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What's Happening at Rio+20: June 17th

The Rio+20 informal sessions kicked off this week, and WRI’s experts are on the ground for all the action. Each day, we’ll bring you highlights of upcoming WRI events. Check out the details below on what we’ve got going on tomorrow. And be sure to visit the full list of all WRI events at Rio+20.

Coming Tomorrow

1) Building Inclusive Green Economies: Towards a Shared Policy Agenda WHO: Peter Hazlewood, Director, Ecosystems and Development, WRI

WHEN: Sunday, June 17 2012, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. BRT

WHERE: Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Lecture Theater 2 (Room “Padre Jose de Anchieta”) Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225, Gávea Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brasil - 22451-900

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2) Toward a Zero Net Land and Soil Degradation

WHO: Craig Hanson, Director, People and Ecosystems Program, WRI

WHEN: Sunday, June 17 2012, 1:30 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. BRT

WHERE: Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio Conventions Pavilion at Athletes Park, Room P3-B Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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3) The Green Economy: Driving Business Value and Competitiveness

WHO: Welcome & Keynote (1:30 p.m.), Manish Bapna, Interim President, WRI

  • Panel #1 (2:00 – 3:15 p.m.): Peter Madden, CEO, Forum for the Future; Kersten-Karl Barth, Director, Sustainability, Siemens; Robert ter Kuile, Senior Director Environmental Sustainability – Global Public Policy, PepsiCo; Andrew Hobday, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mars; Jennifer Morgan, Director, Climate and Energy Program, WRI

  • Panel #2 (3:30 – 5:00 p.m.): Jochen Flasbarth, President, German Federal Environment Agency; Michael Liebreich, Chief Executive Officer, Bloomberg New Energy Finance; Dr. Emilio La Rovere, Head of the Center for Integrated Studies on Climate Change and the Environment at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Chief Scientific Advisor to CDKN, Brazil; I.H. Reham, Director, Social Transformation, The Energy and Resources Institute, India; Priya Barua, Research Fellow, WRI

  • Panel #3 (5:00 – 6:00): Carlos Klink, Brazilian National Secretary on Climate Change and Environmental Quality; Alan Charlton, British Ambassador to Brazil; Wee Kean Fong, GHG Protocol, WRI; Kaleigh Robinson, GHG Protocol, WRI

WHERE: Copacabana Fort Espaço das Ideias Circulantes Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

WHEN: Sunday, June 17, 2012; 1:30 – 6:00 p.m. BRT

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New Blog Posts on Rio+20

Achieving The Benefits Of A Green Economy Through Clean Energy by Priya Barua

The Green Economy: Combining Profit and Planet by Samantha Putt del Pino

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