thursday, 17 may 2012
There are few hotter topics on the international agenda than sustainability. The theme has been a mainstay of international conferences, and the biggest of them all — the UN’s Rio+20 conference — will begin just over a month from now. Kandeh K. Yumkella, head of UNIDO, the UN agency that promotes industrial development, explains what’s at stake for Africa.
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Energy Recommendations for Rio+20
Tuesday 10th – Thursday 12th January 2012 at ILO in Geneva
Present and discuss all sustainable energy solutions and their implementation tools by energy type, quantity, annual investment and cost from now ’til 2050 and beyond. Show the positive impacts of sustainable energies on economies, jobs and health. Provide energy information input to the United Nations Rio+20 Anniversary Summit.
Government and United Nations officials involved in energy and environment, industry delegates, academia and relevant NGO representatives.
Pleas of Representatives of the United Nations Organizations:
ILO, WMO, WHO, WTO, UNESCO, UNITAR, HABITAT, UNEP & FI, UNDP, UNIDO, ECE, UNCTAD
IGO & NGO Pleas: IUCN, ISEO, IRENA, IEA, WWF, GREENPEACE, GREENCROSS, CMDC, FOE, FEDRE, ICLEI, ISES, IGA, IHA, WWEA, WHA, GENI, …
Technologies: Solar, Hydro, Wind, Geo & Ocean Thermal, Bio Energy, Novel Energy Technologies
Academia: MIT, ETH, Tokyo University, Tsinghua, TU Munich, TU Vienna, Imperial College, Pace
Policy and Legislation: Global Energy Charter of Sustainable Development, National Energy Laws
Country Success Stories: Germany, USA, China, India, Austria, Norway, Iceland, Brazil, ….
City Success Stories: Geneva, Munich, London, Beijing, Rio, Osaka, Zurich, Graz, New York, …..
Role of Standardization: International Standards Organizations ISO, IEC, ITU
Financing: Public-Private Partnerships, World Bank / IFC, Small Credits, Sustainability Funds, …..
Impact on Health: WHO mitigation initiatives, health statistics, prophylaxis to avoid diseases
Impact on the Labour Market: Cooperation between ILO, other UN bodies and the NGO sector
In the morning plenary sessions problems and solutions are presented by experts
In the afternoons interactive working groups elaborate, conclude and recommend feasible clean, sustainable energy solutions.
Conclusions and recommendations are formulated as input to the Rio+20 Summit.
See enclosed Energy and Labour forecast tables to be completed before and during the conference.
ILO, 4 route des Morillons, CH-1211 Genève 22, Switzerland
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