June 19, 2012
Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Conference : Poverty and access to basic services
Event co-organized with the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro.
The conversation on poverty and the environment that began in Paris in June 2011, at the Institute’s Conference, was carried over to Rio de Janeiro during Rio+20. Combatting poverty and conserving the environment are two key endeavors for building a sustainable future together. This flagship event brought together some 300 participants, to hear the invited panel of fifteen top-level experts.
"This conference was organized with the support of the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment and the French Development Agency."
Izabella Teixeira, Brazilian Environment Minister
Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC, Director general of The Energy and Resources Institute
Dr Pachauri has been with TERI since 1982, when he joined as Director and was then redesignated as Director-General in April 2001. Since 1998, he has also been Chancellor, TERI University. Prominently known for his research on environmental issues, Dr Pachauri has received both national and international acclaim for his efforts in building awareness and understanding about man-made climate change including laying the foundation for measures required to adapt to and mitigate these changes and their policy dimensions. In April 2002, Dr Pachauri was elected the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, as position to which he was re-elected in SIPCC along with former Vice President Al Gore was awarded the “Nobel Peace Prize” for the year 2007. He has been conferred with the “Padma Vibhushan”, second highest civilian award, for his services in the field of science and engineering in January 2008 by the President of India and received the 'Officier De La LégionD'Honneur' from the Government of France in 2006. He has also been conferred with ‘The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star' by His Majesty Akihito, Emperor of Japan, the ‘Commander of the Order of the White Rose of Finland' by the Prime Minister of Finland and the ‘Commander of the Order of Leopold II' by the King of the Belgians. He also has associations with academic and research institutes and has also authored 23 books and several papers and articles. Since 1999, he has been an appointed Member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Environment Agency, Government of Japan. In July 2009 he was also appointed Director, Yale Climate and Energy Institute, USA.
Luiz Pinguelli Rosa, Director of COPPE / UFRJ
Brazilian, PhD in Physics, Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering. Prof. Rosa is Director of COPPE / UFRJ. Its main lines of research: theoretical physics, elementary particle, neutron physics, nuclear reactors, energy and technology, energy planning and environmental impacts, emissions of greenhouse gases, alternative energy, energy policy and institutional changes, nuclear policy. Scientific papers published in: Revista Brasileira de Física, Revista de Ensino de Física, Revista Brasileira de Energia, Physical Review Letters, Physics Letters, Nuclear Physics, Novo Cimento, Theco Review of Physics, Energy Policy, Ambio, Energy Manegement, Climate Change. Supervised fifty-five Master's and PhD theses, fourteen, from 1973. Member of the World Council of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eletrobrás.
Manuela Carneiro Da Cunha, Anthropologist, University of Chicago
Julia MARTON-LEFÈVRE, Former Director-General, International Union for Conservation of Nature
José Maria Cardoso da Silva, Executive Vice President, Field Programs, Conservation International
Pavan Sukhdev, Founder and Chair, GIST Advisory
greening of economies is not a burden on growth but rather a new engine for growing wealth and decent employment, and for the reduction of persistent poverty. A career banker, Pavan took a sabbatical from Deutsche Bank from 2008 till 2010 in order to deliver the environmental projects “TEEB” and the “Green Economy Report” for UNEP’s Green Economy Initiative. Pavan was appointed Study Leader of TEEB in early 2008 whilst still working full time at DB. TEEB, a global study on “The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity” commissioned by the G8+5, released a widely-acclaimed suite of reports at the UN’s CBD COP-10 at Nagoya, Japan, in October 2010. Pavan pursues long-standing interests in environmental economics and in nature conservation through his work with the GIST and other NGO’s. Under his leadership, GIST researched, developed and published methodology & empirical work on preparing comprehensive ‘Green Accounts’ for India and its States, a first among developing nations. Pavan is Chairperson of the WEF’s “Global Agenda Council” on Biodiversity, and a speaker at Davos. He serves on the boards of Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), CI and on UNDP’s Advisory Panel on the Human Development Report and its HDI. He was awarded the McKluskey Fellowship, 2011, by Yale University.
Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, Deputy Executive Director, UN-HABITAT
Prior to her position as Mayor, Ms. Kirabo was an Elected Member of Parliament (and member of Parliamentary Standing Committee in charge of land use and management, settlement and environment), she actively participated in the legislative and over-sight functions of parliament in addition to community mobilization. In her new role, Ms. Kirabo will assist the Executive Director, Dr. Clos, in the overall management of UN-HABITAT to achieve its mandate and will support the new UN-HABITAT agenda to face the urban challenges by strengthening urban policies to generate more equitable, wealthy and sustainable cities. Among her many important responsibilities, Ms. Kirabo will support Dr. Clos in advancing the key reviews currently underway at UN-HABITAT, including the review of its strategic priorities for the coming years leading to Habitat III in 2016. Ms. Kirabo was educated at James Cook University, Australia where she gained her Masters in Veterinary Science in Animal Production and Economics and at Makerere University, Uganda where she gained her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine. She is currently pursuing an MBA in the School of Finance and Banking, Rwanda/Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands.
Rémi Genevey, Executive Director in charge of Strategy, Agence Française de Développement
Remi Genevey graduated a Master’s Degree at ESSEC business school
Jean-Marc Von der Weid, Coordinator Public Policy Programme, AS-PTA
André Albuquerque, CEO and founder Terra Nova
Justin Kilcullen, President, Concord, Director, TRÓCAIRE
Henri Rouille d’Orfeuil, Former President, Coordination Sud
Henri Valot, Outreach Director, Civicus
Laurence Tubiana, Director, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)
and Development. From 1997 to 2002, Laurence Tubiana served as senior advisor to the Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin, on environmental issues and conducted a number of international negotiations on this subject. She was also member of the French Council of Economic Analysis and research director for the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). She has been a representative of the European NGOs at the World Bank and directed the French-based NGO Solagral. Founder of the journal Le Courrier de la Planète, she published a number of articles and books on environment, development and international issues. Since 2007, she has co-directed the publication of the annual review Sustainable Development in Action – A Planet for Life. Laurence Tubiana studied at the Institut d’Études politiques de Paris and holds a PhD in economics.
Staffan Nilsson, President, European Economic and Social Committee
Jean Rossiaud, Sociologist, PhD in Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Geneva