Day 1 - Wednesday, 29th May, 1400 - 1530
Parallel Session 1: Taking More Action for Sustainable Development: Can Media Help?
The recent United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, more known as Rio+20 Earth Summit in 2012 has raised more concerns and expectations in dealing with an accelerating ecosystem degradation and increasing number of climate-induced extreme weather events. Compounding these problems are the global financial crisis, food and water scarcity, and volatile oil prices. As these multiple crises continue to become the dominant stories, can old and new media help build the capacity of a growing human population to live peacefully and sustainably on this planet? Can media urge governments and citizens to commit more strongly to a sustainable society?
|Mr. Murtaza Solangi |
Managing Director Media Times, Pakistan
|Mr. Parni Hadi|
Founder and Publisher, Dompet Dhuafa and former President Director of Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI), Indonesia
|Prof. Hubert Gijzen|
Director, Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNESCO
|Dr. Young-Woo Park|
Regional Director and Representative for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
|Dr. Salima Jan|
Research Scientist, Educational Multimedia Research Centre, University of Kashmir, India
|Mr. Clarence Dass|
Producer, Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC), Fiji