The Importance of Rio +20

Aired on 6/28/2012

The International Society of Sustainability Professionals‘ Ira Feldman hosts a panel of experts representing NGO, corporate, and governmental perspectives about the importance of and expectations going into Rio+20:

  • Amy Fraenkel, Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) North America talks about the institutional goals and challenges and priorities heading into the conference
  • Felix Dodds, the Executive Director of UK-based Stakeholder Forum and a longstanding NGO leader in UN Commission for Sustainable Development (UN CSD) activities articulates the need for open, accountable and participatory international decision-making on sustainable development
  • Chris Turner, the Rio+20 Director for the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), provides a corporate viewpoint by explaining how WBCSD members are contributing to the Business Action for Sustainable Development initiative at Rio+20
  • Lawrence Gumbiner, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, shares the hopes and expectations of the official US delegation