Collective Action for Sustainable Development: Rio+20 Seminar
Posted in Events by UNAAVictoria on May 7th, 2012
|17 May , 2012|
|2:30 pm||to||5:00 pm|
UNAA Australia at Rio+20 Seminar
In June 2012, world leaders will convene at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to build global consensus on the green economy as a means to achieve sustainable development. The upcoming UNAA (Vic) Australia at Rio+20 Seminar, be held in Melbourne on Thursday 17 May, brings together key players from business, government and civil society to discuss Australia’s role and contribution at the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
Recognising that business is a key agent for achieving the Rio+20 goals, this seminar explores the role that Australian business can play in advancing sustainable development and the green economy through responsible business practices and collective action with government and civil society.
Melbourne, 2.30pm – 5pm, Thursday 17 May
Come and be part of the conversation with an expert panel to discuss:
- The Australian Government’s position at Rio+20;
- Australian business involvement in the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum and Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD2012);
- Calls for a global sustainability reporting framework from the international community;
- Opportunities for cross-sector collaboration to advance Rio+20 goals; and
- Expected outcomes and impacts of Rio+20 for the Australian business community and beyond.
Rosemary Sainty (Former Head, Secretariat UN Global Compact Network Australia and Adviser, Corporate Engagement, Transparency Australia)
- Donna Petrachenko (First Assistant Secretary Australian Government Rio+20 Taskforce)
- Caroline Bayliss (Australian Director, Climate Change Group)
- Charles Berger (Director of Strategic Ideas, Australian Conservation Foundation)
- Nathan Fabian (Chief Executive, Investor Group on Climate Change)
- Melanie Stutsel (Director, Health, Safety, Environment & Community Policy, Minerals Council of Australia)
- Matthew Tukaki (Australian Network Representative, UN Global Compact)
- Victoria Whitaker (Network Manager, Global Reporting Initiative, Focal Point Australia).
RSVP Essential. Please note places are limited; please register early to avoid disappointment.