The UN's official Rio+20 website, uncsd2012.org, has created a web page for inputs to the compilation document, which will serve as a basis for the Zero Draft document. The deadline for inputs is 1st November 2011.
Stakeholder Forum's Sustainable Develoment Governance programme (SDG2012) has published eight new think pieces from prominent authors in the field.
Following the 64th UN DPI NGO Conference in September the participants of the conference and the NGO Focal Group have sent a letter to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel thanking her for the leading role Germany has taken towards Rio+20 and request her attendance at the conference to underline the opportunities of a green growth economy.
To download the letter in German click here.
An English translation will be available soon.
As part of the consultation process towards the “Bonn2011 Conference: The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus – Solutions for a Green Economy”, Stakeholder Forum in collaboration with the Federal Government of Germany invites you to participate in a stakeholders’ survey on the interconnections between water, energy and food security, and the challenges to undertaking a multisectoral approach that guarantees sustainable long-term supply and equitable access to all three resources.
Stakeholder Forum has today released a synthesis document from the UN/DPI workshop ‘Towards Bonn 2011 Conference: The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus - Solutions for the Green Economy’, which formed part of the stakeholder engagement process for the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference, and represented an opportunity for civil society organizations to contribute to the debate around water, energy and food security.
As part of its preparations towards Rio+20 the UK Government's Environmental Audit Committee will take evidence from Stakeholder Forum's President and Executive Director, Derek Osborn and Felix Dodds on 14th September 2011.
The 64th Annual DPI/NGO Conference held a press conference on 26th August.
The 2011 World Water Week in Stockholm closed today with assembled participants supporting a "Stockholm Statement to the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro (Rio+20 Summit)".
Preparations for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), scheduled for June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is currently under way in the world.