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We are pleased to inform you that IGES has opened a Regional Centre in Bangkok and the new SDPlanNet website will be managed from this new IGES office.
Updates on Rio+20
We have a few updates on what IGES has been doing to prepare for the crucial United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2012, as follows:
IGES organised an open lecture by the Secretary General of the Club of Rome on 31 May 2011 in Tokyo. Entitled “Real Values and their Role in Promoting the New Economics of Growth and Real Wealth: Sustainability under scrutiny”. The lecture was a part of IGES’ preparations for Rio+20. In his lecture, the Secretary General looked at economic activity in today's world and how it was causing critical problems for mankind including environmental damage. The lecture noted a need to change direction toward economies more conducive to social sustainability and to ensure full employment and protect natural capital. For details, please visit this web page.
IGES with United Nations University’s Institute of Advanced Studies organized The Third International Forum for Sustainable Asia and the Pacific (ISAP2011) on 26-27 July in Yokohama. About 850 people participated in this event. It was convened with the main themes of “green economy” in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and the “institutional framework” for sustainable development, in line with the twin focuses of Rio+20. For details, please visit this web page.
On 5-9 September 2011 IGES participated in the second GEO5 (The Fifth Global Environment Outlook) authors’ meeting in Bangkok. This meeting provided insights into possible and workable solutions at the regional and global level and looked at critical elements to achieve transformative change over the short and long term (next 5 to 20 years).
IGES has been a longstanding collaborating centre for UNEP’s GEO series and IGES staff are fully engaged in preparation for GEO5, which is scheduled for production in 2012, in time to influence the outcomes of Rio+20. For details of GEO, please visithttp://www.unep.org/geo.
In preparation for Rio+20, IGES is continuing to promote regional and global discussion of the key aspects of sustainable development, such as governance and green economy. In addition, we are preparing a proposal for Rio+20 and the Fourth White Paper will also contribute to the IGES messages.
Thank You and Welcome more Members!
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Best wishes to all of you,
Ning, IGES Regional Centre