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Transformation towards a sustainable, low-carbon future
20 Jun 2012 - 20 Jun 2012
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM

German Pavilion, Parque dos Atletas, Rio de Janeiro

Lead Organizer:
German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU)

Partners:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
UN Volunteers

Speaker / Panelists:
Mr. Dirk Messner, Vice-Chair, WGBU and Director, German Development Institute (DIE)
Mr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Member, WBGU and Deputy Director, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Mr. Bernd Eisenblätter Chair of the Management Board GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit
Ms. Flavia Pansieri, Executive Coordinator, United Nations Volunteers

Short description
This side event will discuss pathways to a sustainable future by drawing on the German Advisory Council on Global Change's report "A social contract for sustainability". Energy system will be considered in detail. The WBGU's perspective will be complemented with practical experiences from German international development corporation as well as a view on active citizenship from UN Volunteers.

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