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News from the Rio Conventions Pavilion at Rio+20 - the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, 13-22 June 2012
Speech Statements made by Christiana Figueres at the Rio+20 Conference held in Brazil from 13-22 June 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Christiana Figueres spoke at numerous important political and business events at the recently concluded Rio+20 conference. These are her statements:
Local Governments for Sustainability in the Global Town Hall meeting - Video recording
pdf-icon Globe International - Recognizing National Legislation (82 kB)
pdf-icon CAF (Development bank of Latin America) - Reductive Transformation and Migration to Low-Carbon Economies: Financing Mechanism (101 kB)
pdf-icon UN Global Compact - Caring for Climate Signatories Meeting (116 kB)
pdf-icon Business Day at the Rio Conventions Pavilion (113 kB)
pdf-icon Climate Group - Subnational governments leading the clean revolution (117 kB)
pdf-icon Carbon War Room - "Vision 20/30 - Independence of Small Islands from Fossil Fuels" (101 kB)
Rio Pavilion 20 years after their birth, three sister Rio Conventions reaffirm their collective responsibility for sustainable development
21 June 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The heads of the secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reaffirmed their determination to work to generate synergies in national implementation in support of sustainable development.
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Speech Statement by Daniele Violetti at the 20th Anniversary of the Rio Conventions
15 June 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Speech Statement by Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary at the 5th OPEC International Seminar
14 June 2012
Vienna, Austria
At the 5th OPEC International Seminar, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres highlighted efforts by member States towards a low-carbon future, and suggested that there are many win-win solutions for both climate change and for OPEC that put OPEC nations at the cutting edge of the energy future.
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Rio Conventions Pavilion Rio Conventions join forces for sustainable development and the future we want
13 June 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
At the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the secretariats of the biodiversity, climate change and desertification conventions and the Global Environment Facility are joining forces under the Rio Conventions Pavilion to promote implementation of these three multilateral environmental agreements on sustainable development.
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Scrolling Programme Live Calendar of Events from the Rio Conventions Pavilion at Rio+20
* This programme may be subject to changes.
* All times displayed are local time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (BRT) / CEST -5
Calendar Wed 13 June: OPENING DAY
15:15–16:45 The Roads from Rio - 20 years of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin
Organized by: International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
17:15–19:00 Pavilion Opening Reception
Organized by: IISD, Rio Conventions, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
IISD report of the day
Video tour of the Rio Conventions Pavilion
Calendar Thu 14 June - THEME: Africa Day and Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Day
11:15–12:45 Economic Valuation of Land (EVL): an approach to advance sustainable development in the context of a green economy
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African Development Bank, UNCCD Secretariat, Global Mechanism (GM)
13:15–14:45 Facilitating Green Growth in Africa: Perspectives from the African Development Bank
Organized by: African Development Bank
15:15–19:00 The Contribution of Traditional Knowledge to Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
Organized by: Conservation International, UNESCO, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
IISD report of the day
Calendar

Fri 15 June - THEME: Ecosystem-based Adaptation Day
11:15–12:45 Ecosystem-based Approaches to Adaptation: Best Practice
Organized by: CBD and UNCCD
13:15–14:45 Protected Areas for Life: The LifeWeb Initiative
Organized by: LifeWeb Initiative
15:15–16:45 The Bonn Challenge – Restoring 150 million hectares of degraded landscapes by 2020
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Organized by: Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration
17:15–19:00 Coastal Climate Change Solutions – from Principles to Practice
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Organized by: UNEP DEPI

Statement by Daniele Violetti at the 20th Anniversary of the Rio Conventions
15 June 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
pdf-icon Statement (119 kB)

Webcast:
01:04:03 hrs
Special ceremony to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit - Rio+20 (Original) Statements by Fernando Collor de Mello, Maurice Strong, Sha Zukang, Antonio de Aguiar Patriota and Izabella Teixeira.


Webcast:
01:03:58 hrs
Special ceremony to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit - Rio+20 (English) Statements by Fernando Collor de Mello, Maurice Strong, Sha Zukang, Antonio de Aguiar Patriota and Izabella Teixeira.

IISD report of the day


Calendar Sat 16 June - THEME: Oceans Day
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10:00-11:00 Renewing our political commitments: Perspectives on Rio+20
11:00-12:15 Scaling up integrated governance of the oceans
12:15-13:30 Lunch: Celebrating 10 Years of the Global Ocean Forum, and the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
13:30-14:30 The Living Ocean: Enhancing Fisheries for Food Security, Social and Economic Benefits
14:30-15:10 SIDS and Oceans: Building Resilience, Enhancing Social and Economic Benefits
15:30-16:20 Climate Change and Ocean Acidification
16:20-17:45 Toward the Blue Economy and Society: Perspectives, Experiences and Initiatives
17:45-18:30 Moving forward
18:30-20:30 Closing of Oceans Day
Organized by: Global Ocean Forum; SOA, China; GEF; UNDP; OPRF, Japan; University of Delaware; IOCUNESCO; UNEP; World Bank; Fórum do Mar; Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat; Seychelles; Republic of Vietnam; KORDI; WWF; World Ocean Network; TNC; FAO; CBD Secretariat; Caribbean LME Project; NRDC; SeaOrbiter
IISD report of the day
Calendar Sun 17 June - THEME: Securing Healthy Soils and Stopping Land Degradation within a Generation: Outcomes for Rio+20 World Day to Combat Desertification Global Observance Event.
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11:00-12:30 High-level Round Table by Heads of Agencies: What sustainable land and soil management can do to achieve the Millennium Development Goals
13:30-14:50 Toward a Zero Net Land and Soil Degradation World
15:00-16:20 Global Soil Partnership
16:20-17:40 The Economics of Land Degradation
18:00-19:00 Global observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification - Land for Life Award Reception
Organized by: UNCCD Secretariat; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), European Commission.
IISD report of the day
Calendar Mon 18 June - THEME: Business Day
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11:15 Opening Remarks and Presentations
12:00 Business and the Conventions from Rio to Rio+20
14:15 Towards the Green Economy
15:45 Breakout Session: Bringing Industry into the Green Economy
Organized by: Rio Conventions and GEF
17:15–19:00 Natural Capital Declaration: Roadmap to Account for Nature
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Organized by: UNEP Finance Initiative, Global Canopy Programme, Centre for Sustainability Studies at FGV (GVces)
IISD report of the day
Calendar Tue 19 June - THEME: Financing Sustainable Development Day
11:15–14:45 Natural Capital Solutions: Protected Areas meeting Global Environmental Challenges
Organized by: IUCN-WCPA and LifeWeb Initiative
15:15–16:45 Investing in Natural Capital in Africa, Asia and Latin America: Partnerships, Policies and Investments
17:15–19:00 Investing in Natural Capital: Launching Mozambique's Green Economy Roadmap - enhancing long-term economic security and public prosperity
Organized by: African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, World Wide Fund for Nature, Natural Capital Partners, and the Government of Mozambique
IISD report of the day
Calendar

Wed 20 June - THEME: Gender Mainstreaming Day
11:30–13:00 Mainstreaming gender in the Three Rio Conventions: Progress to date and way forward
Organized by: UN Women and Rio Conventions
15:00–16:30 Political Leadership and Gender (televised panel) and stakeholders panel
Organized by: UNFCCC

15:00–17:00 The Economics of Sustainable Development: High-level Panel featuring Lord Nicholas Stern, TEEB study leader Pavan Sukhdev, and ELD study leader Jeffrey Sachs.
Organized by: TEEB/UNEP/Rio Conventions
17:15–19:00 Celebration of Women's Leadership in Sustainable Development
Organized by: GGCA, IUCN, and WEDO
IISD report of the day


Calendar Thu 21 June - THEME: 20th Anniversary of the Rio Conventions
08:30–10:00 Breakfast of the Rio Convention COP Presidencies
Organized by: Joint Liaison Group (JLG) of the Rio Conventions
11:15–12:45 Launch of the Pilot Partnership on National Implementation of Synergies among the Rio Conventions
Organized by: Rio Conventions, GEF, World Bank, European Commission, IUCN, Government of Japan, Government of Spain
13:15–14:45 Why the 3 Rio Conventions are Critical to Achieving Poverty Eradication
15:15–17:45 How the UN System can Better Integrate Environment within the Development Framework (by invitation)
18:15–19:00 Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rio Conventions
Organized by: Rio Conventions and GEF
IISD report of the day

Calendar Fri 22 June - THEME: Cities Day / Pavilion Closing Event
11:15–12 :45 Local leadership driving global change
Organized by: ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
13:15–14:45 Visioning - An Integrated Sustainable City
15:15–16:45 A Sustainable Future for our Children: The FURUSATO movement
Organized by: OISCA International
17:15–19:00 Rio Conventions Pavilion Closing Event
Organized by: Rio Conventions and GEF
IISD report of the day

Calendar Sat 23 June, 10:00–19:00 Public Exhibition Day
Organized by: Funbio, CEC, C4C, Conservation International
Sun 24 June, 10:00–19:00 Public Exhibition Day
Organized by: Funbio, CEC, C4C, Conservation International
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