UN Environment Chief To Brief the Media on the Green Economy and Rio+20 di, nov 15, 2011

The briefing will give journalists an opportunity to address UNEP's ground-breaking report: Toward a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication.

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What: Press Conference

When: 16 November 2011 (Wednesday), 14:00

Where: Media Center Hotel (Multi-Function Hall, No.11B Fuxing Lu, Beijing)

Who: Mr. Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of

the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner will be briefing the media in Beijing on the prospects for the Green Economy in China and on the upcoming UN Summit on sustainable development -also known as Rio+20 -which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012.

The briefing will give journalists an opportunity to address UNEP's ground-breaking report: Toward a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication. While a synthesis of this report was launched last February, this is the full and final version that provides the blueprint for a transition to a Green Economy that aims to make better use of natural resources and trigger new economic growth and employment opportunities.

The idea of a Green Economy is fast becoming a key component of mainstream public discourse and will be one of two pillars of the Rio+20 Summit next year.

For more information and to register to attend the press conference, please contact:

Ms. Jiang Nanqing, UNEP China Office, Tel. 85320922, Email: nanqing.jiang@unep.org

Ms. Chen Hao, UNEP China Office, Tel: 85320921, Email: hao.bath@gmail.com

Note:

  • Chinese/English simultaneous translation will be provided.

  • Coffee/Tea and light lunch will be provided during the event.

     
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