On-line discussion on Civil Society and Business Forums at MCED-6

August 3, 2010 6:24

CAREC begins an on-line discussion:  “Involving civil society and business community into “Green growth” policy promotion:Priorities, solutions, perspectives”

The Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) on the official MCED-6 website www.mced6.org starts the on-line discussion “Involving civil society and business community into “Green growth” policy promotion: Priorities, solutions, perspectives”.

This on-line forum will be conducted from 1August till 15 October 2010 within the preparation to the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific (MCED-6), which will take place in Astana, Kazakhstan, on 27 Sept – 2 Oct 2010.

Goal of e-discussion: to establish a regional dialogue platform on the issues of Civil Society Forum and Business Forum at MCED-6 with the involvement of a wide public and representatives of business community from Central Asia, Asia-Pacific region and Europe.

The discussion will consist of 2 thematic blocks:

-  Civil Society Forum
—   Business Forum

It is expected that in result of this e-discussion the participants will develop the consolidated position on civil society and business forums, and determine the role of these sectors in further promoting the “Green growth” policy and “Green Bridge» Astana Initiative.

The leaders of civil society and business networks, representatives of local communities, science and research institutes, donors and international organizations and the other stakeholders are invited to participate in the e-discussion.

The major information about this discussion can be found on CAREC website www.carecnet.org and on the national conference website www.mced6.org. In order to leave a message and participate at the discussion you will need to register through the following link: Forum of E-Discussion.

This electronic discussion is organized by CAREC in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Kazakhstan, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Kazakhstan Business Association for Sustainable Development (KAPUR).

CAREC expects this discussion to be widely supported by active stakeholder involvement and information  to be widely disseminated across various partners and professional networks.


Regarding all of the issues concerning the online discussion, please, contact

Mariya Genina, the discussion moderator at CAREC by Email: mgenina@carec.kz