The Greens - EFA

RIO+20: the future we REALLY want

A Greens/EFA conference

recorded stream 06 june 2012 15:00-18:30

A Greens/EFA conference



PROGRAMME

15:00-16:00  
OPENING AND INTRODUCTION

What is at stake at the Rio+20 Earth Summit?

Chaired by Sandrine Bélier MEP

  • From 1992 to 2012: what has changed?
    Live chat with Severn Suzuki
  • A new vision for sustainable development
    Edgar Morin
    , Philosopher
  • The role of Brazil in setting up the agenda for the sustainable development discussions at Rio+20
    Maximiliano Arienzo, Mission of Brazil to the European Union, Economic Sector - Head of Energy & Sustainable Development
  • The risks of the "Green economy" concept
    Pablo Solón, Director of Focus on the Global South, former Bolivian Ambassador to the UN

Q&A

16:00-17:00
PANEL 1

Green economy in the framework of sustainable development

Chaired by Carl Schlyter MEP

  • A transition to a Green Economy - A change in paradigm or greener shade of brown?
    Eva Alfredsson
    , analyst Swedish agency for Growth Policy Analysis and Global Utmaning (Global Challenge, Swedish think tank)
  • The Great Transition Has Begun: why systemic economic change is necessary, desirable and possible
    Andrew Simms, New Economics Foundation

Q&A

17:00-18:00
PANEL 2

The need for Global Oceans Governance

Chaired by Isabella Lövin MEP

  • The vicious circle of CO2 and Oceans acidification
    Jason Hall-Spencer
    , Plymouth Marine Laboratory
  • Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction - the need for a sustainable management and protection
    Matthew Gianni
    , The Deep SeaConservation Coalition
  • Strenghtening ocean governance
    Wendy Watson-Wright
    , Executive Secretary Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and Assistant Director-General UNESCO

Q&A

18:00-18:30
CONCLUSION

Chaired by Bas Eickhout MEP and Sandrine Bélier MEP