Rio de Janeiro, June 2012
When the world convenes in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012 to renew international commitments to sustainable development, Yale University will play a leading role as a global university at the forefront of generating new knowledge and preparing new leadership to address environmental challenges and promote sustainability. The Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative at Yale is participating in an exciting program of activities at the Rio+20 Conference.
FSC side event: Certification as a tool for greening economies
June 16, 2012, 11:00-13:00 / Espaco Arena de Barra, Auditorium ARN-2
Professor Cashroe and Roberto Smeraldi (Director, Amigos da Terra – Amazônia Brazileira) will assess the state of affairs with regard to preparation for the Rio+20 Conference: is the Framework of Actions providing effective tools to halt the decline of biodiversity globally, particularly with regards to forest ecosystems and to promote greening the world economy?
UNCSD/UNITAR side event: Learning and Skills Strategies for a Green and Climate Resilient Transition: Advancing National and International Action
June 16, 2012, 15:30-17:00 / Rio Centro, Room P3-A
Drawing upon the recommendations of the Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability, the side event brings together decision-makers and experts to discuss approaches and challenges of strengthening human resources and skills to advance green, low emission and climate resilient development. Following introductory statement by panelists, an open discussion will focus on identifying opportunities for action at the national and international levels to foster a strategic approach to learning and skills development that advances a green transition, including possible action at Rio and beyond Rio. Professor Ben Cashore will serve as one of several distinguished discussants present to facilitate the conversation.
A Rio+20 Global Dialogue & Roundtable
June 17, 2012, 14:30-18:00 / Rio Centro
The Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative at Yale is working with the Center for International Forestry Research and the Universidade de São Paulo to foster discussions and knowledge sharing on forests as part of a series of global dialogues being held in the lead-up to, during, and after the Rio+20 Conference. During the Rio+20 Conference, Yale will co-facilitate a roundtable featuring high-level speakers reporting back to governmental and non-governmental delegates on the results of this dialogue.
Rio+20 Side Event of FAO, ICFPA, BRACELPA and Partners
Forests: The Heart of a Green Economy
June 18, 2012, 14:30-18:00 / Ribalta
Professor Cashore will serve as a panelist in the half hour discussion “Forest Certification: a Paradigm Shift in Green Economy,” 14.20 – 14.50. Also on the panel are representatives from AF&PA (for a market perspective) and CIFOR, as well as Peter de Marsh (IFFA), Andre de Freitas (FSC), and Ben Gunneberg / William Street (PEFC). The discussion is organized by FAO and other international organizations, and will center around the changing demands on forest certification in the green economy.
Complex Institutional Frameworks for Sustainability:
Managing Conflicts & Promoting Coherence in Forest Governance
A Rio+20 Side-Event
18 June 2012, 17:30 - 19:00, Rio Centro T-3
Leading experts from the Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative at Yale, the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, the Center for People and Forests, and the World Resources Institute will discuss innovations for managing conflicts and promoting coherence within institutional frameworks that cut across borders, sectors, and issue areas. Drawing on case studies relating to non-state market-driven systems, public/private regimes, and legality verification schemes in the transnational governance of forestry as a cross-cutting case study, this side-event will aim to identify best practices for managing governance complexity in sustainable development.
Global Thinking & Action for Our Common Future
A Reception for Yale Affiliates, Alumni & Friends
June 19, 2012, 19:00-21:00 / FundaçãoGetulio Vargas, 60 R. Barão de Itambi
Featuring food, drink, and high-level speakers, this invitation-only reception will provide an opportunity for faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Yale to come together during the Rio+20 Conference. To receive an invitation, please e-mail Naazia Ebrahim (firstname.lastname@example.org).