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Recommendations invited to the live ‘Rio+20 Dialogue on Forests’
May 11, 2012
The Rio Dialogue Support Team – Forests invites readers to submit their recommendations to the online Rio+20 Sustainable Development Dialogue on Forests. This provides an opportunity to directly contribute to the recommendations and influence the process by sharing expertise and suggestions for the historic Rio+20 conference.
The Dialogues are now entering the recommendations drafting stage. Three problem-focused discussions have been held on ‘Forests and Energy’, ‘Forests and Food’ and “Forests and Climate”, led by three expert facilitators, who will consolidate the final recommendations: Prof. Benjamin Cashore, Yale University, USA; Prof. Edson Vidal, University of Sao Paulo/ESALQ, Brazil and Michelle Kovacevic, CIFOR, Indonesia.
These online discussions are serving as a sounding board leading up to the sustainable development dialogue panels that will be hosted by the Brazilian Government, from 16-19 June, in the days leading up to the Rio+20 Conference. The aim of the Dialogues is to bring together NGOs, academia, the public and private sectors, the scientific community and young people to contribute fresh ideas on sustainable development. Conclusions and recommendations drawn from the dialogues will be conveyed directly to the heads of State and Government gathering in Rio.
Please click here to view the online Rio+20 Sustainable Development Dialogue on Forests.
Keywords: Brazil, Forest, Latin America, NGO, policies, population, Rio 20, Rio+20, Standards