Welcome to the presentation and signing ceremony of the Stockholm Memorandum in the presence of the UN High-level Panel on Global Sustainability

Thursday, 12 May 2011 08:08


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Meet President Tarja Halonen, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Kevin Rudd and Gunilla Carlsson among other members of the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability appointed by the UN Secretary General at the presentation of the results from the 3rd Nobel Laureate Symposium on Global Sustainability on May 18th at 2 pm CET, followed by a press conference.

NOTE: The presentation and signing ceremony will be web cast live

The High-level Panel on Global Sustainability appointed by the UN Secretary General represented by the co-chair, President Tarja Halonen of the Republic of Finland will come to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm for the presentation of the results from 3rd Nobel Laureate Symposium on Global Sustainability on May 18th at 2 pm CET.

The results will be presented in the document titled Stockholm Memorandum: Planetary Opportunities – Transforming the World in an Era of Global Change to be signed by Nobel Laureates and handed over to the High-level Panel’s co-chair President Tarja Halonen.

Among the members of the UN High-level Panel participating in Stockholm are James Laurence Balsillie, Co-CEO, Research in Motion, and Chair of the Board, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Canada, Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway and former Chair of the World Commission on Environment and Development, Julia Carabias, Environmentalist and former Secretary of the Environment of Mexico, Gunilla Carlsson, Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden, Luisa Dias Diogo, Member of Parliament and former Prime Minister of Mozambique, Peter Maurer, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, Kevin Rudd, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, Han Seung-soo, Chairman of the Governing Board, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, and Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados.

The Stockholm Memorandum will synthesise the discussions by Symposium delegates on how economic, political and social systems can be governed within the boundaries of the planet.

The Stockholm Memorandum and the conclusions of the High-level Panel will feed into the preparations for the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro (Rio +20) and into the ongoing climate negotiations.

The 3rd Nobel Laureate Symposium on Global Sustainability will bring together almost twenty Nobel Laureates, a number of leading policy makers and some of the world’s most renowned thinkers and experts on global sustainability. The Symposium is being organised by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, Stockholm Environment Institute, the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Presentation and signing of the Stockholm Memorandum, followed by a press conference
Wednesday May 18th at 2 pm CET


Presentation of the Stockholm Memorandum by Johan Rockström, Symposium Chair, in the presence of the UN High-level Panel on Global Sustainability. Nobel Laureates will then sign the Memorandum before it is handed over to the High-level Panel’s co-chair President Tarja Halonen.

The presentation will be followed by a press conference.

Venue: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm. MAP

WEBCAST LINK: globalsymposium2011.org/live  

Accreditation

Interview requests with respect to delegates and members of the UN High-level Panel will be accommodated to the extent possible. Sessions on 17th and 18th of May are closed. Sessions on 19th of May are open.

For accreditation, interview requests and further information please contact:
Stellan Forsberg, tel. +46 70 763 97 66, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

www.globalsymposium2011.org

Organisers
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, www.kva.se
Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, www.stockholmresilience.su.se
Stockholm Environment Institute, www.sei-international.org
The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, www.beijer.kva.se
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, www.pik-potsdam.de

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