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How the Green Economy depends on Water
7 Mar 2011 - 7 Mar 2011
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Conference Room 4, New North Lawn Building, UNHQ, New York

Organized by UN-Water and the Secretary-General?s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation

UN-Water and the United Nations Secretary-General?s Advisory Board (UNSGAB) side event will articulate the linkages among water (including drinking water and water resources management), sanitation and the multiple facets of the green economy while providing a forum to discuss how water issues feature on the Rio+20 agenda. The side event will focus on the themes and objectives of Rio+20 highlighting particularly how water and the green economy are co-dependent. Participants will discuss how water can be placed in these discussions.

Monday, 07 March 2011; 18:15 ? 19:45


- Achim Steiner, Executive Director UNEP and Sylvie Lemmet, Director, Division of Technology
Industry and Economics, UNEP for UN-Water
- Uschi Eid, UNSGAB Vice-Chair, and Bonn 2011 Conference Steering Committee Vice-Chair
- Jean-Pierre Thebault, Ambassador for Environment and Head of French Delegation
- Asad M. Khan, Vice-Chair of the Bureau for the Preparatory Process of Rio 2012 and Director-General,
United Nations Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Pakistan (tbc),
- Julia Bucknall, Manager Global Water Unit, World Bank
- Rafael Callejas, President Millennium Water Alliance (tbc)

Contributing partners:

- Member states: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and German Federal
Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety; French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- UN organizations: UNEP on behalf of UN-Water; World Bank
- Civil Society Organizations

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