RIO+20

You are invited to RIO+20: Tuesday 19th June 2012 Bristol Zoo, Clifton Pavilions SWEN plenary 10.00am – 4.00pm.

In the week where global leaders are meeting to renew international commitment to Rio principles, the South West Environment Network (SWEN) invites decision-makers in the South West, in local government, civil society, & those involved in economic, community and spatial planning, to reconnect with sustainable development.

Come to the ‘SWEN RIO+20 Plenary’ and hear from and talk to leaders in sustainable development and green growth. Discuss solutions in the SW.

Panel members and speakers include:

Leslie Watson, Director for Sustainability South West
Molly Scott Cato, Green economist & Professor of Strategy and Sustainability, Roehampton University
Paul Morling, Senior Economist RSPB, Bedfordshire
Guy Watson, Riverford Organic Farms
Sam Whatmore, Forest Fuels
Darren Hall, Bristol Green Capital Partnership

Protecting and enhancing the natural environment must be the cornerstone of an economic recovery programme for a region like the south west, one that trades beyond all, on the quality of its environment. We seek to blend the interests and resources of business, community and the third sector by making the case for sustainable economic activities and more diverse models for business investment.

To book your place at the RIO+20 Plenary and for a full programme visit SWEN http://www.swenvo.org.uk/swren/ Registration is £50 (includes lunch, refreshments and free entry to the Zoo). If you prefer to contact us directly please email Jo Traill Thomson jo@greenglass.co.uk or telephone 01840 770942.

Programme:

9.30 – 10.00 Coffee & registration

10.00 Welcome & introductions, Mark Robins Senior Policy Officer RSPB SW

10.05 Leslie Watson, Director of Sustainability South West: 20 years on – the science and ‘the art’ of Leadership for Sustainability

10.35 Molly Scott Cato, Green economist, & Professor of Strategy and Sustainability, Roehampton University: There is no Wealth but Life: Regenerating our Local Economies.

11.05 Paul Morling, Senior Economist RSPB, The next paradigm: sustainable development & the framework for decision making

11.35 Questions to Speakers

11.50 Short break

12.00 Café Style discussions generating 3 questions from each table for the Panel

12.30 Lunch & networking

13.15 Panel discussion addressing key questions

14.00 Solutions in the SW:

Guy Watson (Riverford Organic Farms),
Sam Whatmore (Forest Fuels),
Darren Hall (Bristol Green Capital Partnership).

15.00 Panel discussion

15.45 – 16.00 Closing comments, Tea and depart

To book your place and for a full programme visit the SWEN website http://www.swenvo.org.uk/swren/ Registration is £50. If you prefer to contact us directly please email Jo Traill Thomson jo@greenglass.co.uk or telephone 01840 770942.

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