Schedule

Friday April 27, 2012

Morning Session

9:00-10:00 AM

Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Keynote Speakers – East River Room

–          Welcome to NY+20

  • Kate Offerdahl, Co-Coordinator of NY+20

–          Ford Foundation and Sustainable Development

  • Pablo Farías, Vice President for Economic Opportunity & Assets, Ford Foundation

–          Youth in Sustainable Development

  • Britanny Arboleda, Leader from Global Kids

–          Uniting Youth Around the World

  • Ambassador Josephine Ojiambo of Kenya

–          The Rights of Mother Earth

  • Anil Naidoo,  Blue Planet Project Organizer, Council of Canadians

–          Update on the Rio+20 Negotiations

  • Langston James “Kimo” Goree IV, Director of Reporting Services International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

–          Goals for the Day

  • Brendan Guy, Co-Coordinator of NY+20

10:00-11:30AM

Working Groups (Part I – Presentations)

–          Sustainable Development Goals – East River Room

  • Presented by: Tomás González, Programme Expert and Officer-in-Charge, UN-NGLS NY
  • Facilitators: Julia Sclafani, Columbia University. Brendan Schoenman, Marymount Manhattan & Human Impacts Institute

–          Youth and Green Jobs – East River Room

  • Presented by: Sharon Smith, Professor, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
  • Facilitators: Lena Mäckelburg, UN Major Group for Children and Youth. Melanie Sluyter, New York University & Human Impacts Institute

–          International Ombudsperson for Future Generations – Trustee Room

  • Presented by: Alice Vincent, World Future Council
  • Facilitators: Brendan Guy, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. John Romano, Earth Institute of Columbia University & UN-CSD

–          Youth in Global Environmental Governance – 11th Floor Boardroom

  • Presented by: Laurence Tubiana, Founder, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations & Professor, Columbia University
  • Facilitators: Céline Ramstein, SciencesPo and Paris+20 Coordinator. Onon Bayasgalan, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Afternoon Session

 

11:30-12:30PM

Lunch – East River Room

–          Social Media and Rio+20

  • John Romano, Social Media Focal Point, Division of Sustainable Development – UN-DESA; and Co-Coordinator of NY+20.

–          Music Performance

  • o    The HipHop Project, “Breathe”

 

12:30-2:00PM

Working Groups (Part II – Discussions)

–          Sustainable Development Goals – East River Room

–          Youth and Green Jobs – East River Room

–          International Ombudsperson for Future Generations – Trustee Room

–          Global Governance – 11th Floor Boardroom

 

2:00-2:15PM

Break – East River Room

 

2:15-2:35PM

Presentations on Working Groups – East River Room

 

2:35-3:30PM

Keynote Speakers and Closing Remarks – East River Room

–          Presentation of NY+20 Youth Statement

  • Andrew McCornack, Co-Coordinator of NY+20

–          Participation in the Major Groups

  • Chantal Line Carpentier, Major Groups Coordinator, Division of Sustainable Development – UN-DESA

–          Youth and the US Government

  • John Matuszak, Division Chief for Sustainable Development and Multilateral Affairs, US Department of State

–          Youth at Rio+20

  • Brice Lalonde, Executive Coordinator of Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

–          Thank You’s and Final Remarks

  • Andrew McCornack and Kate Offerdahl


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