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Rio+20 INFORSE-HELIO Side Event Rio+20
- Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Side Event Rio+20

INFORSE-HELIO side event:
Green Energy for Green Economy
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012,
Time: 17.30-19.00
Place: RioCentro, Room T-5


Presentations: Introduction
Short overview of why a low-carbon transition to renewable energy is the cornerstone of a green economy, and how the Rio+20 decision on green economy could contribute to that transition.

By Christine Fiebig, HELIO-International

Example of TIPEE tool* as a way to assist decision makers develop policies that have a low carbon footprint and are renewable. Key results from a new pilot study.
By Maryse Labriet, HELIO and ENERIS
(Environment Energy Consultants), France/Spain

* The TIPEE tool “Traitement de l'Information pour les Politiques Energetiques et l'Ecodeveloppement” (Processing Information for Energy Policies Conducive to Ecodevelopment) was developed by Helio and is now used by NGOs, academic courses etc.

pdf file, 1.2 MB
How Markets can be Harnessed to Promote Use Low-carbon, Renewable Energy
- Key requirements for this to take place
- Obstacles that need to be overcome.

By Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets, USA

Link to the video on Ethical Markets' website

Projects and Strategies for Sustainable Energy Access and How they Contribute to a "Green Economy" and Poverty Reduction.
By Raymond Myles, INFORSE South-Asia and INSEDA, India.

pdf file, 3.5 MB
Transition to Renewable Energy in Europe and in Denmark: The plans and proposals, and how they can form a cornerstone for the transition to a "Green Economy".
By Gunnar Boye Olesen, INFORSE-Europe and SustainableEnergy, Denmark.

pdf file, 1 MB
Final Remarks
by Michel Takam, ADEID, Cameroon.

HELIO International is and non-profit think tank (INFORSE member).
The organisation is composed of a network of energy analysts who identify, assess, measure and publicize the contribution of energy systems and policies to eco development (sustainable and equitable development).

Contact: HELIO - International, att. Christine Fiebig,

INFORSE, International Network for Sustainable Energy, is a network of 180 NGO
s working for in practice and politically for the transition to sustainable energy (efficient and sustainable use of renewable energy). It follows international policies, develop visions and scenarios for large-scale transition to sustainable energy and facilitate project and cooperation among members.

Contact: INFORSE, att Gunnar Boye Olesen,

Download Flyer (pdf)

Read the side event at the UNCSD website

Read the Proceedings on
HELIO's web site

Read more: INFORSE at Rio+20