Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network

“The Future We Want” – A Discussion Panel on Sustainable Development in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Date(s) - 1 Apr 2012
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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:  Sustainable Development in Newfoundland and Labrador

Sunday April 1st, 2012 at 2:00-4:00 pm at The Lantern

Food Security
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

Sustainable Fisheries
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

Admission: $5


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:

Chris Hogan
Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network


Bill Hynd
Oxfam Canada