On Wednesday, March 2nd 2011 at 2pm WEDO will host the panel:

“From Local to Rio: Linking women’s low-carbon initiatives with sustainable development policy”


This panel will explore women’s leadership in a green economy as a means to promote sustainable development and effective climate change responses.  Panelists will present successful projects on the ground – with a focus on technology – and make connections to the upcoming Rio+20 conference.


  • H. Elizabeth Thompson, UN Assistant Secretary General and Executive Coordinator of Rio 2012
  • Nereide Segala Coelho, Adapta Sertao Network, Pintadas, member of Huairou Commission
  • Lucy Wanjiru, Programme Specialist, Gender and Environment, UNDP Gender Team
  • Gail Karlsson, Senior Policy Advisor, ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy

Moderated by Eleanor Blomstrom, WEDO


Maps: Directions to the Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission

Salvation Army International Social Justice Commission
Main Auditorium
221 East 52nd St.
(between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
New York, NY

For more information on this event, please contact: Eleanor [at] wedo [dot] org

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