A guidebook to the Green Economy Issue 1: Green Economy, Green Growth, and Low-Carbon Development - history, definitions and a guide to recent publications, UN-DESA
Sustainable development has been the overarching goal of the international community since the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992. Amongst numerous commitments, the Conference called upon governments to develop national strategie, UN-DESA
Transition to a Green Economy: Benefits, Challenges and Risks from a Sustainable Development Perspective, UNDESA DSD, UNEP, UNCTAD
Rio+20 Issues Briefs
Issues Brief 1 - Trade and Green Economy, UNCSD Secretariat and UNCTAD
Issues Brief 4 - Oceans, UN-DESA
Issues Brief 5 - Sustainable Cities, UN-DESA
Issues Brief 10 - Regional, national and local level governance for sustainable development, UN-DESA
Issues Brief 11 - Water, UN-DESA
Issues Brief 16 - Finance for the Transition to a Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication, UN-DESA
Objective & ThemesThe objective of the Conference is to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assess the progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development, and address new and emerging challenges The Conference will focus on two themes: (a) a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and (b) the institutional framework for sustainable development.
Rio+20 Issues BriefsThe UNCSD Secretariat together with its partners has prepared a series of Rio+20Issues Briefs. The purpose of the Rio+20 Issues Briefs is to provide a channel for policymakers and other interested stakeholders to discuss and review issues relevant to the objective and themes of the conference, including a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, as well as the institutional framework for sustainable development. The Issues Briefs can be accessed from the right side of this page. For overall information on the Rio+20 Issues Briefs, please contact Mr. David O'Connor, Chief, Policy Analysis and Networks Branch, Division for Sustainable Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: + 1 212 963 4260.