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

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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 and suggested recommendations on the way to reinvent the system of international negotiations on climate.

The experts will discuss the issues that represent climate change in terms of adaptation for the different populations and the possibility of integrating international negotiations on climate into a new governance architecture.

The confirmed speakers

Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Environmental activist (Canada)
At 12 years old, Severn Cullis-Suzuki gained world-wide attention through the powerful message she delivered to international decision makers at the closing ceremony of the Rio Earth Summit in 1992.

Bettina Laville, Partner, Landwell & Associés; President, Planetworkshops’ Steering Committee (France)
Negotiator during the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, member of the French delegation in Johannesburg in 2002, Bettina Laville has been analyzing for the last twenty years the challenges of sustainable development on an international level

Anthony Lecren, Member of the Government, Sector of the economy and foreign trade (New Caledonia)
Initiator of the historic signature of the joint position of the islands of Oceania for Rio+20, Anthony Lecren will be carrying the voice of the Pacific Islands’ people to the Earth Summit

Didier Mavouenzela, President, CCI Pointe-Noire (Congo)
President since 2007, Didier Mavouenzela is known for his numerous initiatives in favor of the emergence of small companies  and to facilitate dialogue between the private sector and the public authorities.

With the participation of members of the Paris+20 project
Pierre Bonneau
, Student at Sciences Po Paris (France)
Céline Ramstein,
 Student at Sciences Po Paris, Youth representative inside the French Delegation (France)