20 years ago, the Rio Summit met to define ways to foster sustainable development and raised lots of hopes all over the world. 20 years on, the strong historical message delivered by the young Severn Suzuki has not been fully heard and much remains to be done to preserve our natural capital.
In June this year, the Rio+20 Summit will be the opportunity to set the sustainable development agenda for the next 20 years. One of the key themes of the summit will be how to define the 'green economy'. Will land protection be duly taken into consideration? Will the need for ocean governance be finally addressed? Will concrete measures and targets be adopted? How will environmental governance be framed? Will the EU play a key role in achieving a successful outcome? The questions are numerous and civil society is pushing for strong commitments.
Expectations are high because this Rio Summit has the potential to be the long-awaited shift towards a more sustainable and fair future. This conference will aim to reflect and propose conclusions on the future we really want
OPENING AND INTRODUCTION
Chaired by Sandrine Bélier MEP
Chaired by Carl Schlyter MEP
Chaired by Isabella Lövin MEP
Chaired by Bas Eickhout MEP and Sandrine Bélier MEP
This conference is organised by MEPs Sandrine Bélier, Bas Eickhout, Isabella Lövin, Carl Schlyter and Claude Turmes
To be followed by a small reception in front of ASP1G3.