The RCEN held its AGM in Toronto on Oct. 24 to 26, 2008. The topic this year was “Health and the Environment”, and will be addressed through the many workshops, plenary sessions and presentations. Click for more information about RCEN.
News for October, 2008
The UN’s Marrakech Process made available a first draft of a document that will serve as input to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development on a 10-Year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on sustainable consumption and production. One Earth was one of the partners who commented on the first draft. Comments and the draft can be downloaded from the Marrakech Process website as well as the NGO Forum website.
On October 21st, Vanessa Timmer spoke to urban leaders, scientists and innovation experts from around the world at Futuropolis 2058 in Singapore. It is easier to transition to urban sustainability if we can picture what sustainable cities look like. Future scenarios help us think and plan in more innovative, rigorous and adaptive ways. In her talk, “Imagining Sustainable Cities: Scenario Planning for City Management,” Vanessa argued that we shouldn’t just gather information (“what do we know”) through trend
analysis and other tools but also expand our understanding of our options (“what is possible or imaginable”). Contact Vanessa for details.