FGV carries out official meetings of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

13 June 2012

Fundação Getulio Vargas is present at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, through several meetings that address sustainability in terms of law, finance and public and private management.

Among them, the ?World Congress on Justice, Governance and Law for Environmental Sustainability? ? a partnership between São Paulo Law School (DIREITO GV) and FGV Projetos ? to take place on June 17-20, in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the five official meetings that will be run by Rio de Janeiro Law School (DIREITO RIO): ?World Environment Jurist Meeting for Rio+20?, ?Right to Energy in the Context of Sustainable Development?, ?Public Administration and Sustainable Development?, ?Our Future: Civil Society Engagement toward Sustainable Development?, ?The Legal Landmark toward sustainable development?. Four of them will be held at FGV's headquarters.

FGV Projetos assisted the National Organization Committee for Rio +20 regarding the logistics planning ? particularly the Civil Society spaces ? besides the monitoring of several activities.

Professor Antonio Freitas, FGV's director of Academic Integration, president of the Latin American Council of Management Schools (CLADEA), member of the National Council of Education and the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRIME, associated to the UN), is going to attend the 3rd Global Forum for Responsible Management Education, which will take place within the Rio+20 on June 14 and 15. Freitas will be one of the lecturers in session 2 of the forum schedule, ?Setting the Incentives for Responsible Management Education?.

These schools also carried out preparatory discussions for Rio+20, such as the meeting Thinking of Development in Brazil, promoted by EBAPE, which took place on May 18 and was attended by the Minister for the Environment, Izabella Teixeira, and the panels ?Sustainable consumption: perspectives and proposals of public and private organizations? and ?Law and Sustainability: the role of the companies and financial institutions?, preparatory discussions jointly held in May by DIREITO RIO and the  Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE).

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