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【動画】Roundtable Discussion on Rights at Risk in the Green Economy

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Roundtable Discussion on Rights at Risk in the Green Economy

24 April 2012 6:15-7:45 PM
UN HQ New York, NY















Presentations

Yokeling -Third World Network
Rio Declaration is crucial
-rio declaration was adapted at high level
-it is an environment-development dialogue
-remarkable we came to agreement on 27 principles
-clear attempt to shift at global level
Rio+20
-Re-afirming the rio principle. that is the starting point.
-however, we see dilusion,
-concern is on equity CBDR. miss represented as a way for developing countries to get out of doing more.

Marcos
-Geneva -Human Rights Council adapted a resolution
-giving a mandate office of high commissioner to commit to Rio
expert on Human Right on Environment
Joint effort on encorporating right-based approach, accountability
should be a mechanism that could monitor SD issues.
-high comissioner responded to the letter, came to New York.
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/SP/Pages/OpenLetterRio20.aspx

Melinda –
came to new york from Geneva, very concerned about language of document that came out of Informal in March.
-Costa Rica, Moldiv, very critical
-Rio principle is gounded in human rights

Anil
-UN is going into new area. Green economy is not defined. people are speaking different languages. Some countries are cautious about it.
-Human right we know.

Anita
-Emphasis on population growth by norther countries.
-Used as rational on environ degradation, reproductive rights
Some northern countries inserting reproductive rights as a bargaining chip. ★
-Trying northern countries to pull out of all the section, and keep it just to health and women’s.
-Other danger in text, protection of Indigenou knowledge.


Other Comments

-We have to get the words out.
-Social protection floor is a new initiative.
-Right to decent work.
-Governments are not hearing from us enough. ★
-How to make it real. We need to get into street, because government is not hearing.
-tweet #rightsatrio
-event next friday. importance of right for SD
-What rights are at risk?
green economy. predominant one is active
-new document proposed by co-chair
introducing idea of roadmap, milestones, good model to be applied
risks we have. afffect the right to development ★
 puts at risk definig their own goals, their own development.
-Canada bracket water. we do not understand.
-rights of indeginous peoples, rights of mother earth
-Initiative of Bolivia incorporated into G77. concept of “Mother Earth” now it is in the text. ★
-Rights of state to development.
-it is our Strategy to be United.
give a new message.
-We need to look beyond Rio+20
-How to include safeguards.

-Access to water and right to water is different ★
access/management, investment, implementation
how we can communicate what they’re trying to do is, implementation is about funding, market based economy, market.
market, implementation is important, but right is important cannot be confounded in the same language.
Lack of Brazilian people involved in Rio+20 ★
rio2012.org/ cupuladospovos.org

-Technology
people think it is part of the solution
most of the time part of the problem.
it is impossible for dev countries to develop “national capacity”
biotechnology, nano technology impossible.

-Agriculture
concerned how they are treating.
agriculture is a concern for everyone.
70% of food is produced by small farmers and peasants.
most of the principles. apply to these ppl.

-Rights 
democratic rights are not enabled by procedural rights. ★
principle 10 (para 58 of zero draft)
global convention, petition.

-Where is UNEP on discussion on rights?
rights guide institutional framework.

-More common …
discussion on ok to discuss …
not only economic critique more people centered ★

-Principles are being divided and fragmented.
right to procautionary ★
synthetic biology.

-Send document in paper so they remember each day. ★
what we are doing is not so strong. we don’t have respond.
how far will we allow this to go.

Closing -Yokling

we should go to delegations.
the mandate for this conference
looking at gaps of implementation, it’s been reduced to green economy, and ifsd.
trying to make right cut across the three pillars.
dominant discussion is green economy.
some government want to wipe out the past 20-30 years. we cannot let that happen.
agriculture section US “science” based. Science lacks knowledge. when you put in science, you are deleting precautionary principle ★
those speaking in the room don’t know the historical background.
if you can’t keep the Rio principles, don’t talk about new visions.


Co-organized by:

IBON International
Council of Canadians
Peoples Coalition for Food Sovereignty
France Libertes
Roots for Equity
Global Forest Coalition
Food and Water Watch
Third World Network
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy