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Towards Rio+20 and Beyond
7 Jun 2012 - 7 Jun 2012
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan

Programme

Towards Rio+20 and Beyond

MC: Dr. Vesselin Popovski, Senior Academic Programme Officer at UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP)

14:00 - 14:15 Opening Remarks
Prof. Govindan Parayil, UNU Vice-Rector and Director of UNU-IAS, Focal Point of UNU for Rio+20
Mr. Hiroshi Minami, Deputy Director-General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
H.E. Mr. Marcos Bezerra Abbott Galvão, Ambassador of Brazil to Japan
H.E. Ms. Mohau N. Pheko, Ambassador of South Africa to Japan
14:15 - 15:30 Session 1 – Rio+20: Opportunities and Challenges from Different Angles
Chair: Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, UNU Vice-Rector and Director of UNU-ISP
Speakers:
H.E. Mr. Marcos Bezerra Abbott Galvão, Ambassador of Brazil to Japan
H.E. Ms. Mohau N. Pheko, Ambassador of South Africa to Japan
Dr. Atsushi Suginaka, Director of the Global Environment Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
15:30 - 15:45

Break

15:45 – 17:00 Session 2 – Green Economy and Governance for Sustainable Development: The Road towards Rio+20 and Beyond
Chair: Dr. Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, Assistant Director of UNU-IAS
Speakers:
Mr. Kazuhiko Takemoto, Senior Fellow at UNU-IAS
Prof. Norichika Kanie, Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Research Fellow at UNU-IAS
Prof. Koyu Furusawa, Professor at Kokugakuin University
Dr. Manu V. Mathai, Research Fellow at UNU-IAS

17:00 - 17:15 Final Remarks
Prof. Govindan Parayil, UNU Vice-Rector and Director of UNU-IAS
17:15 - 18:30 Book Launch and Reception (in 2nd floor UNU Bookshop)
Launch of Green Economy and Good Governance for Sustainable Development: Opportunities, Promises and Concerns (UNU Press)

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