Brookings and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are hosting a lunch seminar on “Opportunities for Global Green Growth,” to be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. This seminar will feature a presentation by Brookings senior fellow Katherine Sierra, and will be held in the Brookings Stein room (1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW).
In the summer of 2012 the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, “Rio+20,” will convene high-level policymakers in hopes of making headway on concrete, political commitments to sustainable green growth. The G-20 countries are major stakeholders in this process, as drivers of the global economy they produce 90 percent of Global GDP, but also hold 60 percent of the world’s population and emit almost 80 percent of global greenhouse gas. Concrete actions towards green growth by the G-20 can help create momentum in the global effort to mitigate climate change.
Sierra will be joined by Nigel Purvis, president of Climate Advisers, who will provide commentary and initiate the roundtable discussion.
A buffet lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 12:15 p.m.