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IUCN / CEC Newsletter June 2012 Issue 49

Dear CEC members,

Members of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) are heading to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also referred to as ‘Rio+20’. The event takes place from 20-22 June 2012.

IUCN will participate in the meeting with a delegation of 41 persons headed by Julia Marton-Lefèvre, Director General of IUCN. The various papers (position papers and policy briefs) prepared by IUCN as a contribution to the Rio+20 process are available here on the IUCN website on Rio+20. IUCN CEC will be represented by Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair, and attended by more than 20 CEC members.

Will you be in Rio?

What is our vision?

"IUCN envisions sustainable development as a path that leads to a just and prosperous world which values and conserves nature by using its resources sustainably through effective and equitable governance. This is the only foundation on which a truly green economy can be built. This is where the three pillars of sustainable development defined in Rio 1992 come together..."

With best regards,

Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair

Keith Wheeler, CEC Chair

Rio+20 CEC Update
image 20+CEC members to attend Rio+20
More than 20 CEC members are attending the Rio+20 conference. CEC members are invited to an informal dinner on 19 June at 8 pm. »

image IUCN Side Event on Nature-Based Solutions for a Sustainable Future
IUCN will host a side event with the African Development Bank at Rio+20. CEC members are invited to attend. »

imageRio+20 People's Sustainability Treaty on Higher Education
CEC member Daniella Tilbury shares a draft of the treaty developed through the Copernicus Alliance and the International Association of Universities. »

image Rio+20 event invitation: Unlocking the potential of Tertiary Education to accelerate Sustainable Development
The Tertiary Education Collaboration for Sustainability cordially invites CEC members to attend their side event at Rio+20. »

imageShaping Rio+20 position on environmental education
IUCN CEC member Pam Puntenney reports on the Concept Note 2012 developed for Rio+20 by the UN CSD Education Working Group and related news. »

imageRio+20 Elders+Youngers Project features IUCN CEC member Esther Agbarakwe
Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson, and Gro Brundtland debate with young activists including IUCN CEC member Esther Agbarakwe at a public event in Oslo, with questions from a live online audience. Watch the video and join the discussion. »

imageEarth Charter events at Rio+20
The Earth Charter International Secretariat is organizing three events during Rio+20 and is collaborating with other partners' events. In addition, the Earth Charter is a central part of one of the People’s Treaties. »

imageLEAD event at Rio+20: The Sustainability Leadership We Want
LEAD International to host event on the role of leaders for sustainability. »

imageYouth-related events at Rio+20
A number of CEC-related youth and intergenerational events will be taking place at Rio+20. »

imageAbout the Rio+20 Conference
2012 is an important year for the international community and IUCN. The Rio+20 Conference will be held in June and, two months later, the IUCN World Conservation Congress will take place in Jeju. »

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