Rio+20 Regional S&T Workshop for Asia and the Pacific
Apr 16, 2011 08:00 AM
Apr 18, 2011 02:00 PM
|Where||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
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ICSU, aware of the importance of providing the independent point of view of Science and Technology for the intergovernmental process, has taken the initiative to organize, together with UNESCO, five regional workshops (for Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, the Arab States, and Europe). The workshops bring together prestigious scientists and engineers from each region to discuss the main themes of Rio+20 from the point of view of the scientific and technological community, and to prepare joint positions and concerted input into the intergovernmental Rio+20 Regional Preparatory Meetings.
The workshop for Asia Pacific focused on the Rio+20 themes of Green Economy in the Context of Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development, and Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development.
The results have now been presented at the Asia Pacific Intergovernmental Regional Preparatory Meeting (organised by ESCAP, 19-20 October 2011) by the ICSU delegation.
The ICSU-UNESCO Rio+20 Regional Science and Technology Workshop for Asia and the Pacific was supported by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia.