Date: Thursday May 10

Time: 9-10:30 a.m. EST or convert time

Watch: the Webinar live here.

Focus: The Panel's final report - "Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing" - contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice, and to mainstream it into economic policy to be submitted for consideration at the upcoming Rio+20 Summit (June 2012).

Read more: Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing: Report of the High-level Panel on...

Oceans, climate and security are fundamentally related. Scientists and policy-makers across disciplines are raising awareness about the effects of a changing climate on national and human security. Impacts such as ocean acidification and warming, melting polar ice and sea level rise each pose critical threats to human populations, natural systems and global security. Understanding the inter-connectedness between oceans, climate and security is increasingly crucial to our collective future.

Read more: Global Conference on Oceans, Climate and Security

7 May 2012 - 9 May 2012 
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM


Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados, 1 May 2012—The Government of Barbados, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States will host from 7 to 9 May 2012 the High-Level Conference of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in SIDS and the Rio+20 Informal Ministerial Meeting. 
Read more: High-Level Conference of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Achieving Sustainable Energy...

23 Apr 2012 - 25 Apr 2012
Stockholm, Sweden

On 23-25 April 2012, the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will be hosting an international conference, Stockholm+40 - Partnership Forum for Sustainable Development, to commemorate the first UN Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm in 1972.

Read more: Stockholm+40 - international conference on sustainable living and innovative solutions

ED4logoDate: 11 April 2012
Time
: 1930 GMT
Location: Natural History Museum, London

Watch the debate live!

As world population rises we are facing increasing challenges to find suitable land and harness enough water to produce more food. How do we meet the challenge of feeding a growing world population with a sustainable and secure supply of food?

Read more: Earth Debates 4: How do we feed 9 billion people in 2050?

The Global Sustainability Panel Secretariat, Aviva Investors and Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future invite you to attend the event: How can the private sector contribute to Global Sustainability? This event is part of the events organised around the launch of the report: Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A future worth choosing published on 30th January 2012. The report is the result of a 17 month global consultation led by a 22-member High Level Panel, established by the UN Secretary-General. It details the extent of the sustainability challenges that we face and outlines a blueprint of what needs to be done nationally and internationally to bring about a green and fair transition to a sustainable future.

Read more: Launch of Global Sustainability Panel Report

Date: April 28, 2012
Time: 10-16:00 
Location: The Church Centre, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

The Ministry of the Environment of Finland and Stakeholder Forum, along with partners, are working together to establish a network through which NSDCs can share best practice and promote sustainable development domestically and internationally. The aims of this work are to:

Read more: Building a Global Network of National Councils for Sustainable Development

Capacity_building1In order to implement paragraph 21 of General Assembly resolution A/RES/64/236, which "encourages the active participation of all major groups" at all stages of the preparatory process, the Rio+20 Secretariat, in partnership with the Stakeholder Forum, and with the support of the European Commission Directorate General for the Environment, is offering a series of capacity building workshops.

Read more: Stakeholder Forum and UNCSD Capacity Building