• Lead-organizer: Denmark
  • 09:00 - 10:30
  • Date: 21 Jun 2012
  • Room: T-1

Sustainable, Inclusive Growth: The Way Forward from Rio+20 and G20

Organizing partners

The Global Green Growth Forum and the Global Green Growth Institute.


In 2050, we will be 9bn people on the planet. We know the challenges that this implies for energy, food, water - especially, if we set the ambition of creating a global middle class comprising all of us. To turn these challenges into opportunities for sustainable and equitable growth, a closer collaboration between the public and private sectors is needed.

The UN Secretary-General, who has made sustainable development his top priority, the President of Mexico, G20 chair and a leading regional champion on sustainable growth, the President of South Korea, one of the world's green growth economy leaders, and the Prime Minister of Denmark, current Presidency of the Council of the European Union and a pioneer of clean growth, as well as a number of other prominent decision-makers and thought leaders, will be part of a session on critical post Rio+20 and G20 implementation challenges and how to intensify private sector engagement in driving the transition to a sustainable and inclusive growth economy.

The session will address the challenge of speed-to-scale in securing green and inclusive growth called for by the Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Global Sustainability, and explore how platforms such as the Global Green Growth Forum can contribute to spur action and scale up and intensify business contribution in the transition to a green economy.

The discussion will feed into the agenda of the next Global Green Growth Forum in Copenhagen on 9-10 October 2012, where a select group of 200 public and private world leaders will convene to give momentum to PPPs with a potential to bring speed and scale to the third industrial revolution.

Detailed programme

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark

Keynote speakers:
Felipe Calderon, President of Mexico [tbc]
Lee Myung-Bak, President of the Republic of Korea

Panel Discussion moderated by Angel Gurrķa, Secretary General, OECD

Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever
Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director-General, UNIDO
Luciano Coutinho, President, BNDES
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark

Closing address:
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
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