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Posted on Sustainabilitank.info on May 9th, 2011
by Pincas Jawetz (pj@sustainabilitank.info)

World Economic Forum on Latin America 2011
27 – 29 April 2011 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
World Economic Forum on Africa 2011

03 – 06 May 2011 – Cape Town, South Africa
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World Economic Forum on Europe and Central Asia 2011
Vienna, Austria, 8-9 June 2011
Expanding the Frontiers of Innovation 
 www.weforum.org

Followed by:

Vienna Energy Conference 2011 (VEC 2011), 21-23 June 2011, Vienna, Austria

This Conference, organized by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), will convene under the banner “Energy for All: Time for Action.” Core themes to be addressed will include: agreeing on a common understanding of energy access; agreeing on a strategy to ensure universal access to modern energy services and increase energy efficiency by reducing energy intensity by 40% until 2030; identifying indicative targets and policies in support of these objectives; and prioritizing key national and regional actions on energy access and energy efficiency.  –

and the: Fourth Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Aarhus Convention

This meeting is the fourth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the UN Economic Commission on Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention). It will seek to provide an opportunity to discuss public participation in international forums, the procedure for accession to the Convention by States from outside the UNECE region, and the role of the Aarhus Convention in promoting sustainable development. The latter is the theme of the high-level segment on 1 July 2011. The meeting is expected to adopt the draft Chisinau Declaration on the role of the Aarhus Convention in promoting sustainable development, as a contribution to the UNCSD process.  

dates:29 June – 1 July 2011  location:Chisinau (Chisinau), Republic of  Moldova.

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World Economic Forum on East Asia 2011

11 – 13 June 2011, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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World Economic Forum on the Middle East 2011
 www.weforum.org
 Dead Sea, Jordan 21-23 October 2011 
Innovation and Change in the Middle East 

2011 has brought about a remarkable momentum of change in the Middle East. Inspired by the transformations in Tunisia and Egypt, innovations in governance, business strategies and social policies are being deliberated to meet the aspirations of young and vibrant populations.

To shape and contribute to this process of change and innovation, the World Economic Forum on the Middle East will convene on 21-23 October at the Dead Sea, Jordan, facilitating an unprecedented Arab dialogue among all stakeholders from the region and internationally.

From employment and education to political participation and inclusive economic growth, the meeting will address a broad range of opportunities and risks that are set to drive the Middle East agenda going forward.

Emphasis will be placed on engaging individuals and institutions with innovative solutions to the challenges of competing in a new global economy characterized by resource scarcity.

Informed by the outcomes of the constitutional and electoral developments in Egypt and Tunisia and by the foreseen Palestinian elections, the meeting will engage the full range of stakeholders to provide a holistic and timely perspective on the future direction for the region.

An industry outlook for the Middle East will be a central component of the meeting’s deliberations as will be the prominent role of Arab youth and civil society.

For more information, please e-mail: MiddleEast@weforum.org

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Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2011.

Dalian, People’s Republic of China 14-16 September 2011

Mastering Quality Growth

The Annual Meeting of the New Champions, the “Summer Davos”, is the foremost global business gathering in Asia. Introduced in 2007 in close collaboration with the People’s Republic of China and with the personal support of Premier Wen Jiabao, last year’s Meeting in Tianjin convened 1,300 participants, including over 400 CEOs from Forum Partner and Member companies together with up-and-coming leaders from business, politics, science and technology from 80 countries. In 2011, we expect even stronger participation with over 1,500 participants.

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India Economic Summit 2011
13-15 November 2011

Linking Leadership and Livelihood.

With a projected growth rate of 9% in 2011 and one of the youngest demographics in the world, India provides considerable opportunities as a consumer market and manufacturing hub. Yet, disruptions in production and supply chains in the aftermath of the Sendai earthquake have placed further pressure on global markets already faced with food price inflation and volatility in global commodities. Therefore, critical governance reforms and innovative public-private partnerships must be pushed forward to deliver rapid and inclusive growth and an enabling environment for upgrading infrastructure in India. Through better governance, delivery systems, transparency and stronger implementation, leaders from government, industry and civil society can collaborate to improve the education system, invest in much-needed infrastructure, increase agricultural productivity and ensure an equitable distribution of opportunities.

Actually, it is the Indian Potentially huge market that is viewed by economists as a new haven for global demand and economic growth.

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The rumble we mentioned refers to:

WEF-Gipfel 8. – 9. Juni 2011 in Wien

austria.indymedia.org/node/19785

Vom 8.- 9. Juni 2011 tagt das Regionalforum Europa und Zentralasien
des World Economic Forum (WEF) in Wien und Niederösterreich. Die
Geschichte des WEF ist nicht zu trennen von den Protesten dagegen. Das
im schweizer Skiort Davos tagende globale Hauptforum wird alljährlich
von einer militärisch hochgerüsteten Polizei mit Gummigeschossen
verteidigt, Proteste sind dort kaum noch möglich. Selbst das
österreichische Heer half die letzten Jahre bei der Luftraumsicherung.

Auch in Österreich gibt es eine Geschichte des Widerstands gegen das
WEF. Von 1996 bis 2002 fand bereits ein Regionalforum in Salzburg
statt. Im Zuge der Proteste dagegen, auf dem Gipfel der
“Anti-Globalisieungsbewegung”, wurde 2001 auch at.indymedia.org
gegründet. Die Proteste in Salzburg wurden mit massiver Repression
beantwortet. Nach 2002 wurde das Regionalforum dann von Salzburg nach
Dublin verlegt, was nicht zuletzt aufgrund der Proteste passierte.

Ob große Mobilisierungen gegen Gipfel von “Staatsfrauen und -männern”
und WirtschaftschefInnen noch Sinn machen, ist keinesfalls
unumstritten. Ein viel beachteter kritischer Beitrag dazu ist der
Aufruf von Dijon vom französichen Dissent-Netzwerk zum diesjährigen
G8-Gipfel in Deauville in der Normandie. Statt zum Gipfel-Gelände
selbst zu mobilisieren, wird unter anderem zu dezentralen Aktionen
aufgerufen.

Trotz allem kann wohl davon ausgegangen werden, dass es in Wien
Aktionen und Proteste gegen das WEF geben wird. Auch stellt sich die
Situation beim WEF-Gipfel in Wien etwas anders dar, weil dieser nicht
wie die letzten und der diesjährige G8-Gipfel in einem kleinen Ort
fernab größerer Städte statt findet, sondern inmitten einer
europäischen Hauptstadt, wo das Terrain für die Ordungskräfte weniger
überschaubar und eine größere Mobilisierung der lokalen Bevölkerung
möglich ist.

 Termine der Oppostion zu den GEF und Infoveranstaltungen und
Vorbereitungstreffen können  im Kalender auf at.indymedia.org
veröffentlicht werden.

Hintergrundinformationen / Links:

Artikel auf dem blog “Wir können auch anders!”
Kleine Chronologie wider das WEF (seit 1991) und Proteste im Jänner
2011 auf ch.indyedia.org/de
Davos WEF auf gipfelsoli.org
World Social Forum 2011 Dakar (das WSF findet immer parallel zum WEF statt)
Proteste gegen den European Economic Summit 2001 in Salzburg auf no-racism.net
Informationen und Berichte gegen das WEF 2001 in Salzburg im TATblatt-Archiv
Archiv globaler Proteste 1998-2008 bei People’s Global Action (PGA)
 

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