Events by Topic: Sustainable Development
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
Sustainable development focuses on improving the quality of life for all of the Earth's citizens without increasing the use of natural resources beyond the capacity of the environment to supply them indefinitely. It requires an understanding that inaction has consequences and that we must find innovative ways to change institutional structures and influence individual behaviour. It is about taking action, changing policy and practice at all levels, from the individual to the international.
Since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, sustainable development has emerged as a new paradigm of development, integrating economic growth, social development and environmental protection as interdependent and mutually supportive elements of long-term development. Sustainable development also emphasizes a participatory, multi-stakeholder approach to policy making and implementation, mobilizing public and private resources for development and making use of the knowledge, skills and energy of all social groups
concerned with the future of the planet and its people.
Page 5THE OLOF PALME MEMORIAL LECTURE RECEPTION
12 August, 2010 -
Please join the Barinu Institute for Economic Development in a reception honoring the life and legacy of Olof Palme, Former Prime Minister of Sweden, 1969-1976 and 1982-1986. The reception will take place following the Olof Palme Memorial Lecture by Ms. Lisa Laskaridis.. Furthermore, in the spirit o...
THE OLOF PALME MEMORIAL LECTURE
12 August, 2010 -
The Barinu Institute for Economic Development is holding a lecture in memory of former Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, highlighting his international efforts as a man of renowned and candid abilities in foreign policy, outspokenness, and commitment to international peace and democracy.
7th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations
04 - 06 August, 2010
THE 7th ANNUAL YOUTH ASSEMBLY AT THE UNITED
NATIONS (YA) WILL TAKE PLACE AT UN
HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK, AUGUST 4 ┐ 6, 2010.
THE YOUTH ASSEMBLY GATHERS YOUTH LEADERS
(16 - 24 YEARS OLD) FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND
INVOLVES THEM IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE UN
GEF Council Meeting
29 June - 01 July, 2010
Organised by GEF Secretariat
18th Commonwealth Forestry Conference
28 June - 02 July, 2010
Organised by UK Forestry Commission
UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2010: Building a New Era of Sustainability
24 - 25 June, 2010
Organised by UN Global Compact
Launch & Panel Discussion: African Economic Outlook 2010-Public Resource Mobilisation and Aid
17 June, 2010
The Division for Sustainable Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSD-DESA), the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA), and the Regional Bureau for Africa of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will host the 4th annual launch/panel present...
23rd Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission
09 - 11 June, 2010
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Arbor Day & World Environment Day Project
05 June, 2010
The purpose of hosting Arbor Day and World Environment Day is to encourage the culture of planting trees; to raise awareness of the importance of trees (especially in terms of urban temperature regulation and air quality); to educate people about renewable energy sources; to become part ...
World Environment Day
05 June, 2010
Organised by UNEP