Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing - Report of the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) in Light of Rio+20 | World Bank Institute (WBI)

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Date and Time: May 10, 2012, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am (EST) or convert time  
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The event is open to all (no advance registration needed).

This webinar session will discuss the relevance of the High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) report and recommendations to the work of international financial institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank. The webinar will address the following three questions:

  • How can IFIs step up their efforts to promote sustainable development in a comprehensive way, and how should they monitor and report on the impact of their sustainable development policies? (see GSP recommendations 33 and 46)
  • How can enabling frameworks be created to incentivize substantial financing and sustainable choices from the private sector, including through the creation of partnerships, risk mitigation, etc? (see recommendations 34 to 38)
  • How can progress and growth be measured more comprehensively beyond GDP? (see recommendation 39)

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Welcome: Sanjay Pradhan, Vice President, World Bank Institute

Moderator and Opening Remarks: Rudolf Treffers, Executive Director, World Bank Group

Presenter: János Pásztor, Executive Secretary of The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP)

Discussant: Mary Barton-Dock, Director, Environment Department, World Bank



The GSP was established by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity.

The Panel's final report,  Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing - contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice, and to mainstream it into economic policy. It will be submitted for consideration at the upcoming Rio+20 Summit in June 2012.