Towards Rio+20 and beyond


  • DATE / TIME:
    2012•06•07    14:00 - 18:30

    Seminar: “Towards Rio+20 and beyond: Challenges and opportunities for greening the economy and improving governance for sustainable development”

    The two main themes of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (the Rio+20 Conference) — to be held from 20 to 22 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — will be the green economy and governance for sustainable development. Although recent discussions on sustainable development have benefited from the empirical and theoretical knowledge accumulated in the past few decades, these discussion have not produced the conceptual novelty and tools necessary to put green economy and governance for sustainable development on the mainstream political, social and economic agenda.

    This seminar offers an opportunity for discussion and engagement with UNU experts and partners in academia, government and the private sector, to raise awareness about the forthcoming Rio+20 Conference, and to understand the achievements of and obstacles towards sustainability in the last 20 years. The aim is to propose new ideas and changes for the future.

    The seminar will also introduce on-going debates within UNU on the Rio+20 topics covered in the book Green Economy and Good Governance for Sustainable Development (Puppim de Oliveira, ed.; UNU Press). Discussions will draw on input from the global network of UNU institutes that have contributed to the Rio+20 debates, with perspectives from their respective areas of expertise, such as health, economic development and energy. A book launch and reception will follow the seminar.

    For more information and to register, please see the seminar page on the UNU-IAS website.