Mario Garnero Joins UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Major World Leaders at Global Green Forum

Jun 27, 2012, 10:33 ET from Forum das Americas

RIO DE JANEIRO, 27 June 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mario Garnero, one of Brazil's leading entrepreneurs and sustainable development advocates, has joined the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF). The new compact hosted two major events at Rio+20.

Founder and President of both Forum das Americas, a think-tank on hemispheric dialogue, and the United Nations Association-Brazil, Garnero was one of the guests at the first high-level session on "Sustainable, Inclusive Growth: The Way Forward from Rio+20 and G20". It included UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, President Lee Myung-bak of South Korea, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico and Prime-Minister Thorning-Schmidt of Denmark, as well as other leading decision-makers and thought-leaders.

The Group has also held a workshop co-hosted with UN Global Compact called "Accelerating Green Growth through Public-Private Partnerships". Mario Garnero is a global voice for innovative tools for the strategic development of PPPs. The President of UNA-Brazil is a strong supporter of active global PPPs and the role they can play in reducing policy or behavioral barriers to the scaling of green growth.

The initiative adds another dimension to Garnero's "global green diplomacy" and his efforts in alliance with political and business leaders towards poverty alleviation in countries like Haiti.

A leader of Brazil's ethanol program since its modern inception in the early 1980s, Mario Garnero has been described by many as the "Father of the Ethanol Car" in Brazil. As his merchant bank, Brasilinvest, holds its annual Board meeting in Shanghai in November 2012, Garnero will also convene a forum on Global Governance to feature a special private and public sector perspective on the evolving Green economy.

SOURCE Forum das Americas