Date(s) - 1 Apr 2012
The Lantern, St. John's
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the United Nations Rio Earth Summit, where sustainable development was put on the global agenda and key international agreements including the Climate Change Convention and the Convention on Biological Diversity were born.
World leaders will reconvene for Rio+20, in Brazil in June 20-22 2012, to reaffirm political commitments to sustainable development, assess progress and challenges in implementing sustainable development objectives, and chart a path forward. The document “The Future We Want” frames the agenda and expected outcomes of the Rio+20 Summit.
As a lead up to the international Earth Summit, we present an event that explores sustainable development in Newfoundland and Labrador and around the world.
A Discussion Panel: Sustainability in Newfoundland and Labrador
Sunday April 1st, 2012 at 2:00-4:00 pm at The Lantern
Kristie Jameson – Food Security Network
Sustainable Land Use
Dr. Luise Hermanutz – Memorial University
Our Energy Future
David Bazeley – Director of Electricity Policy (retired), NL Government
Dr. Ian Fleming – Ocean Sciences Centre, Memorial University
Key-note Address by Gywnne Dyer
RIO+20: Sustainable Development and the Green Economy
Sunday April 1st, 2012 at 7:30 pm at The Lantern
Tickets are available at the Lantern, Oxfam, or the NL Environment Network.
Reserve your tickets by calling the Lantern at 753-8760
The Lantern is located at 35 Barnes Road, St. John’s, NL
Parking is available in the Basilica parking lot, Military Road, St. John’s
Organized by The Lantern, Oxfam Canada, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network, in partnership with Nature Newfoundland and Labrador, Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador, and MUN Students Union.
For further information:
Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network