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

20 Feb 2012 - 22 Feb 2012
Nairobi, Kenya

The 12th Special Session of the Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will be held from 20 to 22 February 2012 at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya. The ministerial consultations during the twelfth special session will focus on emerging policy issues under the overall theme of "The environmental agenda in the changing world: from Stockholm (1972) to Rio (2012)".

On November 30, in collaboration with the UNECE, Stakeholder Forum presented a capacity-building training for representatives of Major Groups attending the UNECE Regional Preparatory Meeting for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Don Edwards, an International Advisory Board member of Stakeholder Forum and veteran NGO sustainable development advocate, conducted the three part training. The training “All Roads Lead to Rio” addressed the following subjects:  Part 1-“All Roads Lead to Rio", Part 2-“The Rio+20 Process and Framework” and Part 3-“The Rio+20 Agenda”.

22 Feb 2012 - 23 Feb 2012 
Astana, Kazakhstan

It is a great pleasure to inform you that in accordance with the decisions taken by the countries of Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP, Astana, October 2, 2010) and Europe (UNECE, Astana, 23 September 2011) , the Republic of Kazakhstan jointly with Germany, Republic of Korea and other international partners prepared "Green Bridge" Partnership Programme for 2011-2020. 

Date: Wednesday 26th October 2011


Prior to the deadline for submissions into the final outcome document of the 'Rio+20' summit known as the ‘zero draft’, the ICE Coalition and Stakeholder Forum hosted an all day conference to provide an opportunity for different groups to discuss their proposals and seek support for them.  It allowed distinguished speakers to stimulate further discussion on the two themes at Rio, the green economy and the institutional framework of sustainable development; and allow for the ICE Coalition to show how an International Court for the Environment would complement the institutional framework for sustainable development.

Location: New York, 2nd Floor, Church Center

24 January 0900 - 1315hrs

The workshop, open to all, aims to give an induction to all Rio+20 and UN processes in order for participants to engage more effectively in the process. It will also be an opportunity to discuss the zero draft document.

The Ministry of the Environment is organising a high-level conference aimed at consultation between EU member states and key countries in the process of preparing for the Rio+20 conference in 2012, presentation of the best examples of green initiatives aimed at presenting each partner's position, and consultation aimed at bringing positions closer and supporting UNDESA in preparing the ambitious result of the RIO+20 conference. 

One of the two key topics for the conference is green economy in the context of reducing poverty,and for this reason the meeting in Warsaw will also serve as consideration for the practical examples of the way in which this objective can be achieved. Green economy is a tool for achieving sustainable development. The means to achieve this may be diverse. The conference in Warsaw is to be a forum for exchange of ideas and experiences in national, regional and local areas concerning the best examples of applying green economy, serving as the basis for developing specific solutions which may be adopted during the Rio+20 conference. 

The main feature will be presentation of the EU Environment Council's report of 10 October 2011 and a discussion of practical examples presented by 10 member states (the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Italy, Great Britain) and 10 key countries within the RIO+20 process (Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia, South Africa, the USA and representatives of the AOSIS and ALBA groups), whose presentations may indicate political directions and create fields of discussion concerning the means to achieve a green economy and support the RIO+20 process. 

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Organiser: Ministry of the Environment 

Organiser's contact details: Agnieszka Kozłowska-Korbicz (Ministry of the Environment), e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..pl, tel.: +48 22 57 92 855