BONN PERSPECTIVES is designed to reinvigorate the international debate on sustainability with fresh ideas, using innovative learning, dialogue and networking platforms, with Bonn as home base. Our objective is to help to advance the green economy transformation, as called for by the global sustainability summit in Brazil (Rio+20) in June 2012. In fostering this transformation, we will take up those issues on which Bonn as a hub of policy dialogue has already established a strong international reputation: climate protection, adaptation to climate change, renewable energies, water, biodiversity, stopping desertification, food security, disaster preparedness, civil conflict resolution and poverty reduction.
BONN PERSPECTIVES is constantly on the lookout for forward thinkers and for impending issues that are already sensitive but have not yet been sufficiently addressed. In the spirit of ‘minilateralism’, we seek to form the smallest possible alliance to achieve the greatest possible impact. BONN PERSPECTIVES brings together what belongs together, for example at the Bonn2011 Conference: The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus Solutions for the Green Economy the initiative’s first milestone. And at the international workshop Adaptation to Climate Change A Case for Business? in March 2012. And also at the expert forum on the Green Urban Economy in May 2012. In 2013 BONN PERSPECTIVES organises the expert forum “Land for Business Business for Land: The Economics of Land Degradation” and hosts the Bonn International Cooking Energy Forum.
BONN PERSPECTIVES is
- a learning and dialogue platform for configuring the green economy transformation
- a plenary forum for resolving conflicts of interests
- an instrument for feedback to analyse success stories
- a laboratory for generating fresh ideas
- a place to showcase innovative approaches
- a caucus for discourse among decision-makers from the political sphere, the private sector, science and civil society