UKELA London meeting – Rio + 20 agenda

Time: 5.30pm (registration) for prompt start at 6pm. Ends at 8:30 pm

Venue: Herbert Smith, Exchange House, Primrose Street, Exchange Square, London EC2A 2HS.

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20 – is being jointly convened by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the Brazilian Government.  The conference will seek to secure meaningful commitments on achieving sustainable development at the highest level, although it has already run into trouble with the preparations for the event marred by disagreement. This summit offers a once in a decade opportunity for States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, as well as civil society to take bold steps towards redefining the relationship that humans have with the natural world and how humans see themselves in the world.  The issues of resource exploitation and scarcity, planetary and natural systems boundaries, as well as the negative impacts of irresponsible human activity that are already rippling throughout the world, will pervade the discussions and final negotiations at the conference.


Peter Roderick, legal consultant to WWF, and Kate Raworth from Oxfam on the limits to planetary boundaries work

Steve Waygood , from Aviva, on the proposed Convention on Corporate Sustainability

Emily Benson , Green Economy Coalition

Chaired by Tim Clare of WSP Environment and Energy.

1.5 CPD points will be available for all attending.

There will be a small contribution to cover costs at £25 for Members and £35 for Non-members. Students and Unwaged members are free. Your booking is not confirmed until payment has been received. If you book but don’t let us know you can’t attend before the event we will chase you for payment as every booking incurs costs.

If you wish to accept please contact by e-mail Angela Pallett at Herbert Smith:

[email protected].

All cheques should be made payable to UKELA and sent to:

UKELA, c/o Angela Pallett, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London EC2A 2HS, (DX 28 London)

Our thanks to Angela and Herbert Smith for organising and hosting.

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