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Informed Cities Forum 2011 On the road to Rio Ania Rok

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Informed Cities Forum 2011 On the road to Rio Ania Rok

  1. 1. On the road to RioLocal governments and Rio+20Ania Rok,Project Officer Urban Governanceand Sustainability Management © ICLEI 2009 www.iclei-europe.org
  2. 2. days to go© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei-europe.org
  3. 3. 1992UN Conference on Environment and Development(The Earth Summit), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil LA212002World Summit on Sustainable DevelopmentJohannesburg, Republic of South Africa4-6 June 2012UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)Rio de Janeiro, Brazil © ICLEI 2009 www.iclei-europe.org
  4. 4. Rio+20: main themes green economy, within the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication institutional framework for sustainable development© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei-europe.org
  5. 5. The century of cities urban areas account for 75% of CO2 emissions, main sources: buildings, transport, industry by 2050 70% of world population to live in cities urban population to grow from 3.5 bln in 2010 to 6.3 bln in 2050, with 95% of increase occurring in developing countries urban capacity needs to double in the next 40 years!© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei-europe.org
  6. 6. 41 trillion dollars to be spent… how?© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei-europe.org
  7. 7. Getting our concepts right GOAL Quality of life for allwithout exceeding the limits of the planetary systems© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei-europe.org
  8. 8. Cities and green economy greening of urban economies essential for the global transition cities as resource-producing systems, not only consumers from efficiency to sufficiency global standards needed for local economies to work (e.g. removal of perverse subsidies, accountability framework for business)© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei-europe.org
  9. 9. It’s all about governance… current institutional set-up is not working we need a multi-level, inclusive and accountable governance system clear goals and relevant indicators are key (Agenda 2050) single global organization working on all environmental issues global science-policy interface© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei-europe.org
  10. 10. Local governments – global actors top-down approach not effective recognition, responsibility and decision-shaping powers in international processes decentralization is not only about tasks, it should entail transfer of powers and resources city-to-city cooperation local science-policy interface© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei-europe.org
  11. 11. ICLEI and Rio+20 Local Authority Major Group Organizing Partner Global Town Hall in parallel to Rio+20 World Congress & Research Symposium Local Sustainability 2012 global study position papers on Rio+20 themes input to zero draft Nov 1© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei-europe.org
  12. 12. Coming up… Share your story: Local Sustainability 2012 study Cities invited to participate in LSE Cities – ICLEI Green Economy Survey Call for contributions - The Economics of Green Cities: World Compendium on the Green Urban Economy Call for contributions – ICLEI World Congress 2012 and Research Symposium, 29 May – 1 June 2012, Belo Horizonte & many more!© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei-europe.org
  13. 13. iclei.org/local2012© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei-europe.org
  14. 14. iclei.org/local2012© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei-europe.org
  15. 15. THANK YOU! ania.rok@iclei.org© ICLEI 2009 www.iclei-europe.org

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