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Adotados on 22/09/2011
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NAT/499-EESC-2011-1386
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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)

05/07/2012
Gerald Berger, ESDN (European Sustainable Development Network)
Organisation: 

... "New role of national level: SD facilitators. Sustainable Development can only be achieved with a broad alliance of people, governments, civil society and private sector, all working together to secure the future we want for present and future generations...” (para 13, The Future We Want).

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Gerald Berger, Bringing Rio Home - EESC, 5 July 2012, Brussels

15/03/2012
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 
EESC

The history of the European Consumer Day dates back to 15 March 1999, when the first event of this kind was organised by our Committee in Brussels. This year we meet again, for the 14th time.

The theme of this year's conference, "Sustainable consumption in a time of crisis" is an important, but at the same time very difficult subject. Its importance is obvious, as it is crucial to find a way to meet everyday needs without jeopardising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

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Staffan Nilsson speech at the European Consumer Day_15.03.2012_en

05/07/2012
RK Larsen, Stockholm Environment Institute
Organisation: 

... "The method of democracy – inasfar as it is that of organised intelligence – is to bring … conflicts [of interest] out into the open where their special claims can be seen and appraised...” (John Dewey). We are all stakeholders!

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R K Larsen, Bringing Rio Home - EESC, 5 July 2012, Brussels

18/04/2012
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 
EESC

European integration must move forward and be strengthened. We must concentrate on opportunities, growth and jobs, social justice and a sustainable Europe and European Union. And I hope the Irish Presidency will go in this direction when taking the helm of the EU.

EU leaders and members of the other EU institutions have on numerous occasions paid tribute to the EESC’s knowledge and experience and the added value they bring to our endeavours. The European Economic and Social Committee is there to advise and support the Irish EU presidency, based on the grassroots experience of its members and on its long-standing tradition of cooperation with EU presidencies.

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Staffan Nilsson speaking at the conference "Ireland’s Presidency of the EU- Priorities and challenges"

05/07/2012
Doreen Fedrigo-Fazio - IEEP (Intstitute for European Environmental Policies)
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..."Seize an opportunity to ask the public what it wants – build on strongest engagement ever at such an international SD conference (Rio+20: >10.000 people of 30.000) to launch an open dialogue and consultation on what the EU needs to ensure that SD is clearly defined (targets), design an effective strategic vehicle, supported by enabling mechanisms, and has active support from key stakeholders (civil society, companies/business, local/regional governments, scientific/research community, etc.)..."

24/04/2012
Speaker
Staffan Nilsson
Organisation: 
EESC

With the ever more evident effects of the combined economic, financial, social and environmental crises, people are realizing that existing models and patterns do not work any more. That we not only have to talk sustainable development but that we have to act on our words.
This urgent need felt by citizens makes this year's UN Conference on Sustainable Development so important. World leaders in Rio de Janeiro this year have to commit to a concrete action plan leading to sustainable development and poverty eradication within the limits of the planet.

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President`s speech at the EP Intergroup event Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

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