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06/03/2013
Staffan Nilsson`s address at the European civil society workshop on Sustainable Development Goals
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 
EESC

This workshop is exactly in line with what we had declared we would be doing to bring Rio home: we keep up the momentum for further promoting sustainable development, we want European civil society to be involved and we want to contribute with concrete proposals.

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Staffan Nilsson`s address at the European civil society workshop on Sustainable Development Goals

22/01/2013
Staffan Nilsson`s address related to the Rio+20 assessment at the7th EU-Brazil Round Table meeting
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 
EESC

Sustainable development is a long-term objective and needs continuous action, and in particular civil society involvement all over the world. Rio+20 was an important mobilising factor for civil society around the world, we need to keep up the momentum and to hold our governments accountable for what they have agreed to in Rio de Janeiro last June.

It has been one of the very positive experiences during my Presidency at the EESC to see how much we Europeans and you Brazilians agreed on key elements that were on the table of the negotiators at the Rio+20 Conference.

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Staffan Nilsson`s speech at the 7th EU-Brazil Round Table- Rio+20 assesment

22/01/2013
Staffan Nilsson`s opening speech at the 7th EU-Brazil Civil Society Round Table
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 
EESC

In February last year, Mrs Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, talking about EU-Brazil relations said that this is a relationship that is important, but she didn’t think that the EU had made it as important as it ought to be. We support the need to go deeper in our relations with Brazil. And here’s the evidence: we are again meeting today, keeping up the regular pace of our exchanges, willing to produce joint work that will be useful also to our political leaders.
So we will send the result of this Round Table to Mrs Ashton, and to the Brazilian authorities, as we always do, in order to provide a civil society contribution to her important work. And we are doing it right in time for the next EU-Brazil Summit that will take place in Brasília in two days from now.

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The EESC President`s opening speech at the 7th EU- Brazil Round Table

18/12/2012
Suivi de Rio+20: Contributions de la société civile européenne à la consultation de la Commission
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 

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The hearing this afternoon is focussed on the topics "inclusive green economy" and "sustainable development goals" because these were the two topics that the stakeholders stressed most when we had our Rio de-briefing session in early July. ..." (Version anglaise uniquement)

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Speech : European civil society contribution to the Commission's consultation

18/12/2012

Le Comité économique et social européen poursuit son engagement en matière de développement durable et travaille à ramener Rio chez nous.
Le 18 décembre, le CESE a organisé en collaboration avec la Commission européenne une audition publique en vue de renforcer l'impact de la consultation en cours de la Commission sur le suivi de Rio+20. Cette audition a permis aux représentants de la société civile de débattre des questions abordées dans la consultation en ligne.

09/10/2012
Inter-institutional working-session on Rio+20 follow-up at EU-level
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 
EESC

The EESC has been very actively involved in the run-up to Rio, enhancing civil society dialogue in preparation of the Conference and at the Conference.
We were committed to contributing to the EU's position and to mobilising EU civil society in order to push EU and world leaders towards an ambitious outcome.
We know now that the outcome text has not been as ambitious as we Europeans would have wished it to be. Now we have to work to make the agreement a success by advancing further on the processes that were launched and by implementing at least here in Europe the proposals that we have put forward in New York and in Rio de Janeiro.

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Staffan Nilsson`s speech at the Rio+20 Follow up working session

01/10/2012

M. Staffan Nilsson, président du CESE,et Mme Evelyne Pichenot, membre du CESE, ont pris part au Forum public de l'Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC), à l'occasion duquel les gouvernements, les organisations non gouvernementales, des représentants du milieu universitaire, du monde des entreprises et des étudiants se sont réunis pour débattre des questions d'actualité concernant le système d'échanges commerciaux multilatéral.

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Based on an intensive civil society dialogue the EESC contributed to establishing the EU's position on Rio+20. In February 2012, the major EESC conference Go sustainable, be responsible! European civil society on the road to Rio+20, sent out a list of messages to take on board at Rio+20 and called on our political leaders to step up their efforts to arrive to an ambitious outcome at the UN conference.

13/07/2012
Reference number: 
048 2012

Le Comité économique et social européen a joué un rôle très actif dans la phase préparatoire de la conférence Rio+20 et durant la conférence elle-même, en permettant à la société civile de participer au dialogue et de contribuer aux débats aussi largement que possible. Son président, M. Staffan Nilsson a affiché sa détermination de tout mettre en œuvre pour que les résultats de la conférence des Nations unies trouvent des applications concrètes au niveau européen, et pour que la société civile joue un rôle de premier plan dans la définition des objectifs de développement durable.

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