OTTAWA, May 1, 2012 /CNW/ -
What?: Sustainable Prosperity and the University of Ottawa's Institute of the Environment are marking the 20th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit by presenting a two-day conference, "Building on Rio + 20: Canada's Role and Priorities in a Global Green Economy", to examine the policy and economic dimensions of Canada in a global green economy. Featured speakers at the conference include Québec Premier Jean Charest, Maurice Strong, 1992 Earth Summit Secretary-General, Brice Lalonde, Executive Coordinator, UNCSD Rio +20, Chris Bentley, Ontario Minister of Energy, and Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Innovation.
Who?: Keynote speakers include:
Premier Jean Charest, Premier of Québec
Minister Chris Bentley, Ontario Minister of Energy
Minister Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Innovation
Maurice Strong, 1992 Earth Summit Secretary-General
Brice Lalonde, Executive Coordinator, UNCSD Rio +20
Scott Vaughan, Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
Val Courtois, Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Relations, Canadian Boreal Initiative
David McLaughlin - National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy President and CEO
Stewart Elgie, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Chair, Sustainable Prosperity
Désirée McGraw, Executive Director, Jeanne Sauvé Foundation
When?: May 1 and 2, 2012.
Where?: Château Laurier
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- 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the seminal Earth Summit that was intended to chart a course for global sustainable development
- On June 20 - 22, Brazil is hosting the UN Rio + 20 Conference. At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, along with thousands of participants from governments, the private sector, NGOs and other groups, will come together to shape how we can reduce poverty, advance social equity and ensure environmental protection on an ever more crowded planet to get to the future we want.
- The Conference examines Canada's Role and Priorities in a Global Green Economy including the role that the natural resources sector may play.
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