The economics of sustainable development, including sustainable patterns of production and consumption
17 Jun 2012, 11:00:00-13:30:00


  1. Phase out harmful subsidies and develop green tax schemes.
  2. Include environmental damages in the Gross National Product (GNP) and complement it with measures of social development.
  3. Promote sustainable public procurement worldwide as a catalyst for sustainable patterns, taking into account the need for a holistic approach to sustainable development and principles for a sustainable and fair economy.

Mr. Joseph Leahy (United Kingdom)
Financial Times
Dr. Enase Okonedo (Nigeria)
Dean, Lagos Business School
Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland (Norway)
Former Prime Minister of Norway
Mr. Helio Mattar (Brazil)
President, Akatu Institute.
Co-founder of the Ethos Institute
Dr. Ignacy Sachs (France)
Professor, Centre de Recherche sur le
Brasil Contemporain (CRDC)
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
Mr. Juan Carlos Castilla-Rubio (Peru)
CEO, Planetary Skin Institute
Dr. Kelly Rigg (United States of America)
Founding Director, Varda Group
Dr. Mathis Wackernagel (Switzerland)
Co-Founder, Executive-Director, Global Footprint Network
Ambassador Rubens Ricupero (Brazil)
Former Secretary-General, UNCTAD
Dr. Thomas Heller (United States of America)
Executive-Director, Climate Policy Initiative
Dr. Elisabeth Laville (France)
Director, UTOPIES

Facilitators of the online discussion
Mr. Yousef Bakr (Jordan)
University of Petra
Mr. Renato Flores (Brazil)
Funcacao Getulio Vargas
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