Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development

Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development

One of the two main themes for the Earth Summit is the 'institutional framework for sustainable development'.

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Green Economy

Green Economy

in the context of poverty eradication and sustainable development

The Green Economy in the context of Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development is one of the key themes to be addressed by the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012.

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Get Involved

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In the build up to Rio+20, Stakeholder Forum will engage representatives from Major Groups in the preparatory process. From taking part in workshops or meetings, to participating in discussions online, opportunities for engagement will be updated and announced on this website.

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Earth Summit Media

Earth Summit Media

Earth Talks, Earth Blogs, Videos, Press

In preparation for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 2012, Stakeholder Forum will be producing various media outputs, including talking heads videos, Earth Blogs and Earth Talks, a series of round table podcasts on the Objectives and Themes of Rio+20.

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Wikicurve: Rio+20 hot topics

Wikicurve: Rio+20 hot topics

See which events have shaped public opinion on the Rio+20 themes. See more details or have your say on the events that shaped community attitudes on Sustainable Development Goals, Green Economy, Biodiversity and Climate Change.    

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THE FUTURE WE WANT: RIO+20 OUTCOME DOCUMENT

Now available: The Rio+20 "Future We Want" Outcome Document that was delivered to more than 100 heads of state and government.

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COUNTRIES AGREE TO EXTEND NEGOTIATIONS ON RIO+20 OUTCOME DOCUMENT

Representatives from governments negotiating the outcome document for the United Nations Sustainable Development Conference (Rio+20) today agreed to add five more days of deliberations to bridge differences that have kept them from making further progress in negotiations. Read more...

Latest Events

Highlighted Event: Introduction to a Green Economy

Host: Unitar & UNEP

Date: 8 Oct – 30 Nov 2012

Where: Web based

Focus: E-Learning Course: Introduction to a Green Economy - Concepts and Applications


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Useful Resources

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To download a draft diary of Rio+20 events click here.

 

 

 

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Explanations of the most commonly referenced terms/concepts of the zero-draft complilation document
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One_EarthThe book Only One Earth, now availabe as an e-resource, looks at what has been achieved in the past 40 years, and ahead to what critically needs to happen beyond Rio+20. More Information.

 

Latest Publications

OUTREACH MAGAZINE: NEWS FROM TODAY'S UN' RIO+20 NEGOTIATIONS

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Outreach at Rio+20 – the final edition! As the Summit draws to a close today, Outreach takes stock on what has been achieved, where opportunities have been missed, and how we can move forward. Read the full edition here

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This paper explores both the best practices, and the learning opportunities within the UN and elsewhere, in an attempt to catalyse and stimulate a vital discussion on how multi-stakeholder participation could evolve in the future. To read the full paper click here

Earth Blogs

ALL EYES ON RIO, IF YOUNG PEOPLE SHOUT LOUD ENOUGH

nicoloblogimagefrontBy Nicolò Wojewoda

Whenever I hear the words “make some noise”, I’m usually in a club, or at some music festival, or listening to the Beastie Boys. For students attending the 13th Annual Global Classrooms International High School Model UN Conference this month, the exhortation came from the big chief himself, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his remarks at their event. "When I say make some noise, I mean raise your voices. Demand real action [at Rio+20]", Ban said. Read more..