|Sustainable Energy News - No. 35 - November 2001 - Theme: Poverty & Energy (INFORSE, 2001, 18 p.)|
|INFORSE on the Way to Rio+10|
INFORSE is forming a Task Force for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, September 2002.
The Task Force will discuss and prepare activities to influence the preparatory process through national governments and on the international level towards the WSSD meeting.
Interested INFORSE members can contact the INFORSE secretariat, att. Michael Kvetny e-mail MK@INFORSE.org.
The INFORSE vision with phase-out of fossil fuels and nuclear power, Vision2050, will be presented at the major sustainable-energy event Rio02 in Rio de Janeiro, January 6-11, 2002. Rio02 is one of the few officially recognized preparatory events for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (Rio+10) with sustainable energy as the main topic. The vision will be presented by the INFORSE Latin America coordinator Emilio la Rovere.
Information about Rio02: www.rio02.org.
Also Raymond Myles, INFORSE Coordinator for the South Asian Region will participate in Rio+10 preparations, presenting a paper, under the sub-theme "North-South climate policy: more than technology transfer" at the VODO Conference on Globalisation and Sustainable Development, to be held November 19-21, 2001 in Belgium. VODO is a network of 23 NGOs and federations working on sustainable development in Flanders, Belgium. This conference of VODO is also part of the preparations towards Rio+10.
For Rio+10 itself, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2002, INFORSE is considering coordinating a side-event on NGOs sustainable energy strategies in co-operation with other interested networks and NGOs. The main themes of the official Rio+10 are not decided yet, and thus it is not known how high sustainable-energy issues will be on the official agenda.
Presentations and other preparatory materials from INFORSE for Rio+10 will be available at the INFORSE website (www.inforse.org) as soon as they are finalised.