Natural environment  |  Events  |  24.05.2012

Rio+20: Overtaking options, engaging in transition

Just one month before the RIO+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development will be held, it is now time to assess the limits of the implementation of the resolutions of the 1992 Earth Summit, and to engage in a transition towards new responses and institutional set-up to address the challenges of global sustainable development.

Event: Etopia / Rencontres de l'écologie politique
Date: 24th May 2012, 13:30-17:00
Venue: Mundo B. Rue d'Edimbourg, 26, 1050 Ixelles 
Language: French

Etopia is organising a conference on 24th May 2012 on the challenges and opportunities ahead of the RIO+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, which will be held from 20 to 22 June. 

Among the key speakers, the Belgian MP Arnaud Pinxteren will assess the limits of the development of international negotiations since the first Rio Earth Summit in 1992. Christine Mahy (Réseau Wallon de Lutte contre la Pauvreté), Brendan Coolsaet (UCL) and Arnaud Zacharie (CNCD) will address the new challenges ahead of the RIO+20 Conference. Jean-Luc Roland (Mayor of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve), and Yves Reinkin (MP of the Federation of Wallonie-Bruxelles) will discuss the options for local implementation of sustainable development. Finally Philippe Defeyt (Institut pour un Développement Durable) and Olivier Deleuze (Co-Chair of Ecolo) will draw up perspectives for the future of global sustainable development. 

The forum will be followed by a conference by Jean Gadrey, economist and author of "Adieu la croissance, bien vivre dans un monde solidaire", that will take place at Les Brigittines.