Principles-FINAL-LAYOUT-1Stakeholder Forum in collaboration with Bioregional and the Earth Charter Initiative have produced a paper which consolidates a range of principles for the green economy, building on existing agreements and also emerging recommendations. The paper hopes to contribute to the emerging debate on defining principles for the green economy to ensure that it serves in the interest of sustainable development. The paper can be read in english, spanish and french

La traducción de esta nota informativa fue hecha posible gracias al generoso aporte de la Unión Europea, la cual ha destinado fondos para asegurar una participación efectiva de todas las partes interesadas en el proceso de Rio+20. Documenta es aqui.

La traduction de cette note a été rendue possible grâce au généreux soutien de l'Union européenne, qui a réservé des fonds pour assurer la participation effective de toutes les parties prenantes dans le processus de Rio +20. Cliquez ici pour lire le document.

The translation of this guide was made possible by the generous support of the European Union, DG Environment, which has provided funds to ensure representative, informed, enhanced and broadened participation and engagement of all stakeholders in the Rio+20 Earth Summit process. Read the document here.

 

The Rio+20 negotiations are bringing an opportunity to discuss some aspects of the accountability of corporations by calling governments to implement a global framework for corporate sustainability reporting. This would require large companies to publish sustainability information (data on economic, environmental and social impacts) as part of their reporting cycle. You can follow our updates of these discussions here, or what experts/practitioners have said in a series of events we have organised here.

We invite you to contribute to these discussions by participating in our forum. We have published 3 brief discussion papers (please read a summary and the full text here) presenting a number of ideas/scope for corporations accountability and regulation.

  • What are the challenges around supply chain responsibility? How can citizens be protected and seek redress from negative corporate impacts (do you favour an international or national system? a judicial or non-judicial mechanism? [Convention on Corporate Accountability Discussion Paper]

Post your input before the 8th of June 2012. We are keen to acknowledge all contributions, so please leave your name and name of organisation. We will present this contribution as part of the Peoples' Sustainability Treaties in Rio de Janeiro in June.

Invitation for articles

We will be publishing daily editions of Outreach at Rio+20 from 13th to 22nd June and we would like to invite all stakeholders to contribute articles.  As before, we will be shaping each edition around a series of themes, which are listed below along with the deadlines for content and publishing dates.

Meeting

Content Deadline - 5pm BRT (GMT-3) 

Publishing Date

Theme

3rd Preparatory Committee Meeting UN Conference on Sustainable Development

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Monday, 11th June 

Wednesday, 13th June

Where we are now/IFSD

Tuesday, 12th June 

Thursday, 14th June

SDGs

Wednesday, 13th June 

Friday, 15th June

Green Economy

Sustainable Development Dialogues

16 Jun 2012 - 19 Jun 2012

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Thursday, 14th June 

Saturday, 16th June

Major Groups

Friday, 15th June 

Sunday, 17th June

Forests

Saturday, 16th June 

Monday, 18th June

Food & Agriculture

Sunday, 17th June 

Tuesday, 19th June

Water & Energy

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Monday, 18th June 

Wednesday, 20th June

Private Sector

Tuesday, 19th June 

Thursday, 21st June

Leadership

Wednesday, 20th June 

Friday, 22nd June

Beyond Rio / What Happens onMonday

Articles should be 550-700 words in length and should reflect the state of the Rio+20 negotiations on the topic.

Please contact the Outreach Editors if you are interested in contributing, or if you have any questions:

  • Georgie Macdonald – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Amy Cutter – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Just in case you are unfamiliar, Outreach is the only stakeholder news magazine distributed directly to delegates and attendees in the run-up and at the Rio+20 Conference. Produced at various international meetings on the environment since 1997, Outreach aims to empower stakeholders and provide space for debates and discourses on topics being negotiated at intergovernmental meetings.

In the run-up to Rio+20, Outreach has provided an essential platform for stakeholder dialogue, informing both delegates and those following the Rio process.  We have published articles, interviews and profiles from the leading thinkers involved in Rio+20 and recorded podcasts from key discussions at side events.  Each daily edition is shaped around a theme discussed in Rio, allowing for more targeted coverage and diverse discussions on each topic.

Advertising in Outreach

Advertising space is available in Outreach throughout Rio+20 and this can be used for events or programmes relating to Rio+20.  Banners need to be provided in a black and white, high resolution jpeg format, with the diameter of: (w) 210 mm x (h) 75 mm.  Banners cost US $500 per slot.  For more information please contact Georgie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Be PaperSmart: Read Outreach Online outreacweblink

inf3day2qremailRio+20 will be a 'PaperSmart' conference so we are encouraging our readers to move online and access Outreach on our newsly optimised website: www.stakeholderforum.org/sf/outreach or download each daily edition using a Quick Response (QR) code displayed here.

4 easy steps to using the Quick Response (QR) Code

1. Download a QR code reader on your phone or tablet

2. Open the QR code reader

3. Scan the QR code with the camera on your device

4. Outreach PDF will automatically download to your phone or tablet

Stakeholder Forum will be publishing its Outreach magazine at the third round of ‘informal informal’ negotiations on the Outcome Document, 29th May - 2nd June, in New York and invites you to contribute material to be included in the magazine.

The content of the daily issues will be based on a series of themes. The articles should correspond with one of the themes listed below.


Meeting

Deadline for Submission

Dates of Distribution

Themes

Third round of 'informal-informal' negotiations on the Zero Draft of the Outcome Document

(New York)

Sunday 27th May

Tuesday 29th May

Water and oceans

Monday 28th May

Wednesday 30th May

Forests

Tuesday 29th May

Thursday 31st May

Private sector

Wednesday 30th May

Friday 1st June

Green cities and sustainable infrastructure

Thursday 31st May

Saturday 2nd June

Energy

Articles should be 550-700 words in length and should reflect the state of the Rio+20 negotiations on the topic.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in contributing an article on one of the above themes or if you have any questions.

Outreach is our multi-stakeholder publication on climate change and sustainable development, which has been produced at various international meetings on the environment since 1997.  Our aim is to empower stakeholders and provide space for debates and discourses on topics being negotiated at intergovernmental meetings.  Published as a daily edition, Outreach provides a vehicle for the voices of regional and local governments, women, indigenous peoples, trade unions, industry, youth and NGOs.  Outreach is distributed daily as a hard copy magazine to attendees and as a daily html email to a range of list servers to reach stakeholders not in attendance.

In the run-up to Rio+20, Outreach is providing an essential platform for stakeholder dialogue, informing both delegates and those following the Rio process.  We have published articles, interviews and profiles from the leading thinkers involved in Rio+20 and recorded podcasts from key discussions at side events.  Each daily edition is shaped around a theme discussed in Rio, allowing for more targeted coverage and diverse discussions on each topic.