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UNDP-UNU-FGV Symposium on “Public Administration and Rio+20”: The Role of the Visible Hand of Public Institutions in Creating a Sustainable Future
18 Jun 2012 - 18 Jun 2012
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

FGV-Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Praia de Botafogo 190, room 1333 room, Botafogho, Rio de Janeiro

AGENDA (subject to changes)

 14:00 – 14:40 - Opening Remarks
Professor Cristovam Buarque, Senator of the Brazilian Congress and head of the Rio+20 Senate Commission, Brazil & Member of the UNU Council
Professor Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal President of the Getulio Vargas Foundation - FGV,
Olav Kjorven, UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator, UNDP, New York
Prof. Govindan Parayil, UNU Vice-Rector and Director of UNU-IAS, Focal Point of UNU for Rio+20

 14:40 – 15:20 - Session 1 – Rio+20, Public Administration and Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges (key findings from the special issue of PAD)
Speaker: Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, UNU-IAS

 15:20 – 16:40 - Session 2 – Public Administration and Good Governance for Sustainable Development
Chair: Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, UNU-IAS
Speakers:

“A Charter Moment: Restructuring Governance for Sustainability”
Professor Norichika Kanie, Tokyo Institute of Technology and UNU-IAS, Japan

“Cross-sectoral policies for sustainable development: a metagovernance perspective”
Michael Kull, MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Helsinki, Finland

Discussants:
Professor Eduardo Viola, University of Brasilia
Professor Patricia Regina Pinheiro Sampaio, FGV-Direito Rio

 16:40 – 17:00 – Coffee Break

 17:00 – 18:30 - Session 3 – Public Administration and the Mechanisms for Promoting Green Economy
Chair: Yannick Glemarec, UNDP
Speakers:

“The Political Economy of Green Growth: Illustrations from Southern Africa”
Dr. James Thurlow, UN University-World Inst. for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Finland

“Institutional subversion and deforestation: The case of rural property environmental licensing in Amazonia”
Professor Raoni Rajão, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

Discussants:
Dr. Ronaldo Serôa da Motta, IPEA-Institute of Applied Economic Research, Brazil
Professor Monica Pinhanez, FGV-EBAPE
Professor Melina Rocha Lukic, FGV-Direito Rio

 18:30 – 18:40 - Session 4 – Final remarks and the way forward

Prof. Govindan Parayil, UNU Vice-Rector and Director of UNU-IAS, Focal Point of UNU for Rio+20

 18:40 – 19:40 – Reception at FGV

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