GRF Side Events at Rio

The Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption was highlighted at the following events:

ICSU-International Council for Science organized a Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development, June 11-15, in Rio. On Monday June 11, 4pm there will be a workshop on Sustainable Consumption. Please see the details here:

13:15-14:45  Integrative Strategies Forum / Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption
Side event at Rio+20 Conference
Achieving SCP After Rio: Research, Practice & Capacity-building

Venue: UN 6, Barra Arena
Event flyer can be downloaded here: Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption After Rio_side event announcement v.2.
The 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development declared that changing
sustainable production and consumption patterns is one of the “over-arching
objectives of sustainable development.” Yet in many ways we are moving
further rather than ahead. These unsustainable patterns continue to
undermine progress. What is needed in the next ten years to effectively
overcome the obstacles keeping us from reaching this goal.
Please join us to discuss with policymakers, researchers, educators, and
other sustainability practitioners to explore our next steps after Rio.
This event included presentations and interactive discussions on some
of the proposals being discussed here in the Rio+20 process: the 10 Year
Framework on SCP, the development of the SCP sustainable development goal,
institutional procurement plans, subsidy reform, indicators and monitoring
of progress, as well as reporting and capacity-building at the local,
national, regional and global levels.
The event also reported on the outcomes of the three-day launch of the
Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption and plans
for improving the engagement of researchers and practitioners in this
critical area.
This event is organized by the Citizens Network for Sustainable
Development, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the
Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption, and other
GRF organizational partners and supporters.
Jeffrey Barber (Integrative Strategies Forum) – download powerpoint here
Philip Vergragt (Global Research Forum on SPC) – download powerpoint here
Harn Wei Kua (National University of Singapore – download powerpoint here


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