UNEP CONTRIBUTION TO UNCSD

UNEP is playing a key role in the preparations for the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in response to decisions by the Governing Council and a resolution of the General Assembly. In the Nusa Dua Declaration, adopted the Governing Council in February 2010, the Ministers of Environment and Heads of Delegations at the eleventh special session of the UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) welcomed "the decision to organize the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012. We support and encourage the active and effective participation of the United Nations Environment Programme in the preparatory process for the Conference on Sustainable Development as called for in General Assembly resolution 64/236 of 3 December 2009, and the full and effective contribution of the United Nations Environment Programme to the programme of work outlined for the eighteenth and nineteenth sessions of the Commission on Sustainable Development."

In its resolution 65/162 on the Report of the UNEP Governing Council on its eleventh special session, which was adopted on 20 December, 2010, the General Assembly called "for the active and effective participation of the United Nations Environment Programme in the preparatory process for the Conference." It also invited "the United Nations Environment Programme to contribute, notably by providing ideas and proposals reflecting its competencies, experiences and lessons learned, to the preparatory process for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012."

UNEP has undertaken comprehensive work related to the two themes of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, namely green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, and the institutional framework for sustainable development. The UNEP work on green economy is available at: http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy. Its work on international environmental governance is available at:
http://www.unep.org/environmentalgovernance/Home/tabid/180/Default.aspx

The Preparatory Committee for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), at its second meeting in March 2011, invited all stakeholders to provide their inputs and contributions in writing by 1 November 2011 for inclusion in a compilation document to serve as basis for the preparation of the “zero draft” of the Rio+20 outcome document. Attached is the UNEP secretariat's input. Click here to view......