Rio+20, 20 - 22 June 2012
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil


UNEP Side Events Highlights June 15th

The third day of negotiations on the Rio+20 draft outcome document ended with ongoing discussions on a decision by the PrepCom to ask Brazil to conduct “pre-conference informal consultations led by the host country.” 

A number of consultations also convened during the day. UNEP related side events included: 
Green Economy And Trade – Assessing Risks And Opportunities Organizing Partners; 
Eye On Earth: Eye On Community Sustainability And Resiliency; 
Green Jobs: A Chance For Youth!
Addressing The Short Lived Climate Pollutant Challenge: The New Climate And Clean Air Coalition To Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants; 
Screening Of Youth Climate Report; Prepare Your (Organic) Popcorn! Launch Of The Second Edition Of The Itinerant Film Festival “FICMA: Cinema And The Environment 2012” In Latin America And The Caribbean
Financing a Green Economy; 
Connecting the dots: science, the IPCC and the policy picture; 
Capacity Building Related To Multilateral Environmental Agreements In Africa, Caribbean And Pacific Countries; 
Coastal Climate Change Solutions – From Principles To Practice

At the Coastal Climate Change Solutions event four presentations were made, the first setting the scene for climate change solutions, the second provided an overview of the some of the approaches taken for ecosystem-based solutions and a mix of ecosystem-based solutions and hard engineering; the third provided some examples from the Caribbean and then the fourth presented some of the challenges to ecosystem-based solutions and other adaptation solutions for developing countries.