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The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), Rio de Janeiro, June 2012 


During the Rio+20 conference the Global Green Growth Forum hosted two major events. These focused on two key factors for the 3GF programme; respectively, Sustainable, Inclusive Growth and Public-Private Partnerships.


Sustainable, Inclusive Growth: The Way Forward from Rio+20 and G20.

This high-level event on 21 June 2012 explored critical post Rio+20 and G20 implementation challenges by asking how to capture the disruptive and catalytic potential of engaging the private sector in driving the transition to a sustainable and inclusive growth economy. The session was co-hosted by the Global Green Growth Institute and chaired by the Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. Speakers included UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak, Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, President of BNDES Luciano Coutinho, CEO of Unilever Paul Polman, Director-General of UNIDO Kandeh K. Yumkella and Secretary-General of OECD Angel Gurría.

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To read the opening remarks:

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt


Accelerating Green Growth through Public-Private Partnerships.

This workshop on 18 June 2012 convened active global Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to explore the role that PPPs can play in reducing information-, policy- or behavioral barriers to the scaling of green growth, and to produce guiding principles for successful PPPs. The event was co-hosted by UN Global Compact and was opened by Bob Orr, presenting the UN Partnership Facility, and Minister Lidegaard introducing 3GF’s ground breaking tool for strategic development of PPPs.

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