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Side Event 27 March: Women's critical perspectives on the Green Economy
27 Mar 2012 - 27 Mar 2012
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

UN New York

Women's Critical Perspectives on the 'Green Economy'

Background: There is concern that post Rio+20 "Green" Economy activities might be used and misused to green-wash existing unsustainable economic practices that lead to inequities and infringe on the rights of effected peoples and future generations. Should Rio+20 not fundamentally aim to transform the current economic paradigm?

Objective: The side event will highlight practical examples of rights-based approaches to ensure women are not negatively impacted by Sustainable Development policies. The event will also highlight the role of women in initiatives and projects that do contribute to genuine sustainable livelihoods, and contribute recommendations to the UNCSD process on how such initiatives can be supported.


Programme:

18:15 Welcome

? Sascha Gabizon, Director, WECF International, co-rganising partner for the Women?s Major Group

? Tess Vistro, Asian Platform Women Law and Development

18:25 ? 19:00

? Isis Alvarez, Global Forest Coalition, Colombia
?Potential impacts on women of the proposed expansion of the 'bio-economy' and the need for appropriate support for sustainable, women-driven initiatives that enhance food sovereignty and ecosystem restoration?

? Rachel Smolker, Biofuelwatch, USA
The importance of genuinely sustainable renewable energy policies for women, and the risks of industrial bio-energy production for women's food systems and livelihoods

? Rachel Smolker, Biofuelwatch, USA
The importance of genuinely sustainable renewable energy policies for women, and the risks of industrial bio-energy production for women?s food systems and livelihoods

? Neth Dano, ETC Group, Canada
What are Green Technologies? The need for independent technology assessment and monitoring, the example of Geo Engineering and Ocean Fertilization.

19:00 ? 19:25 Specific improvements for the Rio+20 Zero Draft
? Christine von Weizsńcker Ecoropa / WECF, closing and conclusions

Discussion with all participants and panelists.

Delegations: Please indicate your interest to participate before 22 of March with the co-organizing Partner for the Women?s MG: Women in Europe for a Common Future ? WECF International, Sascha Gabizon:

sascha.gabizon@wecf.eu

Organizers:
Global Forest Coalition, International
Biofuelwatch, International
Sobrevivencia, Paraguay
Timberwatch, South Africa
Global Justice Ecology Project, USA
APWLD, International
ETC Group, International
WECF International

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