AFD events at Rio+20
Events organized by AFD or in which it will be participating during the Rio+20 Summit
Friday 15 June
Side event : presentation of the latest editions of the collection “Regards sur la terre” (Earth Watch) at the “France- Rio+20” pavilion in partnership with IDDRI and TERI.
Saturday 16 June
14:00-15:30 Roundtable with Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Jacques Moineville (AFD), presentation of the "Good Planet" festival at the France-Rio+20 Pavilion, at the Odeon-centro cinema.
Screening of "Encontros O'Globo”, followed by a debate in the presence of Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Shalini Vajjhala (US EPA-Environmental Protection Agency), the Mayor of Rio and Jacques Moineville (AFD), at the Odeon-Centro cinema.
Andean Development Corporation, with a presentation by AFD represented by Alexis Bonnel, Development-Environment advisor at the Operations Department. At the Hotel Marriott .
In the presence of Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Dov Zerah,AFD Chief Executive Officer, and the associations WWF and World Water Forum.
Roundtable in partnership with IDFC. With Alexis Bonnel, Development-Environment advisor at AFD’s Operations Department. At the Windsor Barra Hotel.
9:30-12:00 Balanced urban development as a key component of sustainable development
With Jacques Moineville, AFD Executive Director, on basic services (11:00-11:40). At the Forte de Copacabana.
This event will compare the experiences of countries which have begun to implement environmental accounting. With Valery Morard from the French Ministry of Environment. With Jacques Moineville, AFD Executive Director (to be confirmed). At the Jardim botanico.
17:00-17:55 Economy and financial systems or "climate/energy"
Roundtable as part of the Corporate Sustainability Forum. At the Windsor Barra Hotel.
19:30-21:00 Scalable Solutions – Managing water for economies, communities and nature
Organized by WWF, French GEF and AFD, partners of the strand on “sustainable hydropower in the Mekong Basin”.
19:30-21:00 Mediterranean forests for development: a key factor for adapting policies, territories and societies to climate change in the Middle East/North Africa region
Organized by forestry administrations from Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey. At the Riocentro Convention Center, Room T-9.
Debate in the presence of the Minister of Congo (to be confirmed) and Jacques Moineville. At the Odeon-centro cinema.
Tuesday 19 June
With Dov Zerah, AFD Chief Executive Officer.
9:00-18:00 Environment and poverty reduction
Side event At the Botanic Garden. organized with Institut Véolia Environnement and the Rio Botanic Garden.
With Rémy Genevey, AFD Strategy Director, on sustainable urban development.
16:00-18:00 Financing the Green Economy and Sustainable Development, celebrating the BNDES’ 60th Anniversary
Roundtable with Development Finance Institutions.
With Dov Zerah, AFD Chief Executive Officer.
Inter-American Development Bank Conference
At the Windsor Barra Hotel:
Organized by the European Union. AFD’s presentation from 11:50 to 13:00. At the Rio Centro.
13:00-14:30 High-level meeting on environmental accounting organized by the WAVES program cofinanced by AFD. At the Rio Centro.
Presentation of the film “Himalaya Meltdown” and debate on climate change issues in the presence of François-Xavier Duporge, Secretary General of the French Global Environment Facility (French GEF) and representatives from GEF and UNDP.
14:00-16:00 What sustainable development for small island territories? (Mauritius and Réunion) . Organized by AFD. With Jacques Moineville, AFD Executive Director. At the France-Rio+20 Pavilion.
15:00-16:30 Innovative approaches to sustainable territorial development
Co-organized by ADEME, PFVT and AFD
With Rémi Genevey, AFD Strategy Director. At the Rio Centro.
Exchanges on the practices for sustainable territorial development implemented in several countries (France, Brazil, Colombia, South Africa). This development is not confined to dense and formal cities, although local authorities are major players. The integrated innovative approach applies at the level of a functional territory (city, metropolitan area, functional region) and takes account of informal neighborhoods.
16:30-18:00 Space for sustainable development in Southern territories Alexis Bonnel, Development-Environment advisor at AFD’s Operations Department. At the France-Rio+20 Pavilion.
Organized by IRD.
18:00-19:00 Launch of the Bogota Summit “Cities and Climate Change”
With the Mayor of Bogota.
With Jacques Moineville, AFD Executive Director. At the France-Rio+20 Pavilion.