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Sustainable Development Policy & Practice
Economic Commission for Europe’s Regional Preparatory Meeting for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20)

1-2 December 2011 | Geneva, Switzerland

Highlights for Friday, 2 December 2011
UNCSD
At the close of the UNECE RPM a draft Co-Chairs’ summary (E/ECE/RPM/2011/2/Add.1) of the meeting was circulated for comment. Following the integration of these comments a copy of the document is to be posted on the UNECE’s website. The summary is organised around the three main issues of the RPM, namely an assessment of progress on the implementation of outcomes of major sustainable development summits, the green economy in the context of sustainable development and the eradication of poverty, and institutional framework for sustainable development.

The summary includes references to: Sustainable Development Goals; a green economy roadmap; moving beyond GDP; the Aarhus Convention; change in sustainable consumption and production patterns; poverty and social inclusion; a technology pool; finance; the weaknesses of institutions for sustainable development; and various approaches to improve institutions such as UNEP, the CSD, ECOSOC or create new ones such as a Council for Sustainable Development.
UNCSD
An ENB writer’s view of the IFSD panel on Friday morning.
For the hosts of Rio+20, Maria Luisa Escorel, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the UN and other international organisations, delivers a keynote address on expectations for the UNCSD in 2012.
Jeremy Wates, Director of the European Environment Bureau, a panellist during the IFSD discussion. He supported Brazil’s proposal for a UNCSD initiative on environmental democracy inspired by Principle 20 of the Rio Declaration on access to information and participation in decision-making.
Tania Valerie Raguz, First Secretary to the Permanent Mission of Croatia to the United Nations in New York, Vice-Chairperson of the Bureau for the Preparatory Process for the Rio+20 Conference, representing the Eastern European States Group, addressing delegates during the discussion on the institutional framework for sustainable development.
On Friday morning delegates engaged in the third and final thematic discussion, on the institutional framework for sustainable development chaired by Janusz Zaleski, Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of the Environment, Poland.
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A representative of the Scientific and Technological Community addresses the UNECE RPM during the discussion on IFSD.
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A representative of Women catching the eye of the Chair as she seeks to take the floor during the IFSD debate Friday.
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Champion members of the UNECE secretariat who worked closely with the ENB team in Geneva. L-R: Giovanni Gabassi, Oksana Rott, Nona Iliukhina, Elizabeth James, Simone Hofner and Chunlu Hsieh.
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Members of the ENB team with the UNECE Secretariat. L-R: Andrey Vavilov, ENB; Elizabeth James, UNECE; Giovanni Gabassi, UNECE; Peter Doran, ENB; and Nathalie Risse, ENB.
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*IISD RS summary report of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Asia Pacific Region, 19-20 October 2011, Seoul, Republic of Korea (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Arab Region, 16-17 October 2011, Cairo, Egypt (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Arabic: PDF)
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*IISD RS summary report of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) Regional Preparatory Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), 7-9 September 2011, Santiago, Chile (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) Subregional Preparatory Committee for the Pacific Countries, 21-22 July 2011, Apia, Samoa (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) Subregional Preparatory Committee for the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea Countries, 7-8 July 2011, Mahé, Seychelles (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) Subregional Preparatory Meeting for the Caribbean, 20 June 2011, Georgetown, Guyana (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the Keeping the Green Economy Blue: A Workshop in Preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20), 29 April 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20), 7-8 March 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the First Intersessional Meeting of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20), 10-11 January 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20), 17-19 May 2010, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
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*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings
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