(Sunday, 22nd April) This year’s 42nd Earth Day has special significance in the run-up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit as it marks an opportunity for people to unite their voices in a call for action in this crucial year. Earth Day is seen as a launch pad for global action on sustainability and this year its role is even more crucial as it can revitalise the Rio+20 process, ensuring that the last months before the summit are not wasted.
In order to implement paragraph 21 of General Assembly resolution A/RES/64/236, which "encourages the active participation of all major groups" at all stages of the preparatory process, the Rio+20 Secretariat, in partnership with the Stakeholder Forum, and with the support of the European Commission Directorate General for the Environment, is offering a series of capacity building workshops.
This month we launched the Global Transition 2012 newsletter with highlights from our Global Transition 2012 Initiative, which aims to achieve an outcome from Rio+20 that catalyses a global transition to an economy that maximizes wellbeing, operates within environmental limits, and is capable of coping and adapting to global environmental change in an equitable manner.
Institutional frameworks required to underpin the transition to a Green economy from the perspective of the private sector and the mutual roles of government and civil society.
Stakeholder Forum has recently moved offices from Bloomsbury to Whitehall. Please take note of our new contact details and phone number.
Date: 11 April 2012
Time: 1930 GMT
Location: Natural History Museum, London
As world population rises we are facing increasing challenges to find suitable land and harness enough water to produce more food. How do we meet the challenge of feeding a growing world population with a sustainable and secure supply of food?
RIGHTS AT RISK AT THE UNITED NATIONS
We – the civil society organizations and social movements who have responded to the call of the United Nations General Assembly to participate in the Rio+20 process – feel that is our duty to call the attention of relevant authorities and citizens of the world to a situation that severely threatens the rights of all people and undermines the relevance of the United Nations.
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