Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing: Report of the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability in Light of Rio+20

Date: Thursday May 10

Time: 9-10:30 a.m. EST or convert time

Watch: the Webinar live here.

Focus: The Panel’s final report – “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing” – contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice, and to mainstream it into economic policy to be submitted for consideration at the upcoming Rio+20 Summit (June 2012).

During the event, Mr. János Pásztor, GSP Executive Secretary, will discuss the relevance of the GSP report and recommendations to the work of international financial institutions, such as the World Bank.


Sanjay Pradhan

Vice President, World Bank Institute

Moderator and Opening Remarks

Rudolf Treffers

Executive Director, World Bank Group


János Pásztor

Executive Secretary of The United Nations Secretary-General’s

High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability


Mary Barton-Dock

Director, Environment Department, World Bank


About the Speaker

Before assuming his current position, Mr. Pásztor led the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team (2008 to mid-2010). Prior assignments in his career over the past 25 years have included work with the World Council of Churches, the World Commission on Environment and Development (the “Brundtland Commission”), the United Nations Environment Programme, the Stockholm Environment Institute, the Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (or the “Earth Summit ’92”), the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the UN Environment Management Group.

This webinar is supported by the Carbon Finance-Assist Trust Fund.

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