The UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on Post-2015 has recently launched its report entitled ‘A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development’. The report states that a universal post-2015 agenda should be driven by several transformative shifts, including ‘putting sustainable development at the core’, and provides an example of how new goals and measurable targets could be framed in the wake of these transformative shifts.
The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), CIVICUS, the Feminist Task Force, Oxfam International, Beyond 2015, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Article 19, ATD Fourth World, the World Movement for Democracy and Stakeholder Forum, welcome the appointment by the UN Secretary-General of a diverse High-Level Panel to advise on a post-2015 development agenda.
We, the representatives of the 9 Major Groups, call on the Heads of State and Government to ensure the Rio+20 Earth Summit is successful in achieving an ambitious and shared vision for the future of our people and planet.
Read more: Major Groups - Rio+20 Common Statement
Check out this new report from the Financial Times that outlines the Africa and the Green Economy. The report says environmental systems are easier to set up when development is still in its early stages.
The Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP) has consulted with a wide range of professional business associations and non-government organizations from across the country to produce a report on what a Green Economy could mean for Canada in the lead-up to Rio+20.