Press briefings at IIED's Fair Ideas event in Rio

The following 30-minute press briefings will take place during the IIED Fair ideas conference in Rio on 16-17 June.

For more information about Fair Ideas, including directions to the PUC-RIO campus where the event takes place, see the conference website or contact mike.shanahan@iied.org.

Directions to press briefing room: As you approach the Auditorium through the car park please walk to the left of the two large white tents, keeping the guard rail on your right side. Walk the short distance to the side of the Auditorium and you will find two white doors on your right. The entrance to the Press Briefing Room is the second door. It will have a sign on it.

This page will update with more information as it becomes available.

 

SATURDAY 16 JUNE

1100-1130 Plenary: Shaping Sustainable Development Goals

Speakers from this session of the IIED conference

 

1200-1230 Green Economy Coalition

Launch of ‘The Green Economy Pocketbook: the case for action’, the product of a global consultation with 250 organisations and individuals worldwide. The publication is the first multi-disciplinary look at opportunities offered by a green economy from a range of different perspectives, in both North and South, drawing on examples and stories from around the globe.

 

1300-1330 Better lives, smaller footprints

Speakers from this session of the IIED conference

 

1500-1530 International Council for Science (ICSU)

Steven Wilson, executive director of ICSU will share the outcomes of its Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development (11-15 June in Rio)

 

1530-1600 Business Models for Sustainability

Speakers from this session of the IIED conference

 

1600-1630 International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)

The ICMM will launch the first in a new series of publications to describe the contribution of mining and metals to sustainable development.  Speakers:

  • Ben Peachey (ICMM)
  • Nick Holland, Chief executive officer of Gold Fields
  • Sven Lunche, Corporate Affairs Manager of Gold Fields

 

1630-1700 STEPS Centre and Stockholm Resilience Centre

Staff from the two centres will present their new paper Transforming Innovation for Sustainability

 

1700-1730 Pavan Sukhdev / Corporation 2020

Pavan Sukhdev will unveil the 'Corporation 2020' campaign on transforming today's corporation to deliver tomorrow's economy.

 

1800-1830 Asian Coalition for Housing Rights, Slum/Shack Dwellers International

Representatives of the ACHR, SDI and other grassroots community organisations.

 

SUNDAY 17 JUNE

 

1000-1030 Three Rights Holders’ Group or ‘G3’

The Global Alliance of Community Forestry , the International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forest and the International Family Forestry Alliance. These organisations come together as the Three Rights Holders’ Group or ‘G3’ – whose members manage a quarter of the world’s forests. At Fair ideas they will launch a new book that calls on governments and businesses to support locally controlled forestry.

 

1100-1130 Green economy and developing countries

Speakers from this session of the IIED conference

 

1230-1300 Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development

Halina Ward, Director of the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development, which will launch an international process to develop the first ever people’s manifesto for democracy and sustainable development. She will be joined by Peter Davies, Commissioner for Sustainable Futures, Wales and Dr Sándor Fülöp, Deputy Ombudsman for Future Generations, Hungary. (Hungary is the first country to have such a position).

 

1300-1330 Access to sustainable energy beyond 2012

IIED and partners from this session of the IIED conference

 

1400-1430 Making agricultural investments work for small scale farmers

Lindiwe Sibanda CEO of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) and other speakers from this session of the IIED conference.

 

1530-1600 Brazilian priorities for Rio+20

Speakers from this session of the IIED conference

 

1730-1800 Sustainable Development Goal: Looking to the future

Speakers from this session of the IIED conference

 

1830-1900 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

The OECD will launch a consultation process with developing countries to ensure the practicality and relevance of the policy framework proposed in its draft report on Green Growth and Developing Countries. Speakers will include:

  • Mr. Serge Tomasi, Deputy Director, Development Co-operation Directorate, OECD
  • Mr. Steve Bass, Head, Sustainable Markets Group, IIED
  • Dr. Kevin Urama, Executive Director, African Technology Policy Studies Network

They will be speaking about:

 

For more information about Fair Ideas, including directions to the PUC-RIO campus where the event takes place, see the conference website or contact mike.shanahan@iied.org.

Contact

Mike Shanahan
Press officer

International Institute for Environment and Development
80-86 Gray’s Inn Road
London WC1X 8NH, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Fax: +44 (0)20 3514 9055

Email: mike.shanahan@iied.org
www.iied.org

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