Welcome Refreshments from 13.00

13.30 – 14.00

Setting the scene
Overview of the two days
  • Derek Osborn (Co-chair of Rio +5, former DG of UK Environment Ministry)
  • Kirsty Schneeberger (Global Transition Coordinator)

14.00 – 15.00

Can the ‘green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication’ really deliver?
  • Soledad Ghione (Latin American Center of Social Ecology)
  • Veerle Vanderweed (Director of the Group of Energy and Environment, UNDP)
  • Victoria Johnson (Head of Energy and Climate, new economics foundation)
  • Tara Rao (Lead author, Danish 92 group)
  • Chair: Aron Belinky (Coordinator, International Processes, Vitae Civilis)

Coffee Break: 15.00 – 15.15

15.15 – 16.15

Stories of the emerging new economy: Presenting stories of new and green economy initiatives from around the world. A grass roots approach.
  • Nicole Leotaud (CANARI)
  • Aron Belinky (Coordinator, International Processes, Vitae Civilis)
  • Vijay Chaturvedi (Development Alternatives)
  • Carina Millstone (Program Director New Economics Institute)
  • Chair: Liz Thompson (Executive Coordinator, Rio +20)

16.15 – 17.30

Principles for a new economy: how will they underpin the transition and why they are important.
  • Oliver Greenfield (Green Economy Coalition)
  • Anabella Rosemberg (ITUC)
  • Rick Clugstone (Earth Charter)
  • Chair: Jeff Huffines (CIVICUS UN Representative)

17.30 – 18.00

Wrap up session: a synthesis of the day’s achievements
  • Feedback from chairs of roundtable discussions
  • Derek Osborn: (Co-chair of Rio +5, former DG of UK Environment Ministry)
  • Overall wrap up

18:00 – 19:30 Evening reception and key note address from Liz Thompson,

Executive Coordinator Rio +20


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