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Webinar - May 10: Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing - Report of the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability in Light of Rio+20

The High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) was established by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity. The Panel's final report - "Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing" - contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice, and to mainstream it into economic policy to be submitted for consideration at the upcoming Rio+20 Summit (June 2012). During the event, Mr. János Pásztor, GSP Executive Secretary and Assistant-Secretary General of the UN, will discuss the relevance of the GSP report and recommendations to the work of international financial institutions, such as the World Bank.

Welcome
Sanjay Pradhan
Vice President, World Bank Institute

Moderator and Opening Remarks
Rudolf Treffers
Executive Director, World Bank Group

Presenter
János Pásztor
Executive Secretary of The United Nations Secretary-General’s
High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability

Discussant
Mary Barton-Dock
Director, Environment Department, World Bank


About the Speaker
Before assuming his current position, Mr. Pásztor led the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team (2008 to mid-2010). Prior assignments in his career over the past 25 years have included work with the World Council of Churches, the World Commission on Environment and Development (the “Brundtland Commission”), the United Nations Environment Programme, the Stockholm Environment Institute, the Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (or the “Earth Summit ‘92”), the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the UN Environment Management Grou

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