Date: 5-14 December


Where: Online

Focus: Participants will learn about the current institutional architecture concerned with sustainable development, emerging policy issues requiring an effective institutional response, and political challenges to advance reform as reflected in the negotiations leading up to, and during Rio+20.

Read more: E Learning Course: Strengthening the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development (IFSD)...

Date: Today (June 14th) 

Time: 13:00 – 14:45 

Where: UNEP Pavilion, Athletes Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Focus: Green economy innovation: A look at case studies from Asia and the Pacific. 

Note: Please take a shuttle bus from Rio Centro Convention Center to the Athlete Park for 5 minutes.

Read more: Driving Innovations towards a Green Economy: Lessons Learned and Recommendations from the field in...

BIC-Side-event-FlyerWhen: 13 June 2012

Time: 15:30pm—17:00pm

Location: T-6 RioCentro (Rio de Janerio, Brazil)

Focus: The Bahá'í International Community invites you to a participatory discussion to explore perspectives on the elimination of extremes of wealth and poverty in the context of the green economy and sustainable development.

Read more: Elimination of Extremes of Wealth and Poverty in a Green Economy Context

Prepared by the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service in Cooperation with Practical Action

Organized by Practical Action, Christian Aid and ONE, this consultation meeting brought together six members of the UN Secretary-General's High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All and representatives from 31 civil society organizations and academic institutions from across the UK and Europe to exchange views on the Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL). A list of the civil society organizations and academic institutions that participated is available here. The two-hour meeting occurred in London on the margins of the 24 April meeting of Principal Members of the High-level Group, as well as the 25-26 April Clean Energy Ministerial.

Read more: Civil Society Consultation on the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative 25...

When: Tuesday, June, 19, 2012 

Time: 8:30-5:30

Where: Fundacao Getulio Vargas Praia de Botafogo, 190Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Focus: Highlight governance commitments from around the world, develop an agenda of good governance reforms for the coming decade and advance ideas on how to build legal frameworks at the national, regional and international levels to implement Principle 10

Read more: Choosing Our Future: Open and Participatory Sustainable Development Governance