The RIO+20 Earth Summit

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations organized conference The RIO+20 Earth Summit A new milestone in reconciling society, economy and environment at the global, national and local level? 

10. 5. 2012 (9:30)

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9.00 – 9.30 Registration

9.30 – 9.45 Opening speeches
Mr. Ivan Jukl, Director General of the Economic Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
H.E. Mr. George Monteiro Prata, Ambassador of Brazil to the Czech Republic
H.E. Mr. Ole Moesby, Ambassador of Denmark to the Czech Republic

9.45 – 10.00 Keynote Speech. Where do we stand on the road to RIO+20?
Prof. Bedřich Moldan, Vice-Chair of the Bureau of the Preparatory Committee for Rio+20, Director of the Charles University Environment Centre

10.00 – 11.30 Global level: What framework for reconciling the social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainable development should RIO+20 deliver?
Speakers included:
Ms. Alison Tate, Policy Director of External Relations of the International Trade Union Confederation
H.E. Mr. Venkatesan Ashok, Ambassador of India to the Czech Republic
Mr. Čestmír Hrdinka, Executive Director, Greenpeace Czech Republic

11.45 – 13.15 National and local levels: A long way to green economy and social and environmental equity?
Speakers include:
Ms. Veronika Hunt Šafránková, Advisor to the First Deputy Minister of the Environment on International Environmental Affairs
Mr. Petr J. Kalaš, Initiator of the Czech association, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Mr. Jaroslav Klusák, Energy Manager, Department for Projects and Strategy, City of Litoměřice

Programme of the conference you can download here.

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