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  • Published on: 26 Oct 2011
  • Submitted by: Japan

Second Workshop of Japanese National Preparatory Committee for Rio +20
Second workshop of Japanese National Preparatory Committee for Rio +20 was held on October 2, 2011. The purpose of the workshop was to collect opinions from various Japanese stakeholders on draft input to be submitted to the Rio+20 Secretariat.
The workshop was started with opening remarks of co-Chairs? and His Excellency Mr. Marcos Bezerra Abbott Galv„o, Ambassador of Brazil to Japan, video message from Mr. Zukang Sha, Secretary-General of Rio+20. Ms. Chikako Takase, Acting Director of UNCRD also introduced UNCRD?s activities for Rio+20.

In the morning session, stakeholders from the 9 major groups mentioned in Agenda 21 had small group discussion on the draft input and made presentations on the result of their discussion. In the afternoon plenary session and working sessions on three themes ((a) General issues regarding sustainable development, (b) Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, and (c) Institutional framework for sustainable development) were organized, facilitated by Dr. Ryokichi Hirono (Counselor, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)), Mr. Toshihiko Goto (Chief executive, Network for Sustainability Communication(NSC)) and Dr. Norichika Kanie (Associate Professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology) respectively.
About 150 people attended the workshop and exchanged their views on the draft input. Japanese National Preparatory Committee for Rio +20 will reflect those opinions and finalize and submit the input to the Rio+20 Secretariat
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