Green Economies Dialogue to Hold Sessions in China Japan and Brazil

4263_image002Last year USCIB, through the United States Council Foundation, joined with a range of partners to launch the Green Economies Dialogue project, an initiative aimed at fostering international consensus on the essential elements of successful green growth strategies.

The initiative encompasses a series of workshops (“dialogues”) to engage the private sector and inform international policy discussions leading up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June. An additional component of the Green Economies Dialogue project is the commissioning of more than a dozen peer-reviewed research papers to be published in the journal Environmental Economics prior to Rio+20.

Following successful Green Economies Dialogue sessions in Washington, D.C. and Paris last fall, USCIB and its partner organizations – including BIAC, the Japanese employers group Keidanren, Brazil’s CNI business federation, and a dozen sponsors – are gearing up for three additional Dialogues in China, Japan, and Brazil this month and next.

Additional information on each Green Economies Dialogue sessions:

  • Beijing Dialogue (March 21): Organized jointly with USCIB’s China Committee, the Beijing Dialogue will assess conditions to promote a greener economy in China, key opportunities for members of industry in this area to enhance China’s efforts, and issues related to competitiveness in global markets. The meeting will also serve as a platform to discuss areas for improvement and cooperation within the private sector, and private/public partnerships. For more information, please contact Justine Badimon, USCIB’s manager for China, APEC and EU affairs (
  • Tokyo Dialogue (April 4): Jointly hosted by BIAC and Keidanren, the Tokyo Dialogue will build on topics discussed at previous Green Economies Dialogue sessions in Washington, Paris and Beijing, including low-carbon development and resource efficiency, with a focus on Japanese and regional priorities and experiences. For more information regarding this meeting, please contact Norine Kennedy, vice president for energy and environmental affairs (
  • Brasilia Dialogue (April 16-17): Hosted by CNI, the Brasilia Dialogue will draw upon all previous Green Economies Dialogue sessions, with a focus on green growth in emerging and developing countries, sustainable use of tropical forests, and low-carbon development in Brazil and the region. The meeting will be a day-long event on April 16, with possible for additional meetingsonApril 17. For more information regarding this meeting, please contact Norine Kennedy (

For more information on the Green Economy Dialogue Project, please visit the project website at

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Staff Contact:   Norine Kennedy

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Norine Kennedy promotes U.S. business participation in international environmental policy and management initiatives, and works closely with industry, government and NGOs to promote sustainable development and green growth. She also spearheads USCIB’s strategic international engagement initiative, which seeks to advance meaningful business participation and regulatory diplomacy in inter-governmental organizations.
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