Friends of South East Queensland (FOSEQ) are organising a Rio+20 workshop with community, industry, professional and university voices at the Eco-centre, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, on 31 March 2012.
The workshop aims for understanding of the Rio +20 recommendations (15 principles and 17 SDGs) and the 2 primary themes of Green Economy and Sustainable Development Governance. 7 critical issues are being addressed. A background paper includes highlights from the Stakeholders forum and our parent body deliberations.
Articulating what that might mean in action for us here prioritising our concerns and actions for reporting back, sideways and through parent and partner organisations
Adjusting our future organisational work plans to enable thinking globally, planning
regionally and acting locally. For information contact:Donnell Davis- m 0449623050
To read the Conference Discussion paper, please click here Rio +20 Workshop and Conference discussion paper
Earth Charter and Rio 2012
The goal of the Earth Charter Initiative for Rio 2012 is to emphasize the need for a comprehensive ethical framework, articulating shared values and principles to inspire and guide different actors in the transition to a sustainable future. The aim is as well to demonstrate the relevance of the Earth Charter to the objectives of Rio 2012 Conference and process.
The ECI Rio 2012 objectives are to:
1. Collaborate with the preparatory process and help ensure the successful outcome of the Rio 2012 goals.
2. Draw government and non state actors’ attention to the need for an inclusive ethical framework and shared values that inspires and helps guide intergovernmental and government decisions towards strong sustainability and a green economy and the role the Earth Charter can play in facilitating this process.
3. Present the Earth Charter as a comprehensive articulation of shared values and a vision of strong sustainability, and as an integrated ethical foundation for a green economy.
4. Invite governments and non state actors to make use of the Earth Charter as an ethical framework and guide for advancing sustainability.
Earth Charter – Samoan Translation:
A delegate from Samoa to our Earth Charter +10 Festival has organised with financial support of the Mercy Sisters and Earth Charter Australia to translate the Earth Charter into the Samoan language. The document has been sent to Earth Charter International and will be available on their website