Working closely with partners in Brazil and elsewhere, IIED hosted an information-sharing event on the 16 and 17 June. Fair ideas opened up a space for researchers and practitioners working for a greener, fairer world to add important knowledge, experience and momentum to the official summit.
Sustainable development has “gotten stuck over the past 20 years” and the internal UN Commission on Sustainable development “hasn’t provided the framework” needed to track and accelerate environmental governance says Achim Steiner, the under-secretary general of the United Nations and executive director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). During a recent visit to IIED, he outlined what he would like to see come out of Rio+20 in order to set the planet on a more sustainable future course.
The Green Economy Coalition brings together environment,development, trade union, consumer and business sectors, North and South. The GEC is committed to a common cause: accelerating a transition to a new green economy.
THE WORLD has a unique but brief opportunity to tackle several major challenges together. Evidence of the linked causes of financial, energy and climate crises – and not just their symptoms – is on the table.