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John Hontelez j.hontelez at fsc point org
Anakarina Perez Oropeza a.perezoropeza at fsc point org
“The Future We Want” is the title of a foreseen document which sets the agenda that governments meeting at the Rio+20 Conference agreed upon. It presents a common vision, expresses a renewed political commitment to the Rio principles of 20 years ago and past action plans, presents views on how a green economy can promote sustainable development and poverty eradication, lays out an agenda for the institutional strengthening of the UN system for sustainable development and for the formulation, by 2015, of a set of Sustainable Development Goals, and describes a “Framework of Action” on specific areas and in specific parts of the world. Read more>>
Espaço Arena da Barra, Auditorium ARN-2
Join Roberto Smeraldi, Director of Amigos da Terra and Professor Ben Cashore, from the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies for a honest assessment of the state of affairs of Rio+20. Does the Framework of Actions provide effective tools to halt the decline of biodiversity globally? Following this, Dr. Ruth Nussbaum, Director of Proforest will look at the role of public procurement policies in promoting forest certification in pioneer countries. Finally, Amy Duchelle, an expert on CIFOR will look at the challenges, achievements, and realities facing smallholders and forest communities in the context of forest certification. Download program>>
- Roberto Waack (Amata) - The impact of FSC on sustainable forest management in Brazil
- Dr. Ruth Nussbaum (Proforest) - Promoting Forest Certification
- Amy Duchelle (CIFOR) - Focusing on smallholders and forest communities: achievements and challenges at the local level
FSC contributed to the discussion by raising the role of FSC certification in guaranteeing social rights, receiving a great deal of positive feedback and questions. Panellists included representatives of Governments, Employers among other organizations.
Join us in the Major Groups Pavilion (Pavilion T). Meet FSC experts, get answers to your questions, and learn more about FSC’s contribution to achieving Rio+20’s goals.
Andre de Freitas - FSC Director General