- The Government of Brazil – the Chair of the 2012 Rio+20 Summit – has launched the Sustainable Development Dialogues. This innovative multistakeholder initiative asks leaders from NGOs, academia and business to present practical ideas for delivering sustainable development at scale.
- Leading experts from the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Agenda Councils have provided their first responses to this challenge in an informal discussion paper, released today. The paper contains over 30 suggestions on how to scale up sustainable development solutions for issues like food, water and energy security, and decent jobs. It highlights how innovative public-private partnerships can be a key vehicle to help governments deliver these changes quickly and at scale.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 17 April 2012 – The Government of Brazil in its capacity as chair of the United Nations 2012 Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) has launched 10 multistakeholder dialogues on sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Dialogues will run through June on a special website), culminating in four days of discussion in Rio de Janeiro on 16-19 June.
The Dialogues aim to provide a fresh perspective from NGOs, research and business communities on existing or new projects, collaborations, commitments or initiatives that could be global game-changers if they were to be replicated, scaled up or created. The ideas will be shared with world leaders during the Rio+20 Summit.