June 18, 2012 Citizen-Driven Accountability for Sustainable Development Brazilian Academy of Sciences
The session generated discussion about the evolution of citizen-driven accountability in development cooperation since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, which confirmed the importance of environmental justice and access to recourse for equitable and sustainable development outcomes.
Independent Accountability Mechanisms, and the Inspection Panel in particular, are in many ways "children" of the Earth Summit in 1992.
|From left to right: Meg Taylor, Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (IFC/MIGA); Theotonio dos Santos, Brazilian Economist and Political Scientist; Marcos Pedlowski, Professor UENF, Brazil; Alf Jerve, Chair of the WB Inspection Panel|| |
June 19, 2012
Choosing Our Future: Open and Participatory Sustainable Development Governance Fundaçao Getulio Vargas
Organized by a number of partners and led by the Access Initiative, the event brought together governments, civil society groups, and intergovernmental organizations to assess progress and advance proposals to move Principle 10 into its next generation of reforms. Workshops gave citizens and their governments the opportunities to share innovations and challenges as they identify next steps in citizen engagement in decision-making. The Event Program provides additional details. Find out more.
June 20-21, 2012
Legal Frameworks for Sustainable Development
Fundaçao Getulio Vargas
Organized by Getulio Vargas Foundation and other partners, this Rio+20 side event discussed the designing of equitable rules for green growth and the rule of law in international and national governance for sustainable development. Find out more.