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Rio+20 'Future we Want' draft text Last Updated on 2014-03-18 15:53:28  guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 19 June 2012 12:27 EDT     The final draft text that will be presented to world leaders as they arrive at the Rio+20 sustainable development conference Link http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jun/19/rio-20-future-we-want-draft-text: More »
Greening the Blue: Towards a climate-neutral UN Last Updated on 2014-03-18 15:47:09 Greening the Blue: Towards a climate-neutral UN On 5 June 2007 - World Environment Day – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced his commitment to lead by example to make the UN climate-neutral. He then invited the executive heads of all UN programmes, funds and specialized agencies to join him in this effort to move swiftly towards climate neutrality, also with the goal of increasing public awareness of the need for more sustainable patterns of consumption. In line with the rest of the UN family, the UNFCCC secretariat is gearing up to become climate neutral. Since 2004, we have been maintaining and reporting on the inventory of its greenhouse gas emissions deriving from office operations and from travel, both at headquarters and during conference meetings. More details of UN efforts may be found at the "Greening the Blue"... More »
The Earth Institute, Columbia University Last Updated on 2014-03-18 15:44:04 The Earth Institute, Columbia University Mission Solutions for Sustainable Development   Link: http://earth.columbia.edu/sections/view/9 The Earth Institute brings together the people and tools needed to address some of the world's most difficult problems, from climate change and environmental degradation, to poverty, disease and the sustainable use of resources. More »
CSD, Secretary General Reports: Learning from the Commission Last Updated on 2014-03-18 15:20:04 Secretary-General Reports Link: Lessons learned from the Commission on Sustainable Development (Advance unedited copy)   United Nations ADVANCE UNEDITED COPY A/67/…….. 21 February 2013 General Assembly - Sixty-seventh session,  Sustainable Development, Item 20 (a)   Lessons learned from the Commission on Sustainable Development Report of the Secretary-General Summary   The present report responds to General Assembly resolution 67/2031 which requests the Secretary-General to submit a focused report on lessons learned from the Commission on Sustainable Development. Its purpose is to inform the General Assembly negotiations to define the format and organizational aspects of the high-level political forum created in Rio+20 to follow-up on the implementation of sustainable development. As mandated by the General Assembly, it was prepared in... More »
Four post-2015 reports submitted to the Secretary-General Last Updated on 2014-03-18 15:15:25 In partnership with the Post-2015 Development Planning Team/Executive Office of the Secretary-General, the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) is facilitating a consultation to gather critical analysis from civil society on four post-2015 reports submitted to the Secretary-General: 1) High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Post-2015 HLP) 2) UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) 3) UN Global Compact (UNGC) 4) UN Development Group (UNDG): The Global Conversation Begins     More »