Debate on Rio+20: The Changes We Need for the Future We Want? – CIDSE

Debate on Rio+20: The Changes We Need for the Future We Want?

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, MISEREOR and CIDSE invite to a debate covering various perspectives on inclusive growth, development and sustainability with three top-level experts from Peru, South Africa, and India.

 Rio+20: The Changes We Need for the Future We Want?
Perspectives on green economy and sustainable development from Europe and emerging economies

When: Wednesday 23 May 2012, 14:00-16:00
Where:
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Avenue de l’Yser 11, 1040 Brussels
Please register
by Friday 18 May 2012 via: mned@kas.de Tel: +32 (0)2 743 0743

Three top-level experts from Peru, South Africa, and India share their expertise in the fields of economic growth, use of natural resources and finance, sustainability and equity.

The 20-22 June UN Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development is fast approaching.  Important issues are on the table in relation to a new green economy approach, changes needed in our economies, and their potential to guarantee future sustainability and equity.  The ongoing negotiations have revealed evolving dynamics and differences of views between the EU and other countries, with emerging economies playing a key role.  Are expectations for Rio+20 too high, given the challenges governments and societies are facing?  Is Europe doing enough to make Rio+20 a success?

Ahead of Rio+20 and a meeting with the Parliamentary Commission on Growth, Wealth, Quality of Life of the German Bundestag, three top-level experts from Peru, South Africa, and India, will visit Brussels to address the most pertinent questions on economic growth, use of natural resources and finance, and the outlook for sustainability and equity in the light of Rio+20. 

Panel debate with: 

  • Mr. Leonard Mizzi
    Head of Unit for ACP, South Africa, FAO and G8/G20, DG Agriculture and Rural Development
     
  • Mr. Hans Stielstra
    Deputy Head of Unit for Multilateral Environmental Agreements, DG Environment

Extractive industries and sustainable growth

  • Mr. Humberto Ortiz Roca
    Director of the Catholic Church Social Commission, Peru, expert in extractives and alternative economy

Climate change: public and market-based responses

  • Mrs. Nomabelu Mvambo-Dandal
    Director of the Diakonia Council of Churches, South Africa, expert in climate change and equity

Finance and changing views on growth-led development

  • Mr. Kavaljit Singh
    Director of the Madhyam Institute, India, expert in finance for sustainable development

Moderated by Ms. Denise Auclair, CIDSE

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