AMS 2013 - Parallel Session 1

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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