizations, industry, and the sciencecommunity to: 1. Provide perspectives on the ocean outcomesof the Rio+20 Conference; 2. Showcase major fundedinitiatives to spur action on oceans, coasts, and small islanddeveloping States in the post-Rio+20 world; and 3. Consider theopportunities and challenges for implementation of the“oceans package” emanating from the Rio+20 Conference.www.globaloceans.org/content/rio20Sat 16 June11:00 - 15:00World Summit onGreen Tourismand CreativeEconomyPlanetarium ofRio de JaneiroTBCwww.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?page=view&type=13&nr=890&menu=46Sat 16 JuneSeminar onSustainableCommunitiesClube deEngenhariaAv. Rio Branco124 – 20º floorUNESCO, WorldFederation of EngineeringOrganizations & the WorldBankThis one-day seminar will provide practitioners, policy-makersand decision-makers involved in the planning, operationand management of communities the opportunity to learnworld-leading best practices towards achieving a sustainablecommunity.
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTSat 16 JuneField excursion:Returning to ourrootsTBCEuropean EnvironmentAgencyA restricted event with 20–30 participants will bring togethersome of the worlds leading chefs and various thought-leaders toexplore ways of protecting biodiversity, while preservingand developing flavours and culinary methods for a newtype of cuisine.www.eea.europa.eu/about-us/what/public-events/returning-to-our-rootsSat 16 - Sun17 JuneFair ideas:Solutions for asustainable planetPontifícaUniversidadeCatólicaIIEDFair ideas will open up a space for researchers andpractitioners working for a greener, fairer world to addimportant knowledge, experience and momentum to theofficial summitiied.org/governance/key-issues/strategic-planning/fair-ideas-solutions-for-sustainable-planetSat 16 - Mon18 JuneIndigenousPeoples GlobalConference onSustainable, Self-DeterminedDevelopmentTBCIndigenous Peoples GlobalSteering Committeewww.tebtebba.org/index.php/content/207-ip-global-conference-and-pavilion-in-rio20Sat 16 - Tue19 JuneSustainableDevelopmentDialogues withCivil SocietyRioCentroUNCSD, BrazilianGovernmentTop representatives from civil society, including private sector,NGOs, scientific community, among other major groups, willconvene to engage in an open and action-oriented debate onkey topics related to sustainable development. There will be noparticipation of Governments or UN agencies. Therecommendations emanating from the Dialogues will beconveyed directly to the Heads of State and Governmentpresent at the Summit.www.rio20.gov.br/events/dialogos-da-sustentabilidadeSat 16 - Tue19 JuneISEE 2012Conference -EcologicalEconomics andRio+20:Challenges andContributions for aGreen EconomyWindsorGuanabaraPalace HotelISEEISEE 2012 will address UNCSD themes as well as other keydebates within ecological economics and environmentalpolicywww.isee2012.org/Sun 17 June09:00 - 18:00Local and regionalauthorities day fora sustainabledevelopmentTBC Major GroupsThis special event will gather representatives from local, sub-national, national and international levels to discuss existinginitiatives and possible collaboration between the differentlevels of governance to ensure a sustainable development.www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?page=view&type=13&nr=601&menu=46Sun 17 June2012 World Day toCombatDesertificationVarious UNCCD SecretariatThe 2012 celebration of World Day to Combat Desertification willfocus on the theme "Healthy soil sustains your life: LET’SGO LAND-DEGRADATION NEUTRAL". The global observanceis planned to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.www.unccd.int/en/media-center/Pages/CalendarDetail.aspx?calID=24
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTSun 17 JuneSustainable livingevent: Symposiumon Sustainingourselves in thefutureLeblonEuropean EnvironmentAgencyA full-day event starting with a symposium for around 150participants in Leblon, Rio de Janeiro with an agenda spanningbiodiversity, agriculture, sustainable production andconsumption, resource efficiency, resilience and socio-economic issues related to youth.www.eea.europa.eu/about-us/what/public-events/sustaining-ourselves-in-the-future-symposiumSun 17 JuneOcean in GoogleEarth as anEnvironmentalEducational Tool:The DominicanPerspectiveT-9 RioCentro GFDDGFDD will host a special presentation entitled “Tour of the DR”which will highlight the Mission Blue program and how theOcean in Google Earth tool is being effectively used to raiseawareness and provide information on coastal and marinesources using the example of the DR as a model for theCaribbean and Latin American Regionwww.globalfoundationdd.org/gfdd/fulltext.asp?t=a&id=8308Sun 17 JunePeoples Rio+20Marches, OpeningMarch of thePeoples SummitVariousBrazilian Civil SocietyFacilitating committeeA march for the future and other activities will take place invarious communities around Rio de Janeiro. Events are alsoplanned in other parts of the world.cupuladospovos.org.br/en/Sun 17 June14:00-19:00National SDCouncilsRio Pavilion,Athletes’ Parknrg4SDSun 17 June15:00-17:00InnovativeFinancing forGreen Building atthe City-LevelEspaço Arenada Barra (ARN-3)USGBC & moreBuildings contribute on average to about 45% of cities’ carbonemissions. The building-sector is one of the least cost low-hanging fruit of emissions mitigation opportunities. Innovativefinance policies have been implemented in cities throughout theworld and are yielding significant results. This panel discussionwill feature experts with global perspectives of green buildingpolicy and finance mechanisms. Through presentations andtargeted discussion, our speakers will explain the city-wideClean Development Mechanism Programme of Activitiescurrently under pilot in Amman, Jordan, the world’s first building-sector emissions trading scheme successfully underway inTokyo, as well as select examples of the nearly 500 LEED GreenBuilding policies in U.S. states, counties and cities.Sun 17 - Mon18 Junenrg4SD GeneralAssemblyPalacio deGuanabara,GovernmentPalace of theState of Rio deJaneironrg4SDFrom 13 to 15 June; the nrg4SD Secretariat will take part in thelast UN preparatory meeting for the UN Rio +20 Conference.Immediately after that and before the Conference itself, nrg4SDwill convene its annual statutory meetings - Steering Committeeand General Assembly - hold sessions of its working groups andcelebrate its 10th anniversary after its creation at the UN WorldSummit of Johannesburg in 2002.
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTSun 17 - Tue19 JuneWorld YMCASustanibleDevelopmentDialogueTBC Wolrd Alliance YMCAA Capacity Building activity/Strategic Discussion for youngleaders two days prior Rio +20 for a maximum of 25participants from outside of Rio de Janeiro.Goals: (i) To prepare young leaders for a meaningfulparticipation at Rio+20; (ii) To share knowledge about some ofthe current initiatives undertaken by YMCAs around the worldand previews of YMCA global initiatives, with special focus onYMCA green initiatives; (iii) To provide inputs in how the YMCAcould engage more in Sustainable Development issues, linkand mobilize young people around the world.www.ymca.int/newsroom/latest-news/our-ymca-is-not-sending-delegates-to-rio-20-what-can-i-do/Sun 17 - Wed20 JuneWorld Congress onJustice,Governance andLaw forEnvironmentalSustainabilityTBC UNEPThe World Congress will bring together Attorneys-General, ChiefProsecutors, Auditors-General, Chief Justices, Senior Judges,and other legal practitioners from around the world. Thepurpose is to foster a common vision and principles amongkey stakeholders on how to transform discussions intoaction, and how to use justice, law and governance topromote sustainable development through the outcomes ofRio+20 and beyond.www.unep.org/DELC/worldcongress/about.aspMon 18 June09:00 - 18:00UCLG ExecutiveBureauTBC UCLGwww.cities-localgovernments.org/Mon 18 June11:30 - 13.00Beyond Rio+20: AGlobal YouthMovement forSustainableDevelopmentT4, RioCentro(capacity 216)AEGEE, Global ShapersCommunity, Euforia,Green Young Economy,Road to Rio+20, MajorGroup for Children &Youth, UNFPAThis event will discuss future scenarios both in terms ofpriorities for the movement (e.g. SDGs, youthunemployment, education) and form (through the Major Groupsor an independent alliance). Feedback will be sought from otherstakeholders, whose partnership will be fundamental in makinga long-term youth movement flourish, for a sustainable future.Mon 18 JuneForests: The Heartof a GreenEconomyRibalta, Rio deJaneiroFAO, ICFPA, BRACELPArole of forests and industry in fostering local livelihoods atthe resource base and enabling product transitions to low-carbon bio-economy among consumers.www.fao.org/forestry/trade/76571/en/
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTMon 18 JuneAgriculture andRural DevelopmentDay at Rio+20:Lessons inSustainableLandscapes andLivelihoodsSul AmericaConventionCenterCGIAR, FAO, GFAR andothersDo you believe in the importance of investing in an integratedlandscape approach that improves agricultural productivityand rural livelihoods, while also addressing threats to forests,water, and biodiversity? Then make plans to attend or followonline Agriculture and Rural Development Day at Rio+20. Thepurpose of the 4th Agriculture and Rural Development Day is toensure that the vision for a sustainable green economy includesclear steps for building a sustainable food system.www.agricultureday.org/Mon 18 June19:30 - 21:00Students Speak UpFor The PolarRegionsT-4 RioCentroStudents on Ice AlumniDelegation to Rio + WeCanada Initiative & APECSBrazil (Co-organisers)Students Speak Up for the Polar Regions aims to educateinternational decision-makers on the emerging challenges ofsustainable development in the polar regions. This eventwill feature speakers from the Students on Alumni Delegation.Members of this international youth delegation are united by therare privilege of having visited the Arctic and Antarctica. Duringthis event, delegates will share first-hand experiences of visitingthe poles to explore the importance of these regions to theglobal environment. Nine key sustainable developmentchallenges facing the polar regions will be addressed, andimplementable solutions will be highlighted. Ultimately, theconnection between polar regions and Rio+20 will be made,clearly answering how Rio+20 can address polar challenges. Thesecond half of the side event is a multi-stakeholder panel on"Polar Sustainable Development: Required Leadership andSolutions for the Next Decade" with notable experts from polarscience, policy, and governance. This event aims to catalyzenational delegations and civil society to commit to thesustainable development and protection of the Arctic andAntarctica.www.soidelegation.comMon 18 - Tue19 JunePeoples PermanentAssemblyAterro doFlamengoBrazilian Civil SocietyFacilitating committeeAs part of the People’s Summit, there will be self-organizedactivities and the first two days of a People’s PermanentAssembly, which will reconvene on 21-22 June.cupuladospovos.org.br/en/
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTMon 18 - Tue19 JuneUNITAR New YorkOffice collaborateswith IBM in Rio toenhanceknowledge andexpertise inforging sustainablecitiesTBCUNITAR (New York Office),IMBTwo intensive workshops on sustainable cities. The workshops’agenda will draw upon the expertise from the UnitedNations—including the Department of Economic and SocialAffairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Human SettlementsProgramme (UN-HABITAT) and the United Nations EnvironmentProgramme (UNEP)—as well as top IBM Smarter Cities subjectmatter experts. The workshops will be especially important forcity leaders, regional planners, economic developmentprofessionals, finance administrators and nationalgovernment leaders that are focused on ensuring theeconomic, social, and environmental sustainability of their urbancenters.Please note that participation requires a priori liaising with theUNITAR New York Office by 10 June, and only thoseparticipants who have pre-registered can attend(email@example.com, Tel (212) 963-9683). Attendance at each eventwill be capped at 40 participants.www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?page=view&type=13&nr=913&menu=46Mon 18 - Fri22 JuneRio+20 GlobalTown HallAthletes Park ICLEIThe Rio+20 Global Town Hall will be an inviting and open settingwhere local leaders, the conference delegates, internationalorganizations, and business can meet up and discuss the urbanfuture. What does the world need to look like in 2030 and howcan urban areas become part of the solution to realize this? TheRio+20 Global Town Hall will offer a rich program ofpresentations, debates, seminars, and performances. The maingoal will be to highlight the experience and capacities of localgovernments and work towards their utilization in the postRio+20 global sustainable development framework. The Rio+20Global Town Hall will also serve as a communicative spacewhere actors from different sectors and levels can interactand join forces. Only people who have pre-registered to theconference (deadline 12 May) will be able to access it(http://local2012.iclei.org/pre-registration/)local2012.iclei.org/iclei-and-rio-20/rio-20-global-town-hall/Tue 19 June08:00 - 20:00BASD BusinessDayWindsor BarraHotelBASD 2012high-profile platform for the interaction between businessleaders and policy-makers with the theme: “AchievingScale”basd2012.org/564/basd-2012-business-day/
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTTue 19 June09:00 - 19:00Aiming for a FoodSecure Future:Think Global, ActLocalSheraton RioHotel & ResortRome-based Agencies(FAO, IFAD, WFP andBioversity International)fighting hunger and malnutrition, reducing poverty andenhancing the resilience and sustainability of productionsystems and people’s livelihoodswww.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?page=view&type=13&nr=843&menu=46Tue 19 JuneWorld Summit ofFederated Statesand RegionsAthletes ParkState of Rio de Janeiro,nrg4SD, The ClimateGroup and Regions-United/FOGARThe World Summit will bring together subnational governmentsfor around the Globe committed to sustainable development,which will demonstrate how they are making sustainabledevelopment happen on the ground in close partnership with allother levels of government and the private sector. The WorldSummit will launch a global declaration of commitments forthe green economy in the context of sustainable developmentand poverty eradication at subnational level, under whichsignatories will commit to specific targets and initiativeswithin the economic, environmental and social dimensions ofsustainable development. The World Summit and the coalitionare open to any Federated States, Regions, Provinces and othersubnational governments committed to sustainable developmentin their respective territories.www.nrg4sd.org/news/save-date-world-summit-states-and-regions-2012Tue 19 JuneChoosing OurFuture: Open andParticipatorySustainableDevelopmentGovernanceFundaçãoGetulio Vargas,Praia deBotafogo, 190UNEP, Stakeholder Forum,EEA, World ResourceInstitute, AccessInitiative, Unitar,Inspection Panel, REC,FGV, World Future Council,INECE, Article 19On June 19th, governments, civil society groups, andintergovernmental organizations will meet to assess progressand advance proposals to move Principle 10 into its nextgeneration of reforms. Workshops will give citizens and theirgovernments the opportunities to share innovations andchallenges as they identify next steps in citizen engagementin decision-makingwww.accessinitiative.org/choosefutureTue 19 June Rio+Social TBCUnited NationsFoundation, Mashable,and 92nd Street Y.Rio+Social promises to be one of the most importantgatherings of technology, social media and global leadersin the history of South America. This global conversation,focusing on topics related to #SocialGood and how newmedia can help foster positive solutions to the world’sbiggest problems, comes at a time when the world gathers todiscuss issues that affect us all.rioplussocial.com.br/en/
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTTue 19 JuneGlobal ClimateCoalition StudentWorkshopFundaçãoGetulio VargasYale University, FundaçãoGetulio Vargas, Universityof Massachusetts BostonA groundbreaking collaborative workshop, that will offerteams of university students from around the world theopportunity to idea-share and collaborate on how to tacklesustainability issues on their campuses. Student teams areinvited to submit proposals for ambitious-yet-achievablecampus-based projects. Two or three student representativesfrom selected projects will then be invited to attend a half-dayworkshop in Rio, during which the students will engage in peer-review and receive feedback from practitioners and officialsattending Rio+20. Students will subsequently share ideas andbest practices throughout the process of implementing theirprojects on a web-based forum provided by Yalewww.environmentalgovernance.org/event/2012/03/yale-partners-with-fundacao-getulio-vargas-and-umass-boston-for-rio-2012-event/Tue 19 JuneForests: The 8thRoundtable atRio+20Royal TulipHotelCenter for InternationalForestry Research (CIFOR)This Roundtable is based on the recognition that forests havebeen largely excluded from most of the key discussions in thepreparations for Rio+20, despite making important contributionstoward solving many sustainable development challenges. Theevent aims to ensure that forests remain high on theagenda in 2012. Participants will discuss new research findings,remaining knowledge gaps and the policy implications forintegrating forests into the solutions to several key challenges toprogress toward a green economy, namely: energy, water,climate, food and income. CIFOR is a member of theConsultative Group on International Agricultural Research(CGIAR). Seats are LIMITED, so please Register online via thewebsitewww.cifor.org/events/rio20/8th-roundtable-registration.htmlTue 19 June Water Day TBCUNDP/UN Water / UN-Habitat/UNEP/CBD/DESA/UNW-DPACtbcTue 19 June(evening)World Businessand DevelopmentAwards in supportof the MillenniumDevelopmentGoalsTBC ICC/IBLF/UNDPThe World Business and Development Awards (WBDA) are thefirst global business awards to recognize the crucial role of theprivate sector, large and small, in implementing themillennium goals. The spirit of the Awards lies in the pursuit ofinnovative and productive core business practices tosustainable development which help make the societies wherethey operate better places to live and better places to work.The 2012 Awards will be given explicitly to companiesdelivering inclusive business models: sustainable,commercially-viable business initiatives that expand access forlow-income people to goods and services, or improve theirlivelihoods by engagement in value chains as direct employees,suppliers or distributors, while also generating sales and profitgrowth.
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTTue 19 June19:30 - 21:00Oceans at Rio+20:TowardImplementation ofthe Rio OceanCommitmentstentative: P3-A,RioCentro(capacity 100)International Coastal andOcean Organization,Secretariat of the GlobalOcean ForumThis side event will address perspectives of States, UN-agenciesand civil society on the Rio+20 oceans outcome andvoluntary commitments on oceans, and will report on theoutcomes of The Oceans Day at Rio+20 (June 16)Miriam Balgos:firstname.lastname@example.orgTue 19 June -Thurs 21 JuneWomen LeadersForum: Multi-stakeholder eventTBC UN WomenThe Forum is envisaged as an inclusive, multi-stakeholderand interactive Forum. It will reaffirm the criticality of genderequality and women’s empowerment in the achievement ofsustainable development in its three dimensions: economic,social and environmental protectionwww.unwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Rio+20-WomensLeadershipForum_en.pdfTue 19 - Fri22 JuneIndigenousPeoples Pavilionon SustainableDevelopmentTBCIndigenous Peoples GlobalSteering CommitteeVictoria Tauli-Corpuz(email@example.com)Wed 20 June09:00 - 10:30One Planet, OneOcean: Knowingour Ocean,Protecting ourMarine Treasures,EmpoweringOcean CitizensT-9 RioCentroUNESCO and itsIntergovernmentalOceanographicCommissionThe event will present and discuss a number of initiatives thatsupport the Rio+20 ocean targets leading to the sustainableuse of the ocean. The side event will be structured around threeinter--connected themes: (i) Knowledge for an improvedmanagement of the Ocean; (ii) Protection of the natural andcultural heritage of the ocean and coasts and the essentialservices they provide to society; (iii) Empowerment of oceancitizens and society.Panel speakers include: Irina Bokova, (Director General,UNESCO), Michel Jarraud, (Secretary General, WorldMeteorological OrganizaSon - WMO), Etienne Bourgois,(President of Tara Expeditions).www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/ioc-oceans/priority-areas/rio-20-ocean/Wed 20 JuneSustainia100Launch EventCopacabanaPalace HotelSustainiaThe Sustainia consortium will hold a high-level event to launch“Sustainia100” – a catalogue of sustainability bestpractices. During this event, the Sustainia100 catalogue ofsolutions will be presented to decision makers.www.sustainia.me/Wed 20 JuneThe World GreenSummitGovernment ofRio de JaneiroPavilion,OlympicsAthlete’s ParkWorld ClimateLtd and Climate Actionbusiness, finance and government forum during the high-level segment of the Rio+20 conferenceworldgreensummit.org/
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTWed 20 JuneDay of GlobalAction for Rio+20Vila doAutódromo(starting point)Brazilian Civil SocietyFacilitating committeeThis is an International Day of Mobilization. Actions will takeplace on the local, regional, national and global level. Majordemonstrations in Rio de Janeiro, in several cities of Braziland in the world, will express the peoples’ struggle againstthe commoditisation of nature and in defence of thecommons. The march in Rio will leave from the community Vilado Autódromo, a symbol of resistance.Wed 20 JuneEEA side event:Sharingenvironmentalinformation inactionTBCEuropean EnvironmentAgencyThis side event will showcase examples of European progressin the global sharing of environmental information. It willalso explain Europes Shared Environmental InformationSystem (SEIS) and its principles and foundations. The globalpromotion of access to information was a key element ofPrinciple 10 of the 1992 Rio Declaration.www.eea.europa.eu/about-us/what/public-events/eea-at-the-rio-20-conference/eea-side-event-sharing-environmentalWed 20 June17:00 - 18:30Denmark, SouthAfrica and Brazilshow the way:Corporate SocialResponsibility andSustainabilityReporting create aGreen Economyand SustainableDevelopmentRioCentroStakeholder Forum (lead)& GFI, The Government ofthe Kingdom of Denmarkand The Government ofthe Republic of SouthAfrica (co-hosts)The event will focus on the topic of sustainability reportingas a tool to advance a Green and Responsible Economy.The Danish Prime Minister and the South African Minister ofEnvironment will testify that this is common and successfulpractice in their countries. Achim Steiner will picture the broadercontext.The objective of the event will be to profile i) the role ofbusiness and ensure accountability of the corporate sector, ii)the importance of corporate sustainability reporting insustainable development policies, iii) the role of governmentsas regulators with special emphasis on Denmark presentingthe results of its sustainability reporting policy and the SouthAfrican approach and iv) the strong multi-stakeholdercollaboration among the different Rio+20 actors(Governments, CSOs and Private Sector).Anna Beutling:Beutling@globalreporting.orgWed 20 - Fri22 JuneUnited NationsConference onSustainableDevelopmentRioCentro UNCSDUNCSD Secretariat e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.orgWed 20 - Fri22 JunePartnershipsForum at Rio+20T-3 RioCentro TBCThe Forum will consist of highly dynamic and interactivesessions to highlight the significant contributions ofpartnerships to the implementation of sustainabledevelopment.www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?page=view&type=13&nr=908&menu=46
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTWed 20 - Fri22 JuneOccupy EarthSummitTBC Occupy Green SpringA Global Power Shift will happen as we occupy and reclaim ourfuture. One world is dying, and another is being born - lets tendto both of them with compassion. We, the 99% of people, arenow connecting, collaborating and participating through a globalmovement. We are Occupying and Innovating to define TheFuture We Want. A global maker fare will provide space forpresenting sustainability concepts. This year our EarthSummit coincides with the United Nations Rio+20 conference,and our voices will be heard globally. The 2nd reenactment ofMock Rio+20 will also take place in real time with the UN Rioevent - we provide open source real time polling, voting andcollaboration.occupytheearth.net/Thurs 21 June09:00Environmentalauditing for betterenvironmentalgovernanceRoom T-9RioCentroINTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Audi>ngSide event focuses on the messages of public sector auditorsderived throughout years of work of Supreme AuditInstitutions about the factors hindering the progress ofnational governments in their quest towards achieving solidperformance in sustainable development.www.environmental-auditing.org, email@example.comThurs 21 JuneWomen LeadersForum: High-LevelSummitTBC UN WomenThe culmination of the Women Leaders’ Forum will be a Summitof women Heads of State and Government to be held on 21June 2012. The Leaders are expected to make a “Call toAction” to elevate women’s vital contribution to realizingsustainable development as well as benefit from it. Theiragency, leadership, voice and participation is crucial to this calland must therefore be fostered.www.unwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Rio+20-WomensLeadershipForum_en.pdfThurs 21 JunePlasticity Forumfor the Rio EarthSummitJockey Club -ComplexoVictoria. RuaMário Ribeiro,410 - LagoaOrganisers: The OceanRecovery Alliance,Republic of Everyone,Applied Brilliance &MetodoSupporting partners:UNEP, Clinton Foundation,Google, NRDC, Businessfor the Environment /B4E, Earth Watch, HubCulture, MBA Polymers,Plastics IndustryDevelopment Center ofTaiwan, VISYPlasticity will cover a variety of topics that touch on all aspectsof the Plastics lifecycle from manufacture to recycling.This one-day forum will be a unique, action and solutionsoriented event, with both public and private sectors, focusedon the opportunities that are presenting themselves in the worldof plastic and its role as a secondary raw material. Plasticity willexplore the innovations and solutions that leaders in theirrespective industries and communities are undertaking toensure that plastic and used material is treated as aresource, therefore minimising its impacts on our sharedglobal ecosystem.The intended outcome of the Forum is tocreate a community of stakeholders, innovators and ideagenerators that can help shape the future direction ofplastic use and re-use.We expect key plastics decision-makers, influencers andinnovators, leaders and global decision-makers from thecorporate, NGO and government sectors, who have a vestedinterest in plastics, to be interested in attending the event.www.plasticityforum.com
DATE TITLE VENUE ORGANISERS THEMES WEBSITE/CONTACTThurs 21 - Fri22 JunePeoples PermanentAssemblyAterro doFlamengoBrazilian Civil SocietyFacilitating committeeAs part of the Peoples Summit, the People’s PermanentAssembly reconvenes. There will also be several other self-organized activities on the side.cupuladospovos.org.br/en/Fri 22 JuneWhat Happens onMonday?Athlete’s Park Stakeholder ForumHow do we take the agreements of Rio+20 forward, both atthe national and international level?Kirsty Schneeberger:firstname.lastname@example.orgFri 22 JunePeoples PressConference onRio+20TBCBrazilian Civil SocietyFacilitating committeeThis press conference in the end of the Rio+20 Summit will echoof the peoples’ voices and opinions on the outcomes of theUN conference and the way forward.cupuladospovos.org.br/en/Mon 25 - Wed27 June2012 ICGN AnnualConferenceHotel Sofitel,CopacabanaInternational CorporateGovernance Network(ICGN), hosted byBrazilian Institute ofCorporate Governance(IBGC)The 2012 ICGN Annual Conference will take place 25 -27 June inthe beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Hotel Sofitel Riode Janeiro Copacabana. This conference is hosted by theBrazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC). To registerfor this conference go to registration page (www.icgn.org/annual-conference-info?view=Events)www.icgn.org/
PublicationsStakeholder Forum publishesthis magazine daily duringnegotiations.“Only One Earth - The Long Road viaRio to Sustainable Development”By Felix Dodds and Michael Strauss withMaurice F. Strong, published by Earth Scan,will be released thiscoming June.For more information see http://bit.ly/on-lyoneearth“Climate Change and Energy Insecurity”Edited by Felix Dodds, Richard Sherman andAndrew Highman.This book examines the interrelatedness ofclimate and energy production as a securityissue. It hears from leading experts fromacross science, business, practitioner, andNGO communities to address the global in-security and development challenges arisingfrom the twin thrust of climate change andthe energy supply crunch.“Biodiversity and Ecosystem Insecuri-ty: A Planet in Peril”Produced by Stakeholder Forum andedited by Ahmed Djoghlaf and FelixDodds.The book provides an authoritative andcomprehensive assessment of the th-reats presented to human security andwell-being by the loss of ecosystems andbiodiversity – recently confirmed as oneof the critical ‘planetary boundaries’ thathas already been exceeded.“How to Lobby at IntergovernmentalMeetings”Stakeholder Forum has gathered its exper-tise into a helpful publication that helps todemystify UN processes for individuals andorganisations who are looking to influen-ce policy negotiations at an internationallevel.Please remember to check out OUTREACH!www.stakeholderforum.org/sf/outreach/
The Stakeholder Forum TeamExecutive Director DesignateGeorgie HarrisProject OfficerFelix DoddsExecutive DirectorFarooq Ullah Jeannet LinganSenior Project OfficerSenior Project OfficerKirsty SchneebergerSenior Project OfficerJack CornforthProject OfficerTom HarrisonProject OfficerMatthew Reading-SmithProject OfficerAmy CutterProject OfficerJan-Gustav Strandeneas
www.earthsummit2012.org - Stakeholder Forum has recently redesignedthis website as an information portal to provide updates, backgroundinformation and analysis at Rio+20. It is intended that this website will alsoact as a platform to connect organisations and stakeholders interested inengaging in the preparatory process.www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.html - The Official website of theUnited Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20.www.globaltransition2012.org - The Global Transition 2012 is aninternational network of organisations and leading thinkers from theGlobal North and South. It is catalysing a ‘Global Transition’ by building acommunity of civil society organisations across the globe to promote anddeliver a rapid transition to the desirable and beneficial economy that weaspire to.www.csradialogue2012.org - The Dialogue on a Convention forCorporate Social Responsibility and Accountability is the starting pointfor a stakeholder-led conversation on corporate responsibility, in relationto the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development and GreenEconomy themes of the Rio+20 Conference. The dialogue aims to drawon conversations over the last number of years on businesses’ proactivecontribution to sustainable development.www.volunteeractioncounts.org -The campaign gives volunteers likeyourself, along with communities and organizations, a chance to show whatyou are doing for the future of our planet and generations to come.www.summitwatch.org - The UN recently announced that 115 headsof state are already committed to attend Rio+20, but has not releasedtheir names, nor is there much information readily available on how theirgovernments are preparing for Rio+20. To fill this important information gap,Earth Summit Watch is gathering and publishing current information on thestatus of Rio+20 preparations in every country.Relevent Websites