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DIARY - Earth Summit 2002 on sustainable development

22.08.2002  |  128× přečteno      vytisknout článek

The United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from August 26 to Septmber 4, 2002. The main governmental event will be held in the Sandton Convention Centre (SCC), with parallel events being held by business and civil society groups around the city before, during and after the main event.

All times are in GMT. South Africa is GMT 2. *New events are marked with an asterisk. - - - - MONDAY, AUGUST 19 - Pre-Civil Society Global Forum events, ExpoCentre, Nasrec Centre (to Sept 4). - Corporate Accountability Week (to August 23) - *Pre-summit meeting of judges to discuss environmental law (until August 20). Kopanong Hotel. - - - - TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 - Indigenous People\'s International Summit on Sustainable Development (to August 23). Kimberley, Northern Cape Province. - Panel discussion on the WSSD with representatives from government, business and civil society. University of the Witwatersrand. - - - - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 - Press conference addressed by Mike Muller, Director General of S.African Forestry and Water Affairs. Water Dome, 1000. - *World Bank launches annual World Development Report: 2003 sustainable development in a dynamic world. 1230. - *Tokyo Sexwale, Chairman of the Business Co-ordinating Forum, launches Water Neutral Project. The Brew House, SA Breweries, Sandton, 1430. - - - - THURSDAY, AUGUST 22 - Washington-based Dr Val Giddings, ex-US Department of Agriculture, addresses GMO-Biotechnology news conference. Marks Parks Sports Club, 1030 for 1100. - Corporate Accountability Week: Goldman Prize Evening. 20 past recipients of prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize gather to discuss a Council of Goldman prize activists. - Second South/South Biopiracy Summit, St. Stithians College - Envirolaw Conference: side conference on enviornmental law (until August 25). Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal Province. - - - - FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 - Corporate Accountability Week: \"Greenwash\" cocktail party for members of the press. Global NGOs expose those most guilty of attempting to greenwash their polluting practices. - Launch of official Global Forum event. South African President Thabo Mbeki invited as chief guest speaker. Johannesburg Stadium. - Opening concert, former South African President Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki expected to attend. Venue to be confirmed. - - - - SATURDAY, AUGUST 24 - Implementation Conference: organised by Stakeholder Forum for our Common Future (to Aug 26). IUCN Environment Centre, Sandton/ Indaba Hotel, Midrand. - Pre-summit talks (to Aug 25). Sandton Convention Centre (SCC). - North-South research Partnerhip Workshop (business event) (to August 26). Venue to be announced. - Conference on Sustainable Development hosted by The Greens in the European Parliament/ European Free Alliance/ Henrich Boell Foundation (to August 26). Nasrec centre. - The German Federal Ministry for the Environment Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany, and the NGO Forum on Environment and Development host meeting on \"Strengthening the voice of NGOs in international environmental governance\". Ubuntu Village, German Pavilion, 1830-1930. - - - - SUNDAY, AUGUST 25 - Multi-party summit briefing including UN Special Envoy Jan Pronk, South African Environment Minister Valli Moosa, Worldwatch, Greenpeace and Heinrich Boell Foundation. IUCN Environment Centre, 0800-1100. - Opening ceremony organised by South African government, 1600. Venue to be announced. - Day two of Implementation Conference: organised by Stakeholder Forum for our Common Future. IUCN Environment Centre, Sandton/ Indaba Hotel, Midrand. - Final day of pre-summit talks. SCC. - Day two of North-South research Partnerhip Workshop (business event) (to August 26). Venue to be announced. - Day two of Conference on Sustainable Development hosted by The Greens in the European Parliament/ European Free Alliance/ Henrich Boell Foundation (to August 26). Nasrec centre. - - - - MONDAY, AUGUST 26 MAIN: - Partnership events, including discussions on intitiatives to be launched. Informal talks to be held on draft implementation plan and political declaration (to August 28). - Plenary sessions: Health (am)/ Biodiversity (pm), SCC. BUSINESS: - International Energy Agency to release \"Energy and Poverty\" chapter of the forthcoming World Energy Outlook. Focus on electricity access and on traditional biomass use in developing countries, along with outlook to 2030. - Final day of North-South research Partnerhip Workshop (business event). Venue to be announced. - Eskom: Sustainability in the ESI Conference. Eskom Convention Centre. - Volkswagen Group Exhibition: a technical exhibition addressing energy efficiency in the automotive sector. Volkswagen Conference Centre, Midrand. CIVIL SOCIETY: - Final day of Conference on Sustainable Development hosted by The Greens in the European Parliament/ European Free Alliance/ Henrich Boell Foundation. Nasrec centre. - Final day of Implementation Conference: organised by Stakeholder Forum for our Common Future. IUCN Environment Centre, Sandton/ Indaba Hotel, Midrand. - IUCN WSSD Launch and greening of WSSD. IUCN Environment Centre, Sandton, 0800. ENVIRONMENT: - Water For African Cities, held by U.N. Human Settlement Programme. 1115-1245. - Start of daily WWF press briefing. IUCN Environment Centre, Sandton, 1330. - - - - TUESDAY, AUGUST 27 MAIN: - Plenary session: Agriculture (am); Cross sectoral issues (technology, finance/trade, education, information (pm). SCC. BUSINESS: * - BMW press conference on \"Sustainability - it can be done\". Earth Lounge, Sandton Square, 0900. - Southern Africa Power Pool Drought Cycles Conference, Eskom Convention Centre. - World Business Council on Sustainable Development press briefing. IUCN Environment Centre, Sandton, 1100. CIVIL SOCIETY: - Roundtable on Environment, Development and Sustainable Peace. Tensile 1, Ubuntu Village. Hosted by Adelphi Research, Environmental Change & Security Project of the Woodrow Wilson Center, Foundation of Foreign Peace & Democracy, 0945 to 1145. - Local government summit begins at Sandton Crowne Plaza. ENVIRONMENT: - World Wildlife Fund to make announcements about freshwater in Africa. IUCN Enviroment Centre, 1330. - The World Resources Institute launches book \"Closing the Gap: Information, Participation, and Justice in Decision-Making for the Environment Based on the findings of The Access Initiative\". IUCN Environment Center, Aloe Room, 1500. - The World in 2012: Towards a Ten Year Plan to Achieve Sustainable Production and Consumption. International Coalition for Sustainable Production and Consumption. SCC, 1115-1245. - Presentation of the Results of the Indigenous People\'s Summit on Sustainable Development. SCC, 1630-1800. - Launch of World Bank Development Report 2003 \"Sustainable Development with a Dynamic Economy. SCC, 1630 -1800. - - - - WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28 MAIN: - Plenary: Water and sanitation (am), Energy (pm). SCC. BUSINESS: - Renewables Round Table: a discussion between senior business and government delegates about renewable energy, Eskom Convention Centre. Also Solar Dish launched to demonstrate alternative energy sources. - Sustainable Forestry in South African reception: Representatives from Global Forest products Ltd. IDC, Sandton, 1600. - Water Dome Event begins (to September 3). Central meeting place for public and private water organisations, The Dome, Northgate. Opening function: 1400-1700, with Prince of Orange and Nelson Mandela. - Blue IQ/ GEDA Cocktail party, Hilton, 1600. - Signing of Green Paper: companies commit themselves to achieving and maintaining development and conservation. International Labour Organisation and Iron and Steel Institute. - Energy and Sustainable Development in Africa an official WSSD side event with speakers from the U.S. and Africa. Hilton Ballroom 3, 1830-2000. - Volkswagen South Africa host exhibition on efficient use of energy in modern motor vehicles. Midrand, 1130. CIVIL SOCIETY: - Energy and the Kyoto Protocol discussion (Greenpeace). IUCN Enviroment Centre, Sandton, 1700. - - - -. THURSDAY AUGUST 29 MAIN: Plenary: statements by international orgs, UN agencies, regional commissions and major NGOs. SCC. BUSINESS: - International Conference of Forest and Paper Associations. Hilton, 1300-1500. - Clean Development Mechanism Reception. Hilton, 1600. - Sustainability, Finance and Africa: panel event where South African and international financial institutions explore initiatives. Hilton Ballroom 2, 1200-1530. - Vivendi Environnement: Public-Private Training Initiative on Sustainable Urban Development. Hilton, time to be confirmed. - Parliamentary Workshop on Clean Air and Clean Water. Summer Place, time to be cofirmed. - Southern Business Challenge launch. Hilton, 0900-1100. - Clean Coal Technologies conference. Eskom Convention Centre. - GIBS Forum hosts presentation on contribution of business to sustainable development delivered by Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, chairman designate of Anglo American plc, 1600. - Energy and sustainable development. International Energy Agency and others. 1115-1245. CIVIL SOCIETY: - NEPAD discussion. IUCN Environment Centre, Sandton, 1100. - Making Sure Things Get Done: Governance, Accountability and Strategies for Sustainable Development. Ubuntu Village, Conference Centre, Room D, 1400 to 1530. - - - - FRIDAY AUGUST 30 MAIN: - Statements by international organisations, UN agencies, regional commissions and major NGOs. BUSINESS: - South African Business Week: networking and business opportunities (daily until September 2). Gallagher Estate. - World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)/International Finance Corporation Regional Network Event. Hilton, 0700-1100. - Water Dome: Talks on water and food security - WBCSD Cement Sustainability Initiative Launch. Hilton, 1300. - WBCSD Electricity Utilities project. Hilton, 1100. - International Council of Chemical Associations. Hilton, 1100. - Practical business contributions to NEPAD. Ernst & Young\'s offices, 1400-1600. - WBCSD/IIED Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development. Hilton, 0700-0930. - Energy for Sustainable Development. Eskom Convention Centre, all day. - Eskom Energy Efficiency Awards, Kyalami on the Track. - Lessons learned in building up a gas industry. Ster-Kinekor Cinema Complex, Sandton City. Cinema no. 5, 0800-1300. CIVIL SOCIETY: - Sustainable Tourism and its contribution to Poverty Alleviation. World Tourism Organisation, 1115 to 1245. - Health and Environment in the 21st Century: Priorities and Action to Secure Our Children\'s future. WHO, UNICEF, 1115 to 1245. ENVIRONMENT: - WWF Species Information Service Launch. IUCN Environment Centre, Sandton, 1330. - - - - SATURDAY AUGUST 31 BUSINESS: - Sustainable Livelihoods Bottom of the Pyramid Laboratory. Hilton, 0700-1000. - WBCSD Gathering and \'Walking the Talk\' book launch. Hilton, 1200-1630. - International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) launch ceremony award. Hilton, 1700. World Summit Business Awards for Sustainable Development Partnerships. - ICC/UNCTAD. Hilton, 1200-1630. - CIAA industry cocktail. Hilton, 1630-1830. - Water Dome: Talks on water and nature - German Business Day: Sustainable Development as challenge for all business partners. German contributions and perspectives. Ubuntu Village (Tensile 1), 0900-1700. - Global Reporting Initiative. Summer Place, 0830 to 1245. - Discussion: Is there a Business case for Biodiversity? IUCN Environment Centre, Sandton, 1100. CIVIL SOCIETY: - Global Public Policy Institute/ World Conservation Union host workshop on networks and partnerships as innovative tools of environmental governance. IUCN Environment Centre, Aloe Room, 0900 to 1130. - - - - SUNDAY SEPT 1 BUSINESS: - \'BUSINESS DAY\' LEKOTLA High profile business and political leaders will be involved. Expected to attend: UK prime minister Tony Blair; James Wolfensohn, World Bank; Mexican President Vicente Fox. Hilton Ballroom from 0700 GMT. - Business Trust Dinner. Hilton Ballroom, 1800. - Eskom Enterprises: Ugandan High Commission Seminar. Eskom Convention Centre. - Water Dome: Talks on water, energy and climate ENVIRONMENT: - IUCN Environment Centre press briefings and talks on water. Speakers include Mikhail Gorbachev, 1030 to 1500. - - - - MONDAY SEPT 2 MAIN: Plenary - Statements by Heads of State and Government and other high-level reps, five minutes for each country. Roundtables - Four will be held at heads of state level, on the theme of \"Making it Happen\". BUSINESS: - SIGMA Project Event (British Standards Institution). Hilton, 1200-1500. - WBCSD Financial Sector. Hilton, 0700-0830. - Water Dome: Talks on water, health and poverty - International Emission Trading Association. Hilton, 1400-1600. - International Federation of Consulting Engineers. Hilton, 0800 to 1000 and 1200 to 1500. - International Emission Trading Association. Hilton Ballroom 1, 1400 to 1600. - WBCSD Mobility Sector Project. 0900 to 1100. - Promoting the Development of Sustainable Energy in Southern Africa. Hilton Ballroom 1, 0900 to 1100. CIVIL SOCIETY: - Reuters/IUCN Environmental Media Awards. IUCN Environmental Centre, 0900. - Launch of World Parks Congress, to be attended by Nelson Mandela amd Queen Noor of Jordan. 1600. - - - - TUESDAY SEPT 3 MAIN: - Plenary: (continued from Yesterday) Statements by Heads of State and Government and other high-level reps, five minutes for each country. - Roundtables: Four will be held at heads of state level, on the theme of \"Making it Happen\". BUSINESS: - Austrian Sustainable Industry: Best Practice Example. Hilton, 1200 to 1500. - WBCSD Mobility Sector Project. Hilton, 1200 to 1500. - Water Dome: Talks on water and globalisation CIVIL SOCIETY: - Panel discussion organised by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture on \"The contribution of organic agriculture to biodiversity and sustainability\". Nasrec centre, 1600-1800. - Panel discussion on the environmental roots of tension and conflict. IUCN Environment Centre, Sandton, 1100. ENVIRONMENT: - Launch of Great Apes Survival Project with Leonardo di Caprio. IUCN Environment Centre, Sandton, 0900. - - - - WEDNESDAY SEPT 4 MAIN: - Plenary: Statements by Heads of State and Government and other high-level reps, five minutes for each country. - Roundtables: Four will be held at heads of state level, on the theme of \"Making it Happen\". - Multi-stakeholder event with high level participation by governments and all nine major groups. Followed by adoption of final documents and the closure of the summit. - - - -. REUTERS NEWS SERVICE


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