Free Webinar: The Importance of Rio+20
May 24, 2012
As part of its “policy and standards” workstream, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is carefully tracking the run-up to Rio+20 (see related stories in this and previous newsletter issues). This major event, set to occur in Rio this June, will certainly shape the sustainability dialogue going forward and therefore its outcomes will affect all sustainability professionals. To frame the issues and to explore various stakeholder perspectives, ISSP has invited several significant players in the run up to Rio+20 to participate in a webinar on May 24, titled “The Importance of Rio+20”.
From the UN, Amy Fraenkel, the Regional Director for North America of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) will offer opening remarks about the scope of the Rio+20 event and its major themes. Then a panel of experts representing NGO, corporate and governmental perspectives will comment and participate in a discussion to be moderated by ISSP’s Ira Feldman.
Felix Dodds, the Executive Director of UK-based Stakeholder Forum and a longstanding NGO leader in UN CSD activities, is well-placed to articulate the need for open, accountable and participatory international decision-making on sustainable development. Chris Turner, the Rio+20 Director for the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), will provide a corporate viewpoint by explaining how WBCSD members are contributing to the Business Action for Sustainable Development initiative at Rio+20. We have also invited a senior US government official, Lawrence Gumbiner, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, to share the hopes and expectations of the official US delegation.
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