Fair ideas - Making it happen: Implementing the principles for a green economy
16th June. Room: Anchieta, 18:00 - 19:30
Language: English with simultaneous translation into Portuguese
Led by: Green Economy Coalition (GEC)
Over 250 organisations and individuals from around the world have helped to draft the nine principles of a green economy and they are now being cited by governments in the Rio+20 preparations. The big question is how we move from principle to practice. In this session we were joined by a panel of experts to find out how we can implement and measure a new social contract for a green economy.
Dr. Youba Sokona, Coordinator, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia
Richard Howitt, Member of the European Parliament
Professor Ladislau Dowbor, Professor of Economics, Catholic University of São Paulo
Olajobi Makinwa, Head, Transparency & Anti-Corruption Initiatives, Global Compact
Dr. Steven Stone, Chief, Economics and Trade Branch, UNEP
The GEC brings together nongovernment organisations, research institutes, UN organisations, businesses, trade unions and others, with the aim of accelerating the transition to a new green economy.