International Program Caucus
CSD-19 Policy Concept Paper
The RCEN was invited by the Department of Foreign Affairs Canada to prepare a Policy Concept Paper in advance of the intergovernmental preparatory meeting for the 19th Commission for Sustainable Development cycle (CSD-19) in fall 2010.
- Read: Canadian ENGO Policy Concept Paper on the CSD-19 Thematic Clusters and Green Economy Theme of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20)
RCEN-IP CSR Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue - March 3-4, 2010
The RCEN coordinated a two-day multi-stakeholder dialogue on Corporate Social Responsibility, hosted by the RCEN International Program in collaboration with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, the Mining Association of Canada, Suncor Energy Inc. and the International Development Research Centre.
This project delivered three key products: a discussion paper on CSR in the extractive sector from a Canadian ENGO perspective; a one-day multi-stakeholder policy dialogue; and a one-day RCEN International Program meeting on developing a Canadian ENGO approach to promote corporate social responsibility to support sustainable livelihoods.
- CSR Multi-stakeholder Dialogue Discussion Paper
- CSR Multi-stakeholder Dialogue March 3 Agenda
- Presentations from the CSR Dialogue:
- Carlos Rojas-Arbulú, DFAIT
- Vernon Mackay, DFAIT
- Chris Fordham, Suncor Energy Inc.
- Sylvie Noguer, Samson Bélair/Deloitte & Touche
- Deborah Berger, Export Development Canada
- César Moran Cahusac, Amazon Conservation Association
- Catherine Coumans, MiningWatch Canada
- Marketa Evans, Extractive Sector CSR Cousellor
- RCEN-IP ENGO Meeting March 4 Agenda
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises Review - Call for Stakeholder Input
The RCEN International Program mandated one of its members, Clara Whyte of the environmental NGO Gaia Vision, to respond - from an international environmental non-governmental perspective - to a call for stakeholder input by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada on the possible review of OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Read more
For more information on the Call for Stakeholder Input, go to: http://www.international.gc.ca/
ENGO CSD 18-19 Priorities Paper
The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada invited the RCEN to coordinate the consolidation of ENGO priorities for the thematic cluster of the 18th and 19th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD): transport, chemicals, waste management (hazardous and solid waste), mining and the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production. This paper outlines the aspirations Canadian NGOs have for the upcoming CSD and discusses the challenges and context surrounding these objectives.
ENGO Participation in CSD-18
In preparation for the 18th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-18), Canadian ENGOs submitted comments on the Secretary General’s State of Implementation Reports.
The RCEN, along with the Citizens Network for Sustainable Development (CitNet), the North American Sustainable Consumption and Production Alliance (NASCA) and the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) issued a joint process-oriented statement at the fourth Regional Implementation Meeting (RIM) on Sustainable Development for North America and the European Union, held 1-2 December 2009, to encourage constructive dialogues with NGO and non-NGO stakeholders in the lead up to and during CSD-18. Read the statement
Jean Arnold (Co-Chair)
Falls Brook Centre, NB
Michael Simpson (Co-Chair)
One Sky, BC
Drew De Panicis
One Earth Initiative, BC
Sierra Club Canada, ON
Resource Efficient Agricultural Production (REAP-Canada), ON
Gaïa Vision, QC