Chair: Peter Davies, Commissioner for Sustainable Futures
This conference examines the practical impact the forthcoming Welsh Government sustainable development legislation will have on delivering the UN Rio de Janeiro June 2012 summit twin goals to:
• Promote the green economy to eradicate poverty.
• Put in place institutional frameworks for delivering sustainable development.
Both themes underpin the Welsh Government’s efforts in making sustainable development the central organising principle in its policy development and delivery. This conference examines the practical impact forthcoming legislation will have in contributing to global sustainability. Will the Sustainable Development Bill, to be published during 2013, strike the right balance between legislating for responsible global citizenship and securing the economy of Wales? How can the international development sector be effectively represented in government decisions on sustainability? What should be Wales’ contribution to global platforms such as Rio+20?