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Certified Green panel attracts crowd in Rio

Actu - Équiterre à Rio+20 - un panel sur la certification écologique

Yesterday the delegation representing you – our members and supporters – at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil hosted a panel discussion.

The topic?

The role of environmental and social certifications in a green economy (fair trade, organic, etc.).

Close to a hundred people from various countries attended the discussion, which featured Equiterre cofounder and executive director Sidney Ribaux as well as the Quebec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, Pierre Arcand. 

Most memorable moment: When event partner, the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA), unveiled the results of its soon-to-be published study of sustainability initiatives. 

From left to right :  William Bulmer, Director International Finance Corporation (IFC); Jason Potts, Founder, Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST); Karin Kreider, Director ISEAL; Hans Peter Egler, Head TPSwiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO); Daniele Giovannucci, CEO, Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA); Sara Scherr, President EcoAgriculture Partners; Pierre Arcand, Minister of Sustainable Development, Quebec ; Sidney Ribaux,  Executive director Equiterre; Helio Mattar, President Instituto Akatu; missing from foto: Mark Halle, Director International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

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