REPUBLIC OF GHANA
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, GHANA
RESPONSE TO QUESTIONNAIRE ON IMPLEMENTATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA SUBMITTEB BY THE GOVERNMENT OF GHANA TO THE UNITED NATIONS COMMISION ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPEMNT (UNCSD)
Introduction In 1992, the Earth Summit was held in Rio de Janeiro, the Brazilian city. The outcome of this all important conference was AGENDA 21 which was a major declaration on Environment and Development. Thereafter, there has been other summits which resulted in the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21 in 1997, the Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development and the Plan of Implementation of the World Summit On Sustainable Development, among others. There has been regular review of the programme every now and then with various themes emerging. Next year, 2012, will be exactly twenty years since the first summit was held. Consequently, the next major summit has been scheduled for Rio de Janeiro again. Dubbed the UN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, this conference will have as its themes, The Green Economy in the Context of Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication and The Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development.
As part of preparatory work to ensure that goals of the summit are achieved, the UNCSD has circulated questionnaire in five key areas to member countries. The questionnaire aims at assessing the implementation of the sustainable development agenda in member countries as well as the challenges of implementation.
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