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Invitation: OECD green growth side-events at Rio+20

You’re invited: OECD green growth side-events at Rio+20

Tailoring green growth strategies to country circumstances: practical steps to achieve sustainable development

21 June, 17:00-18:30

RioCentro Conference Centre, Room: T-9

This side-event will feature a dialogue between the OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, representatives from the Governments of Colombia, Korea and Mexico as well as from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and Bloomberg New Energy Finance on how green growth reforms can contribute to sustainable development. See the attached flyer for more information.

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OECD High-Level Event on Green Growth and Developing Countries

22 June 14h30-16h30

EU Pavilion

Green economy and green growth have provoked much passionate discussion and heated debate here in Rio. Is green growth good for developing countries?

Can it deliver poverty reduction and economic growth? Or is it only a developed countries agenda?

The OECD would like to open a dialogue with developing countries to discuss these issues.

You are cordially invited to attend the OECD High-Level Event hosted by the Secretary-General Angel Gurría on Green Growth and Developing Countries,

taking place on 22 June (14h30-16h30) at the EU Pavilion, Athletes Park, opposite and ten minutes walk from the RioCentro entrance ? follow the signposts.

Chaired by OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, confirmed speakers include:

? H. E. Mok Mareth, Minister of Environment, Cambodia

? H. E. Frank Pearl, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia

? H.E. Stanislas Kamanzi, Minister of Environment, Rwanda

? Dr. Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher, Director General of Environmental Protection Authority, Ethiopia

? H. E. Heikki Holmas, Minister of International Development, Norway

The OECD has been working with representatives from developing countries to prepare the Green Growth and Developing Countries report.

It proposes elements of a practical policy framework that will help developing countries make the transition to green growth.

The consultation draft of the Green Growth and Developing Countries report is now available, and a Policy Summary presents the key findings.

For more information on this event, please see event description attached. If you intend to participate in the discussion,

please contact William Hynes, [email protected]

Please retweet: The green growth dialogue with developing countries will continue: OECD’s Gurria, Ministers, Fri 22, 14:30, EU Pavilion – All welcome!

Other side events and more information: www.oecd.org/Rio+20

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