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1 Rio +20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

2 What is It? On June 2012, governments from around the world will gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to commemorate 20 years of the "Earth Summit", the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) that first established a global agenda for "sustainable development” 1992 summit adopted.. the Convention on Biological Diversity (CDB), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) and the Convention to Combat Desertification, were all adopted.

3 Objective “… to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges”

4  “20 years ago, the focus was on the future, now it’s the present!”

5 Themes 1.a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and 2.the institutional framework for sustainable development. 1.a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and 2.the institutional framework for sustainable development.

6 Organization Bureau  Member States elected at the First Preparatory Committee meeting in May 2010 a 10-member Bureau (2 representatives from each region) and Brazil as ex-officio member to steer the preparatory process and decide on the roadmap and organization of work of the preparatory process. Secretariat  Under-Secretary-General of Economic and Social Affairs as the Secretary-General of the Conference -- To support the Bureau and the Conference Secretary-General in steering the preparatory process, a secretariat has been established within the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The Conference Secretary-General in his functions is supported by two Executive Coordinators and a team of special advisors. Bureau  Member States elected at the First Preparatory Committee meeting in May 2010 a 10-member Bureau (2 representatives from each region) and Brazil as ex-officio member to steer the preparatory process and decide on the roadmap and organization of work of the preparatory process. Secretariat  Under-Secretary-General of Economic and Social Affairs as the Secretary-General of the Conference -- To support the Bureau and the Conference Secretary-General in steering the preparatory process, a secretariat has been established within the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The Conference Secretary-General in his functions is supported by two Executive Coordinators and a team of special advisors.

7 Important Dates  First round of 'informal-informal' negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document: 19 Mar Mar 2012, New York Major Groups may only observe at these meetings and will not be allowed to speak from the floor.  Third Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD: March. Hoping major Groups will be able to participate in a multi-stakeholder dialogue, as was proposed to the Secretariat and Bureau  Second round of 'informal-informal' negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document, New York, 23 Apr May 2012  3rd Preparatory Committee Meeting UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13 Jun Jun 2012  First round of 'informal-informal' negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document: 19 Mar Mar 2012, New York Major Groups may only observe at these meetings and will not be allowed to speak from the floor.  Third Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD: March. Hoping major Groups will be able to participate in a multi-stakeholder dialogue, as was proposed to the Secretariat and Bureau  Second round of 'informal-informal' negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document, New York, 23 Apr May 2012  3rd Preparatory Committee Meeting UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13 Jun Jun 2012

8 Registration Pre-Registration of Accredited Groups - Deadline May 20 Accreditation of New Groups - Deadline February 20 Pre-Registration of Accredited Groups - Deadline May 20 Accreditation of New Groups - Deadline February 20

9 Websites

10 Major Groups Business and Industry Children and Youth Farmers Indigenous Peoples Local Authorities NGOs Scientific and Technological Community Women Workers and Trade Union Business and Industry Children and Youth Farmers Indigenous Peoples Local Authorities NGOs Scientific and Technological Community Women Workers and Trade Union

11 Farmers Major Group Organizing Partners World Farmers Organization Via Campesina Organizing Partners World Farmers Organization Via Campesina

12 Indonesia Focal Point Assistant Minister for Global Environmental Affairs and International Cooperation Ministry of Environment Jakarta, Indonesia Dr. Agus Prabowo Director for Natural Resource and Environmental Management National Dev. Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) Focal Point Assistant Minister for Global Environmental Affairs and International Cooperation Ministry of Environment Jakarta, Indonesia Dr. Agus Prabowo Director for Natural Resource and Environmental Management National Dev. Planning Agency (BAPPENAS)

13 Indonesia  Indonesia considers that key issues that need to be addressed at the Conference, amongst others are: a. Addressing the remaining gaps in the implementation of sustainable development, that include:  Improvement of the effectiveness of support deliveries for sustainable  development programs in developing countries, including finance, access to technology development and transfer, and enhancing capacity building.  Provision of new and additional financial resources to support theachievement of sustainable development objectives in developing countries.  Address coherence and coordination among existing institutions and initiatives. b. Renew political commitment to ensure the delivery of international commitments and agreements on sustainable development c. Address emerging challenges:  food security  energy security  access to water  sustainable management of coastal and marine resources  Indonesia considers that key issues that need to be addressed at the Conference, amongst others are: a. Addressing the remaining gaps in the implementation of sustainable development, that include:  Improvement of the effectiveness of support deliveries for sustainable  development programs in developing countries, including finance, access to technology development and transfer, and enhancing capacity building.  Provision of new and additional financial resources to support theachievement of sustainable development objectives in developing countries.  Address coherence and coordination among existing institutions and initiatives. b. Renew political commitment to ensure the delivery of international commitments and agreements on sustainable development c. Address emerging challenges:  food security  energy security  access to water  sustainable management of coastal and marine resources

14 Thailand Dr. Asdaporn Krairapanond Senior Environ. Specialist Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Bangkok Mr. Petipong Pungbun Na Ayudhya Permanent Secretary Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Bangkok Dr. Asdaporn Krairapanond Senior Environ. Specialist Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Bangkok Mr. Petipong Pungbun Na Ayudhya Permanent Secretary Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Bangkok

15 Thailand  Reaffirm principles of 1992 Declaration  political commitment to apply principles in the global sustainable development agenda  Outcome to address new and emerging challenges - food and water security issues interlinked with energy security issue  Increasing effects of climate change such as intensified natural disasters  Sustainable Management of Biological resources  Promotes the ‘Sufficiency Economy Policy’ of the King  Reaffirm principles of 1992 Declaration  political commitment to apply principles in the global sustainable development agenda  Outcome to address new and emerging challenges - food and water security issues interlinked with energy security issue  Increasing effects of climate change such as intensified natural disasters  Sustainable Management of Biological resources  Promotes the ‘Sufficiency Economy Policy’ of the King

16 Philippines Ms. Margarita R. Songco Deputy Director-General, National Economic & Development Authority (NEDA) Ms. Sheila Marie M. Encabo OIC Director., Agriculture Staff and Head Philippine Council for Sustainable Development Coordinating Secretariat Ms. Margarita R. Songco Deputy Director-General, National Economic & Development Authority (NEDA) Ms. Sheila Marie M. Encabo OIC Director., Agriculture Staff and Head Philippine Council for Sustainable Development Coordinating Secretariat

17 Philippines  Green economy in agriculture empowers smallholder famers who are the backbone of the food system.  Sustainable agriculture is a catalyzing force towards Green economy.  Sustainable agriculture shall mean any principle, method, practice or philosophy that aims to make agriculture economically viable, ecologically sound, equitable, culturally appropriate and grounded on holistic science  Green economy follows nature’s law and thus works towards agro-ecological farming or an ecosystem- based farming as the way to sustain productivity  Green economy in agriculture empowers smallholder famers who are the backbone of the food system.  Sustainable agriculture is a catalyzing force towards Green economy.  Sustainable agriculture shall mean any principle, method, practice or philosophy that aims to make agriculture economically viable, ecologically sound, equitable, culturally appropriate and grounded on holistic science  Green economy follows nature’s law and thus works towards agro-ecological farming or an ecosystem- based farming as the way to sustain productivity

18 Philippines  Green economy ensures sustainable land management, putting a balance between indigenous and scientific technologies. It promotes the use of environment-friendly technologies (either indigenous or modern) that are socially acceptable and economically feasible.  Training young farmers is an important driver towards achieving sustainable agriculture and consequently green economy.  In the fishery sector, green economy institutionalizes good aquaculture practices to include socio-environmental standards as well as promotion of ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management (i.e., community-based coastal resource management)  Green economy ensures sustainable land management, putting a balance between indigenous and scientific technologies. It promotes the use of environment-friendly technologies (either indigenous or modern) that are socially acceptable and economically feasible.  Training young farmers is an important driver towards achieving sustainable agriculture and consequently green economy.  In the fishery sector, green economy institutionalizes good aquaculture practices to include socio-environmental standards as well as promotion of ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management (i.e., community-based coastal resource management)

19 Vietnam Dr. Nguyen Thai Lai Director-General Department of Water Resources Management Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Dr. Nguyen Thai Lai Director-General Department of Water Resources Management Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

20 Cambodia H.E Dr. Mok Mareth Senior Minister Ministry of the Environment #48 Samdech Preah Sihanouk, Tonle Bassac, Chamkamon, Phnom Penh H.E Dr. Mok Mareth Senior Minister Ministry of the Environment #48 Samdech Preah Sihanouk, Tonle Bassac, Chamkamon, Phnom Penh

21 Nepal Mr. Janak Raj Joshi Joint Secretary Ministry of Population and Environment Katmandu Mr. Janak Raj Joshi Joint Secretary Ministry of Population and Environment Katmandu

22 Nepal  LDCs such as Nepal should be supported to strengthen national innovation capacity to generate appropriate technologies, enhance extension services and improve market infrastructure to increase the productivity of agriculture and natural resources. It is also necessary to develop the adaptive and resilient agricultural technologies that meet the need of poor, women and excluded groups and communities in less-favored regions such as wet and dry hills and mountains.  vi. Recognizing the role of formal and informal sector, the farm and non-farm linkages should be strengthened by improving connectivity, creating post-harvest infrastructures and facilities, promoting value adding small and micro enterprises (SMEs) and increasing marketing and distribution efficiency.  LDCs such as Nepal should be supported to strengthen national innovation capacity to generate appropriate technologies, enhance extension services and improve market infrastructure to increase the productivity of agriculture and natural resources. It is also necessary to develop the adaptive and resilient agricultural technologies that meet the need of poor, women and excluded groups and communities in less-favored regions such as wet and dry hills and mountains.  vi. Recognizing the role of formal and informal sector, the farm and non-farm linkages should be strengthened by improving connectivity, creating post-harvest infrastructures and facilities, promoting value adding small and micro enterprises (SMEs) and increasing marketing and distribution efficiency.

23 Bangladesh Mr. Mesbah ul Alam Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh Mr. Mesbah ul Alam Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

24 Japan Dr. Atsushi Suginaka, Director, Global Environment Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tokyo Dr. Atsushi Suginaka, Director, Global Environment Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tokyo

25 Japan Nine proposals to achieve sustainable development 1.Disaster risk reduction 2.Energy 3.Food Security 4.Water 5.Future City 6.Education for Sustainable Development 7.Global Earth Observation System of Systems 8.Technological Innovation and Green Innovation 9.Biodiversity Nine proposals to achieve sustainable development 1.Disaster risk reduction 2.Energy 3.Food Security 4.Water 5.Future City 6.Education for Sustainable Development 7.Global Earth Observation System of Systems 8.Technological Innovation and Green Innovation 9.Biodiversity

26 Japan  Japan proposes that food security be realized through sustainable agriculture:  Agricultural production and productivity need to be enhanced and will need to be raised by 70% in order to feed the world ’ s population, which is expected to reach 9 billion in  co-existence of diverse agricultural patterns, improvement of disaster response, and rural development are needed. In this regard, assistance and expertise sharing will be needed in the least developing countries (LDCs) to encourage regional dispersion of agricultural production to deal with disaster risks caused by climate change.  International policy coordination such as responsible agricultural investment, improvement of market transparency, improvement of agri-business and increasing investment to agricultural sector to increase food production is also urgent.  Japan proposes that food security be realized through sustainable agriculture:  Agricultural production and productivity need to be enhanced and will need to be raised by 70% in order to feed the world ’ s population, which is expected to reach 9 billion in  co-existence of diverse agricultural patterns, improvement of disaster response, and rural development are needed. In this regard, assistance and expertise sharing will be needed in the least developing countries (LDCs) to encourage regional dispersion of agricultural production to deal with disaster risks caused by climate change.  International policy coordination such as responsible agricultural investment, improvement of market transparency, improvement of agri-business and increasing investment to agricultural sector to increase food production is also urgent.

27 Japan  - the reducing of post-harvest loss  - facilitating trade in food and agricultural products- organizing farmers and human resource development for the purpose of resource management  In developing countries, it is indispensable to promote intensive and efficient measures while encouraging proper agricultural investment (in irrigation facilities, land improvement, agricultural research, fertilizers, agricultural chemicals and market access) by utilizing regional resources.  Developed countries are especially required to reduce excessive investment which places a heavy burden on the environment  - the reducing of post-harvest loss  - facilitating trade in food and agricultural products- organizing farmers and human resource development for the purpose of resource management  In developing countries, it is indispensable to promote intensive and efficient measures while encouraging proper agricultural investment (in irrigation facilities, land improvement, agricultural research, fertilizers, agricultural chemicals and market access) by utilizing regional resources.  Developed countries are especially required to reduce excessive investment which places a heavy burden on the environment

28 G77 “We emphasize the urgent need to increase efforts at the national, regional and international levels to address food security and agriculture development as an integral part of the international development agenda. We underline the need for sustained funding and increased targeted investment to enhance world food production and called for new and additional financial resources from all sources to achieve sustainable agriculture development and food security.”

29 G77 Way Forward - Emerging Issues:  “We underline that agricultural development and food security need to be prioritized to fulfill the right to food and proper nutrition. This must be done by eliminating barriers that distort international trade as well as by promoting local food production by small farmers, women, youth, indigenous peoples and rural communities, and, where appropriate, by practices that contribute to stability of food prices and domestic markets, and regulation of food prices to meet social needs.” Way Forward - Emerging Issues:  “We underline that agricultural development and food security need to be prioritized to fulfill the right to food and proper nutrition. This must be done by eliminating barriers that distort international trade as well as by promoting local food production by small farmers, women, youth, indigenous peoples and rural communities, and, where appropriate, by practices that contribute to stability of food prices and domestic markets, and regulation of food prices to meet social needs.”

30 ZERO DRAFT Food security 64. We reaffirm the right to food and call upon all States to prioritize sustainable intensification of food production through increased investment in local food production, improved access to local and global agri-food markets, and reduced waste throughout the supply chain, with special attention to women, smallholders, youth, and indigenous farmers. We are committed to ensuring proper nutrition for our people. 65. We call for more transparent and open trading systems and, where appropriate, practices that contribute to the stability of food prices and domestic markets; ensure access to land, water and other resources; and support social protection programmes. Food security 64. We reaffirm the right to food and call upon all States to prioritize sustainable intensification of food production through increased investment in local food production, improved access to local and global agri-food markets, and reduced waste throughout the supply chain, with special attention to women, smallholders, youth, and indigenous farmers. We are committed to ensuring proper nutrition for our people. 65. We call for more transparent and open trading systems and, where appropriate, practices that contribute to the stability of food prices and domestic markets; ensure access to land, water and other resources; and support social protection programmes.

31 Zero Draft  66. We further support initiatives at all levels that improve access to information, enhance interactions among farmers and experts through education and extension services, and increase the use of appropriate technologies for sustainable agriculture.

32 the RIO +20  The outcomes for Rio +20 must recognize the benefits of humane livestock systems for achieving sustainable development in agriculture and food production.

33 Next Steps  Engage governments  Contact country focal point - what are the country processes, where you can participate  Contact Agriculture ministers re their role in the Rio +20 preparations  Interact with Major groups  ??  Engage governments  Contact country focal point - what are the country processes, where you can participate  Contact Agriculture ministers re their role in the Rio +20 preparations  Interact with Major groups  ??

34 THANK YOU! Dinah Fuentesfina Asia Pacific Project Manager Humane Sustainable Agriculture World Society for the Protection of Animals Dinah Fuentesfina Asia Pacific Project Manager Humane Sustainable Agriculture World Society for the Protection of Animals


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