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17:00 to 18:30: Green Economy: Achievements & Perspectives in the Adriatic-Ionian Region
21 Jun 2012 - 21 Jun 2012
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Rio Centro P3-E

The regional meeting of the Adriatic-Ionian Initiative (AII) constitutes as a forum for promoting sub-regional cooperation and affirmation of the current environmental issues, sustainable development and green economy at the member state level. It a suitable gathering for country representatives and other stakeholders to define priorities, activities and strategic directions for the development of green economy in accordance with their respective national circumstances, available resources and needs

The side-event - organized by the Government of Serbia in partnership with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, UNEP and UNDP � will present the findings and conclusions of the Roundtable on the Environmental Protection of the Adriatic-Ionian which was held in Belgrade, Serbia, on 22 March 2012 on the road to Rio+20. The focus of the meeting will be the

The side event�s attendants will share the findings from their Green Economy Studies and discuss potential regional cooperation, regional initiative and processes in the context of transitioning to green economy after the Conference. Country representatives will present the state of affairs in the field of green economy, projected developments, and planned activities. This should be an important step in strengthening the (sub)regional cooperation for meeting the challenges of transitioning to green economy.

The AII side event would illustrate how a successful ongoing regional cooperation can serve as an example for other (potential) regional activities. The outcome of the side event would contribute to harmonize positions of the countries in the region and constructively contribute to the negotiations by strengthening cooperation for taking on new challenges and by positioning stances regionally and supranationally (EU).

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