Paris, 14 June 2011 – BASD 2012 Conveners and Partners met in Paris on 14 June, one year in advance of the Rio 20 Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio 20) to be held in Rio de Janeiro on June 4-6, 2012. This was the first full meeting of BASD 2012 Partners, and our first big step toward Rio.
The meeting was chaired online casino by Sir Mark Moody-Stuart, Chairman of BASD 2002, and a member of the BASD 2012 Steering Committee. Discussion focused on the group”s expectations for Rio 20, and for the BASD coalition. Ms. Elizabeth Thompson, United Nations Assistant Secretary General and Executive Coordinator for Rio 20, provided her perspectives on the role of business, and specifically BASD, in the Rio 20 process.
As an outcome of the meeting, 3 core working groups have been formed to address policy issues, communications, and UN engagement respectively. These groups will begin work in July, working toward the 1 November deadline for formal major group input to the UNCSD process.