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Fair Ideas Conference

Fair Ideas is a major conference in Rio de Janeiro on 16-17 June.

Published: 9.June, 2012

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The Fair Idea conference is hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and and Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC). The aim of the conference is to will show that a fairer, greener world is a realistic vision. It will add important knowledge, experience and momentum to the official summit of Rio +20.

The agenda has been carefully put together to bring out cutting edge ideas and examples, which can make a major difference in addressing problems of poverty and unsustainability.
The speakers and organisations holding sessions during Fair ideas are experts in the field and can throw light on what’s happening now around the world. They are also well placed to listen and act on opportunities which emerge during the event.

IIED is committed to translating expertise and convening capacity into a wider movement for change. The Rio summit is meant to be the start of a process which can lead to real change from local to global levels. Fair ideas is an important step in this direction.

The motto of the conference is “Fair ideas: sharing solutions for a sustainable planet”. Over 2000 people are expected to attend and registering will mean getting into the event much quicker.
IIED has published seven briefing papers on topics on topics that will feature in the Rio+20 summit and the Fair Ideas conference.

There are now over 20 high profile speakers confirmed, including representatives of the G3 Alliances and our partners in Locally Controlled Forestry.

The goal of Fair Ideas is to add real momentum to the official summit and stimulate the conversations that will lead to lasting change. The organisers need G3 and all good parties to share the ideas and participate in the conference. Participants will join in to share solutions for a sustainable planet.

There will be a special session of “Locally controlled farm-forestry: A firm foundation for fair green economies?” Among the speakers are: Lennart Ackzell, Vice-chair, the International Family Forestry Alliance, Sweden, Estebancio Castro Diaz, Executive Secretary, International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests, Panama, and Ghan Shyam Pandey, Coordinator, Global Alliance of Community Forestry, Nepal
Sessions: Aid finance for the 21st century: Catalysing change with locally-controlled funds, Locally controlled farm-forestry: A firm foundation for fair green economies?

Duncan Macqueen, Principal Researcher, Natural Resources Group, IIED, UK, will talk about: Aid finance for the 21st century: Catalysing change with locally-controlled funds.

Locally Controlled forestry session

Fair ideas program 16th and 17th Juni

Fair ideas web site and another link to the site

Fair ideas newsletter

Fair ideas partners



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