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Elfogadott vélemények on 22/09/2011
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NAT/499-EESC-2011-1386
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Sep 21, 2011 Sep 22, 2011

The Rio 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development must send out a clear signal to the world community, with specific proposals for the transition to an economic order based on qualitative economic growth that helps to eliminate poverty and social injustice whilst preserving natural resources for future generations.

The EESC is convinced that ensuring access to resources, food and energy should be amongst the priorities of the global sustainability agenda.

Policy measures and clear indicators must be established to measure progress on the road to greater sustainability.

EESC Opinion: Contribution of European organised civil society to UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio (Rio+20)

22/01/2013
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

10/05/2012
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 
EESC

The purpose of today's meeting is two-fold.
We thought it would be good if we, representatives from European organised civil society, would meet to exchange information about planned activities in Rio and to see how we could further foster our common values and positions throughout these diverse activities.
The second reason for today's meeting turns out to be very timely. Originally we had invited Timo Makela, Director of DG Environment, to give us a de-briefing on ongoing Rio negotiations in New York.

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Staffan Nilsson speech at BRICS meeting

Staffan Nilsson speech at BRICS meeting- afternoon session

22/01/2013
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

05/06/2012
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 
EESC

Partnerships are a very important model for involving civil society actors in sustainable development. They bring together governmental authorities and non-governmental actors, in particular NGOs and stakeholders from businesses in order to pursue common objectives. This makes transformative partnerships so important to us, the EESC.

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Transformative Partnerships President`s welcome speech

06/03/2013
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

26/01/2012
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 
EESC

Europe is facing difficult times. The economy is stagnating, consumer and business confidence has declined sharply. These problems are symptoms of unsustainability. I am very persistent on questions of sustainability and I have dedicated my Presidency at the EESC to "Engaging people for a sustainable Europe".
One of the key priorities of my Presidency is the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June in Rio, for which the EESC is preparing on various topics and levels.

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Staffan Nilsson speech on GDP on road to Rio+20_26.01.2012_en

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