Workshops, Meetings and Events


E Learning Course: Strengthening the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development (IFSD) Post Rio+20

Date: 5-14 December


Where: Online

Focus: Participants will learn about the current institutional architecture concerned with sustainable development, emerging policy issues requiring an effective institutional response, and political challenges to advance reform as reflected in the negotiations leading up to, and during Rio+20.


What Happens on Monday?

Date: 22 June 2012

Where:  RioCentro T-1

Time: 13:00 - 17:00

Focus: to build capacity and expertise on how to develop a post-Rio+20 work plan of implementation.


The Future We Want: Biodiversity in the Sustainable Development Goals

Date: June 15 

Location: RioCentro T-2, Rio de Janeiro

Time: 13:30-15:00

Focus: How to incorportate biodiversity into the sustainable development goals


Driving Innovations towards a Green Economy: Lessons Learned and Recommendations from the field in Asia and the Pacific United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)

Date: Today (June 14th) 

Time: 13:00 – 14:45 

Where: UNEP Pavilion, Athletes Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Focus: Green economy innovation: A look at case studies from Asia and the Pacific. 

Note: Please take a shuttle bus from Rio Centro Convention Center to the Athlete Park for 5 minutes.


Elimination of Extremes of Wealth and Poverty in a Green Economy Context

BIC-Side-event-FlyerWhen: 13 June 2012

Time: 15:30pm—17:00pm

Location: T-6 RioCentro (Rio de Janerio, Brazil)

Focus: The Bahá'í International Community invites you to a participatory discussion to explore perspectives on the elimination of extremes of wealth and poverty in the context of the green economy and sustainable development.


Civil Society Consultation on the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative 25 April 2012 – London, UK

Prepared by the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service in Cooperation with Practical Action

Organized by Practical Action, Christian Aid and ONE, this consultation meeting brought together six members of the UN Secretary-General's High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All and representatives from 31 civil society organizations and academic institutions from across the UK and Europe to exchange views on the Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy for All Initiative (SE4ALL). A list of the civil society organizations and academic institutions that participated is available here. The two-hour meeting occurred in London on the margins of the 24 April meeting of Principal Members of the High-level Group, as well as the 25-26 April Clean Energy Ministerial.


World Bank Webchat: Sustainable Development

Date: Tuesday June 5

Time: 10:00-11:00 AM EST

Location: Online 

Focus: What does Rio+20 need to deliver to create a sustainable world?

Webchat with the World Bank's Vice President of Sustainable Development, Rachel Kyte


UN Forum 2012

UN-flyer-150Date: Saturday 14 July 2012

Time: 10:00-18:00 GMT

Location: London, Institute of Education

Focus: To bring together UN experts, policy-makers and opinion-shapers with a wide cross-section of the public to discuss peace and security, human rights, development and environmental issues.


International Society of Sustainability Professionals Free Webinar

Date: Thursday, May 24

Time: 7pm GMT

Where: Online

Focus: One hour panel discussion on the Rio+20 themes lead by UNEP and Stakeholder Forum


London + 20

Date: Tuesday, 5th of June

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: British Youth Council

Focus: A one day program including plenary discussion, working sessions, exhibition and simulation of Rio+20 Conference.


Get Rio: Global Governance for a Sustainable Future

Date: Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Time: 10 am EDT

Location: On the internet around the world, available here

On the internet around the world

Focus: Review the history of sustainable development governance;


Choosing Our Future: Open and Participatory Sustainable Development Governance

When: Tuesday, June, 19, 2012 

Time: 8:30-5:30

Where: Fundacao Getulio Vargas Praia de Botafogo, 190Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Focus: Highlight governance commitments from around the world, develop an agenda of good governance reforms for the coming decade and advance ideas on how to build legal frameworks at the national, regional and international levels to implement Principle 10