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Complex Institutional Frameworks for Sustainability

At this side event to the UN Rio+20 Conference, leading scholars and practitioners discuss the role of complex institutional frameworks in the global pursuit of sustainability.

  • Time: 6:30 - 7:00 PM
  • Summary: Complex institutional frameworks bring together multiple institutions, actors, and processes in a manner that cuts across public and private authority, national borders, and policy sectors. Speakers will discuss innovations for managing conflicts and promoting coherence within such frameworks, drawing on case studies focusing on non-state market-driven systems, public/private regimes, and legality verification schemes. Due to its economic, environmental, and social dimensions, processes, and stakeholders, the transnational governance of forestry will serve as a cross-cutting illustration of the challenges and opportunities of complex governance, emphasizing its role in sustainability, development, and human rights. This side-event will not only aim to identify best practices for managing governance complexity in sustainable development, but will also feature the launch of an innovative research agenda and partnership on these issues.

For more information, please contact Dr. Yurdi Yasmi.