Sustainable Development: Implementing Rio+20: ECOSOC’s New Role and Its Old Culture

  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 28 October 2013 Featured Guest Article Implementing Rio+20: ECOSOC’s New Role and Its Old Culture by Harris Gleckman, Center for Governance and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Almost_since the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was created, there have been ECOSOC reform efforts. Most of these efforts …

Brazil can lead Sustainable Development Goals

We are honored  to post  this interview  with Olav Kjorven  Assistant  Secretary – General of the United Nations, by Henrique Andrade Camargo, of  our Affiliate  MERCADO ETICO  in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We agree that RIO + 20  was an advance in reintegrating human knowledge and action  and that Brazil will …

Stakeholder Forum Network News: Engagement in post-Rio+20 and post-2015 processes

     www.stakeholderforum.org   Stakeholder Engagement in post-Rio+20 and post-2015 processes     Participatory democracy is the idea that involving all stakeholders, at every level, will result in better informed, and more thoroughly deliberated, decisions being taken. It means that all stakeholders will thereby take greater ownership of the outcome …

Ethical Markets at Rio+20

Ladislau Dowbor, Ethical Markets Representative to Rio+20 has started the round of side events.   Prof. Dowbor presented the Green Transition Scoreboard® to the Instituto Ethos Conference, Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Speaking of Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC and moderator of the UN Secretary General’s interactive dialogue on June …

Youth blast Rio+20 deal as ‘pathetic’

Youth blast Rio+20 deal as ‘pathetic’ Sat, 23 Jun 2012 03:24 GMT Source: alertnet // Roli Mahajan Youth display the American flag, with symbols of multinational brands to protest against current economic policy, during the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro on June 21, 2012. …

Rio + 20 Poster Child Severn Cullis-Suzuki Promotes Intergenerational Love at UN Panel

Rio + 20 Panel Monday, June 18, 2012 5.30pm – 7.00pm P3–6, RioCentro, Convention Center Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by Melanie Feliciano Ethical Markets Correspondent This conference, taking place in the RioCentro convention center, underlined the multiple opportunities of development offered by the economy of climate change and green economy …

Hazel Henderson Presents @ Rio + 20: How markets can be harnessed to promote use low-carbon, renewable energy

Side Event: Green Energy for a Green Economy Date: 19 Jun 2012, 17:30 – 19:00 at RioCentro, Room T-5 ORGANISERS: HELIO International and INFORSE   Hear about tools to monitor progress and identify  development and investment opportunities See the results of good practices   PROGRAM: Introduction By Christine Fiebig, HELIO …

Rio + 20: Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in the New Economy

The event is open to the public. The Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in the New Economy will be held in tandem with the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). The Forum will generate ideas and practical next steps for sustainability and the emerging new economy. The Forum is organized …