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    Brazil - government
    United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs


    Date: 19 Jun 2012
    Country: Brazil
    City/State: Rio de Janeiro
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Space for sustainable development- at Rio +20

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

OTHER ORGANIZER(S): Austria - government
Brazil - government

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 19 Jun 2012 Location: Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) Venue: 15:30-17:00 Meeting Room P3-E RioCentro

This side-event is being organised by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) together with the Governments of Austria and Brazil. The focus will be on space and its contributions that would lead to a convergence on the use of space based technologies for sustainable development and assist in identifying the next actions that would embrace Rio+20 outcomes. The event will consist of contributions from invited panellists, and will cover the areas of food, water, oceans and disasters as well as geospatial information.

Programme

Chair: Dr. Yasuchi Horikawa (Japan), Chairman of COPUOS 2012-201
Moderator: Dr. Ade Abioudun (Nigeria)
Opening statement: H.E. Mr. Marco Raupp - Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil
Panellists: Amb. Walther Lichem (Austria) - Dr. Carlos Nobre (Brazil) – Dr. Stephen Briggs (European Space Agency - ESA) - Mr. Paul Larsen (World Food Programme - WFP) – Dr. Mario Lanfri (Argentina)
Venue: P3-E, RioCentro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Event website: http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/events/rio20.html

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