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Side event:

Sustainable Development, Green Economy, forests, and ABS Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

18 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The event focused on: National ways of governing sustainable development in the Francophone regions; forests in the light of the Green Economy for sustainable development and the eradication of poverty; the ABS Initiative for Africa and the Caribbean. The objective was to identify concrete actions for the Francophonie for the time after Rio+ 20.

Speakers included sustainable development experts from the relevant sectors.

The world premiere of the French version of the ABS film People, Plants and Profit  was very well received and stimulated discussions on challenges and opportunities for national implementation of ABS.

This side event was hosted by the IEPF .