DIVERSITAS is involved in the Rio+20 process
The UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Earth Summit 2012, or “Rio+20” will take place 4-6 June 2012.
The UN Conference on Sustainable Development : “Rio+20”
The UN Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Earth Summit 2012, or “Rio+20” will take place 4-6 June 2012. The official web site for Rio+20 is: http://www.earthsummit2012.org/
Alongside governments, there will be nine stakeholder 'Major Groups' participating in the conference: Indigenous Peoples, Farmers, Workers & Trade Unions, Local Authorities, Business and Industry, Science and Technology Community, Women, Children & Youth, NGOs.
ICSU and the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) are co-organising partners for the Science and Technology Community. DIVERSITAS is invited to contribute to Rio+20 through ICSU.
ICSU contribution to Rio+20 includes:
- Participation in official global and regional intergovernmental preparatory meetings
- Organisation of regional science and technology workshops
- Organisation of a Forum on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development at Rio+20
- Mobilising ICSU National and Union Members
DIVERSITAS contribution to Rio+20
The major contribution of DIVERSITAS to Rio+20 will be via co-organising the Planet under Pressure OSC2012 conference. In this context, a series of white papers and policy briefs will be prepared prior to the conference, and fed into the Rio+20 preparatory process. The outcome of OSC 2012 will be presented at Rio+20.
DIVERSITAS will also be involved in the organisation of the ICSU-UNESCO Regional science and technology workshops and of the Forum on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development.