European High-Level Conference on Rio+20: “Achieving Global Justice in the Green Economy”

When: Thursday 15 March 2012  9.30 – 16.30

Where: European Economic and Social Committee, room TRE 7701. Entrance: 7Th Floor, Trèves Building, Rue des Trèves, 1040 Brussels

Innovative thinking on fair natural resource sharing

The conference addresses one of the main themes of the upcoming UNCSD Rio+20 Summit: “Green Economy in the context of Sustainable Development and poverty eradication.” Many have already stressed the importance of social equity and global justice as key concern in shaping a Green Economy worldwide. However, no concrete proposals were made so far on a fair way of sharing natural resources.

The conference offers representatives from government, major groups (of non-governmental stakeholders as defined by Agenda 21), international organizations and experts an opportunity to collaborate on concrete proposals and inspire new ways of thinking, which will lead to other, more sustainable, paths for development and well being for all.

Conference results will be reflected in a Call to Action outcome document, to be presented in the 3Rd UN CSD preparatory Intersessional meeting, which will take place from 26 to 27 March in the United Nations Headquarters, in New York. The document will make recommendations for specific programmes and actions for governments and civil society towards fair share of natural resources.

To view the conference schedule and registration click here.