GSP at Rio+20
GSP Side Events at Rio+20:
The UN Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon established the 22-member High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) in August 2010 to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity. On
30 January 2012, the GSP released its report, ‘Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing’. The report contains 56 recommendations aimed at putting sustainable development into practice.
The Global Sustainability Panel is organizing several public events on the margins of the Rio +20 Conference, namely:
Co-organised with UNITAR
Time: 16 June 2012, 15:30 - 17:00; Venue: P3-A, RioCentro
The side event brings together decision-makers and experts to present and discuss national approaches to strengthen human resource and skills development to advance green, low emission and climate resilient development. The discussion will focus on highlighting opportunities and challenges of fostering a strategic approach to learning and skills development, including sectoral learning strategies and strengthening of national learning institutions. The event is sponsored by the Government of Switzerland through its support of the 2011-2013 Pilot Phase of UN CC: Learn.
Co-organised with the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Fundaçao Brasileira para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável and The Elders
Time: 18 June 2012, 10:00 - 18:00; Venue: P3-3, RioCentro
Based on key messages developed at the previous Nobel Laureates Symposia and the GSP report, the organising partners take the opportunity to present a declaration consisting of a science-based message on global sustainability to decision-makers, civil society and the media. This declaration highlights the importance of a science-based approach to sustainable development and the need for policy and decision-makers to acknowledge science if the world chooses a more sustainable path.
The morning session gives the opportunity for Nobel Laureates, members of the GSP and The Elders to present the Declaration, as well as the outcomes of the Nobel Symposia Process and the report of the GSP to policy and decision-makers, civil society and the media.
The afternoon session brings together Nobel Laureates, members of the GSP and The Elders with representatives of youth organisations in an inter-generational dialogue focusing on realising their vision and putting sustainable development into practice.
The Declaration, list of signatories, and Chairs Summary of the High-level Dialogue is available here. Click here to know how to support the Declaration.
Live twitter chat with Janos Pasztor, Executive Secretary of the UN Secretary-General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability, at 9am in Rio de Janeiro (12:00 noon GMT) on 18 June. Click here for more information.
The Press Release is available here.
Time: 21 Jun 2012, 15:00 - 16:30; Venue: P3-B, RioCentro
This event provides an opportunity to present the GSP report to governments and major stakeholder groups who will gather at the Rio +20 Conference. Panel Members will speak about issues covered in the report, bringing in their personal insights and experience related to implementation. They will also talk about their expectations from Rio+20 and beyond. High-level representatives from national governments, United Nations system agencies, the private sector and civil society will act as discussants from the floor and will comment on GSP recommendations and related follow-up work.
Please click to download the programme of the event.
The on-demand video of the press conference is available: [Press Conference]
The MEDIA ADVISORY is available now.
For more information, please contact Ms. Lee Cando, Secretariat of the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability, mobile +1-917-294-0972, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For media inquiries, please contact Ms. Jin Zhang, Secretariat of the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability, mobile +1-917-628-4357, email email@example.com
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