Revitalizing the institutional framework for global sustainability: Key Insights from social science research

The Earth System Governance Project is glad to release its new comprehensive Policy Brief Transforming Governance and Institutions for a Planet under PressureRevitalizing the Institutional Framework for Global Sustainability.


The 22-member Panel, established by the Secretary-General in August 2010 to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity, was co-chaired by Finnish President Tarja Halonen and South African President Jacob Zuma. The Panel's final report, "Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing", contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice and to mainstream it into economic policy as quickly as possible.

TUN_Great_Green_Technological_Transformation-1_imagehe world faces important decisions on how we generate energy and manage our natural assets—choices with implications that will reverberate for generations to come. Against a backdrop of a rising global population and unceasing pressure on the natural environment, this 2011 edition of the  World Economic and Social Survey  can guide our collective efforts to achieve a much-needed technological transformation to a greener, cleaner global economy.

Co-Chairs’ Summary
Second Preparatory Committee Meeting
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
7-8 March 2011

The Co-Chairs' of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Second Preparatory Committee Meeting, have published a Summary Report, detailing their conclusions from the event which took place at the UN Headquarters in New York on 7-8 March, 2011.