Archive for November, 2011

Bonn Conference, Water, food, energy nexus, 16-18 November 2011
November 23, 2011

Bonn 2011 Conference, the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus – Solutions for a Green Economy” November 16-18, 2011, Towards Rio20 and beyond
November 12, 2011

The panels,
Agusdin pulungan together with Peter Brabeck-Letmathe (Nestlé Chairman), Lasse Gustavsson (executive Director WWF International), and David Nabarro, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Nations on Food and Nutrition.
Time: Friday, 18 November, 11:00 a.m. – 01:15 p.m.
Location: Plenary Chamber Bonn Confention centre, Germany
Panelists :
1. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of the Board, Nestlé
2. Lasse Gustavsson, Executive Director Conservation, WWF International
3. David Nabarro, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Nations on Food and Nutrition
4. Agusdin Pulungan, President, Indonesia Farmers and Fishers Society Organization (WAMTI), Indonesia

Session Objectives
The session is to present and discuss the outcomes of the conference and to identify ways of getting the message from Bonn to both the „Rio+20“ Conference and to relevant other international processes. Representatives from all three sectors will discuss the outcomes and provide guidance on how to facilitate the practical implementation. The session ends with the official closing remarks by the conference conveners.

Structure
The final Plenary Session will be co-chaired by Uschi Eid and Albert Butare. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), will facilitate the session. There will be introductory remarks and the presentation of the Bonn Recommendations (Bonn Opportunities for Action) by the co-chairs (approximately 5´ each), who will then introduce Klaus Töpfer, followed by keynote speeches (10´ each), held in the following order:
– Francisco Gaetani, State Secretary, Ministry for the Environment, Brazil
– Ertharin Cousin, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture
– Mahmoud Mohieldin, Managing Director, The World Bank (WB)

After these inputs an Interactive Panel consisting of distinguished personalities will discuss the outcomes of the conference and gather possible next steps towards the nexus idea in politics, the private sector and society. The discussion will be facilitated by Klaus Töpfer, former Federal Minister for the Environment, with pre-determined themes to guide the panelists in their preparations.

Prof Klaus Töpfer is the founding Director and current Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) based in Potsdam. He is also the former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) based in Nairobi and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations (1998-2006). He was German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety from 1987 to 1994 and Federal Minister for Regional Planning, Housing and Urban Development from 1994-1998. He is the Former minister for Environment and Health, Rheinland-Pfalz (1985-1987). He has since 2007 been a Professor of Environment and Sustainable Development at Tongji University, Shanghai. He is also a visiting Professor at the Frank-Loeb Institut, University of Landau. He received his PhD in Regional development and location decision from the University of Münster in 1968.

Finally, Gudrun Kopp, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), will provide closing remarks.

Musical Interlude (7’) Rolf Stahlhofen & Friends

Conclusions and the way forward
Key notes (10’ each)
Speakers:
Francisco Gaetani, State Secretary, Ministry for the Environment, Brazil
Ertharin Cousin, U.S. Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture
Mahmoud Mohieldin, Managing Director, The World Bank

Closing Remarks (10’)
Gudrun Kopp, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Cultural Event (20’) Rolf Stahlhofen and “MultiKultiChor”, Bonn

The World Rural Forum culminated its 4th World Conference in Bilbao entitled “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth”. 6-8 October 2011
November 12, 2011

Arkaute, 14 October, 2011

Dear Mr. Agusdin Pulungan,

A week has passed since the World Rural Forum culminated its 4th World Conference in Bilbao entitled “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth”.

Thanks to the high level of professionalism of the speakers, who like you, attended the Conference – in a disinterested manner and moved by a commitment to development – , important knowledge of the theme has been acquired, without forgetting the great number of tasks still pending to achieve a true recognition of and support for Family Farming.

In a very relevant manner the Conference has demonstrated that Family Farming is an essential tool of combating hunger and poverty in the world in a sustainable way.

The personal and institutional commitment shown by people like you fills us with hope and motivates us to continue working in favor of the hundreds of millions of men, women and young people who are linked to Family Farming.

Allow us, in the name of the World Rural Forum’s whole team, to send you our warmest gratitude and our congratulations on the efforts made.

Trusting that we can count on your valuable contribution in the WRF´s future tasks, specially the International Year of Family Farming´s preparation, we send you our most sincere greetings.

Juan Luis Laskurain

World Rural Forum President

José María Ceberio

Executive Secretary of the World Rural Forum

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