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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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High-level Panel on Global Sustainability's report to the Secretary-General

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The 22-member Panel, established by the Secretary-General in August 2010 to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity, was co-chaired by Finnish President Tarja Halonen and South African President Jacob Zuma. The Panel's final report, "Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing", contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice and to mainstream it into economic policy as quickly as possible.

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Zero Draft now available

The first version of the Rio+20 zero draft document has been published by the UNCSD.

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UNDESA World Economic and Social Survey

TUN_Great_Green_Technological_Transformation-1_imagehe world faces important decisions on how we generate energy and manage our natural assets—choices with implications that will reverberate for generations to come. Against a backdrop of a rising global population and unceasing pressure on the natural environment, this 2011 edition of the  World Economic and Social Survey  can guide our collective efforts to achieve a much-needed technological transformation to a greener, cleaner global economy.

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Rio+20 Policy Brief: Transforming governance and institutions for a planet under pressure

Revitalizing the institutional framework for global sustainability: Key Insights from social science research

The Earth System Governance Project is glad to release its new comprehensive Policy Brief Transforming Governance and Institutions for a Planet under PressureRevitalizing the Institutional Framework for Global Sustainability.

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Declaration from the 64th Annual United Nations DPI NGO conference now available

The 64th Annual United Nations DPI NGO conference, which took place in Bonn 3 -5 September, 2011 has produced a declaration entitled "Sustainable Societies: Responsive Citizens".

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UNDESA Policy Brief No.12: A Global Green New Deal for Sustainable Development

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) has released its 12th Policy Brief document, in which it calls for a global New Deal to revive the world’s economies in a socially and ecologically sustainable manner.

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Co-Chairs' Summary from PrepCom 2 released

Co-Chairs’ Summary
Second Preparatory Committee Meeting
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
7-8 March 2011

The Co-Chairs' of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Second Preparatory Committee Meeting, have published a Summary Report, detailing their conclusions from the event which took place at the UN Headquarters in New York on 7-8 March, 2011.