Stakeholder Forum will be producing a series of monthly podcasts on issues and themes relating to Earth Summit 2012. The podcasts will take a variety of formats – including Roundtable discussions, interviews and features. To listen to previous podcasts produced by Stakeholder Forum visit our main site

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) 2011 Partnership Forum is a chance for CIF stakeholders – including representatives of governments, civil society, indigenous peoples, local communities, the private sector, and others – to share lessons on where the CIF has been most effective and how these financial instruments can be expanded or improved. In order to inform engage stakeholders at the CIF 2011 Partnership Forum, and reach those unable to attend the conference, Stakeholder Forum produced the multi-stakeholder magazine Outreach, and also hosted a series of multi-stakeholder radio roundtable discussions tackling the big questions around the CIF and its programme areas. Podcasts are available below.

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Policies aiming to make transition to a green economy are no longer purely the domain of rich countries.  Large scale investments in renewable energies have been made by governments ranging from Tunisia to Kenya; innovative urban planning systems have been put in place in Brazil; and progressive policies for generating more sustainable agricultural practices are now in practice from Uganda to rural India.  But can such policies help to alleviate poverty for some of the world’s poorest?  Can a Green Economy really be a vehicle for sustainable development?  What measures do we need to be mindful of to ensure that a green economy delivers equitable growth?

As the Earth Summit now looms on the near horizon and global stakeholders and member states begin to gear up for the process, Stakeholder Forum is producing a flagship series of podcast discussions that tackle two of the key issues on the agenda, the green economy and sustainable development governance.  The radio podcasts will gather lead thinkers, practitioners and issue-experts to address a different theme each month.

Each roundtable will gather no more than three people in each session and will be hosted by Hannah Stoddart, our Head of Policy and Advocacy.  Each episode in the series will provide a snap-shot of the current discussions, the emerging questions and the policy propositions on the table.  The series will provide a dynamic, open and probing set of discussions that focus on the practical dimensions of turning visions of sustainable development into policy proposals ahead of the Earth Summit.

The podcasts will be hosted, produced and edited in-house at our office in London.  The final podcasts will be uploaded onto the this website and will be emailed around our global networks.  Finally, Stakeholder Forum is now in the process of establishing an online radio station that will collect and produce a diverse range of programmes focussing on global sustainability challenges.

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