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