outreach informals day2

Day Date of publication
Informal Informals
2 20th March 2012

Taking the Plunge

150 stakeholder representatives gathered over the weekend at Pace University for The Global Transition Dialogue#2, to review progress on the road to Rio and emerging thinking about the green economy. All were agreed that sustainable development remains the goal – development that meets the needs of the present while protecting the health of the planet and the interests of future generations, writes Derek Osbron, President, Stakeholder ForumMore


Global Transition Dialogue #2 on the New Economy

Stakeholder Forum and nef (the new economics foundation) are working in partnership with the New Economics Institute and the Green Economy Coalition to organise a series of Dialogues on the new economy, writes Kirsty Schneeberger, Stakeholder ForumMore


Join us in Mapping a Green and Fair World!

On March 17th, at the Global Transition 2012 dialogue #2 held at Pace University, the New Economics Institute, the new economics foundation (nef), Stakeholder Forum and the Green Economy Coalition launched our Global Transition to a New Economy Map, to an enthusiastic audience of 140 delegates from civil society groups, governments and UN agencies.writes Carina Millstone, Programe Director, New Economics InstituteMore


Global Transition Challenge Papers

The Global Transition 2012 initiative has commissioned a series of peer reviewed challenge papers on key themes of the Green Economy. The challenge paper themes were selected to develop a clear perspective on the emerging priority areas for Rio+20 including: Beyond GDP, Global Inequality, One Planet Living, The Blue Economy, Energy, Food Security, Global trade, Global finance, Employment and skills, and Natural Capital…. More


Profiles: Robert Bakiika, Keneilwe Moseki and Ajay B Mathema

Name: Robert Bakiika
Nationality: Ugandan
Country of Residence: Uganda
Current Position: Deputy Executive Director, Environmental Management for Livelihood Improvement Bwaise Facility…

Can principles unite armies, roadmaps and waves?

‘Transition’ is defined as ‘movement, passage, or change from one position, state, to another’, writes Emily Benson, Green Economy Coalition. So, what might the transition pathway from our current economy (one characterised by our dependence on fossil fuels, dominance of the financial markets and increasing inequality) – to an alternative economic model (founded on renewable energies, a different relationship to the natural world, and one that explicitly tackles equity), look like? More

Podcasts from the Rio+20 Informal Informals coming soon!

Podcasts from the Rio+20 Informal Informal discussions will be uploaded here

Quote of the day

We knew the problems, we knew most of the answers – but we failed to scale them up to deliver what was needed.

Felix Dodds, Executive Director, Stakeholder Forum

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Country of residence: U.K

Current Position: Head of International Climate Finance Negotiations for the UK.

What propted your early interest in the environment?

About ten years ago, I read a book called Dead Heat: Global Justice and Global Warming by Tom Athanasiou and Paul Baer. It’s a short accessible summary of the science of climate change, and the scale of the challenge. I defy anyone to read it and not feel the urgent need to do something about climate change.

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