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  • Rio+20 : Issues Brief 1 - Trade and Green Economy
    20 Statements Publications Green economy IFSD Rio 20 Issues Briefs Rio 20 Information Notes Green economy policies practices and initiatives Zero Draft of Outcome Document Compilation Document Political Groups Member States Regional Mtg Outcomes United Nations IGOs Major Groups Synthesis Report Data Videos Logo Guidelines Issues Brief 1 Trade and Green Economy UNCSD Secretariat and UNCTAD by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs UNDESA The potential trade risks of a transition to a green economy protectionism conditionality subsidies are issues of long standing and not unique to the green economy The urgency of the global challenges which a green economy transformation is intended to address and the scale of the actions being taken by many countries to build green economies does however bring renewed focus to these risks The UNCSD Secretariat together with its partners has prepared a series of Rio 20 Issues Briefs The purpose of the Rio 20 Issues Briefs is to provide a channel for policymakers and other interested stakeholders to discuss and review issues relevant to the objective and themes of the conference including a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication as well as the institutional framework for sustainable

    Original URL path: http://www.uncsd2012.org/index.php?page=view&type=400&nr=13&menu=45 (2016-02-15)
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  • Rio+20 : Issues Brief 2 - Options for Strengthening IFSD: Peer Review
    Member States Regional Mtg Outcomes United Nations IGOs Major Groups Synthesis Report Data Videos Logo Guidelines Issues Brief 2 Options for Strengthening IFSD Peer Review UN DESA by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs UNDESA It is important to understand what peer review is not It is not a substitute for or analogous to compliance mechanisms or other dispute settlement bodies such as courts Review is motivated by

    Original URL path: http://www.uncsd2012.org/index.php?page=view&type=400&nr=92&menu=45 (2016-02-15)
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  • Rio+20 : Issues Brief 3 - IFSD: Issues related to an intergovernmental body on SD
    20 Statements Publications Green economy IFSD Rio 20 Issues Briefs Rio 20 Information Notes Green economy policies practices and initiatives Zero Draft of Outcome Document Compilation Document Political Groups Member States Regional Mtg Outcomes United Nations IGOs Major Groups Synthesis Report Data Videos Logo Guidelines Issues Brief 3 IFSD Issues related to an intergovernmental body on SD UN DESA Discussions on the institutional framework for sustainable development IFSD have been

    Original URL path: http://www.uncsd2012.org/index.php?page=view&type=400&nr=209&menu=45 (2016-02-15)
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  • Rio+20 : Issues Brief 4 - Oceans
    Briefs Rio 20 Information Notes Green economy policies practices and initiatives Zero Draft of Outcome Document Compilation Document Political Groups Member States Regional Mtg Outcomes United Nations IGOs Major Groups Synthesis Report Data Videos Logo Guidelines Issues Brief 4 Oceans UN DESA This brief is aimed at providing an overview of international commitments implementation successes remaining gaps challenges and emerging issues in the area of oceans with a view to facilitating constructive discussion around oceans and marine resources in the course of the preparation for UNSD The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea UNCLOS also called Constitution of the oceans has 161 parties including 135 coastal states and sets out the legal framework within which all activities in the oceans and seas must be carried out It established three institutions the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea the International Seabed Authority and the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf The work under the auspices of the Law of the Sea and the Commission on Sustainable Development has become more closely linkedin recognition of the importance of oceans and marine life in achieving sustainable development goals In addition several United Nations agencies such

    Original URL path: http://www.uncsd2012.org/index.php?page=view&type=400&nr=216&menu=45 (2016-02-15)
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  • Rio+20 : Issues Brief 5 - Sustainable Cities
    policies practices and initiatives Zero Draft of Outcome Document Compilation Document Political Groups Member States Regional Mtg Outcomes United Nations IGOs Major Groups Synthesis Report Data Videos Logo Guidelines Issues Brief 5 Sustainable Cities UN DESA This brief is aimed at providing a basic reference fact sheet relative to international time bound commitments in the area of cities with a view to facilitating constructive discussion around sustainable cities in the

    Original URL path: http://www.uncsd2012.org/index.php?page=view&type=400&nr=217&menu=45 (2016-02-15)
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  • Rio+20 : Issues Brief 6 - Current Ideas on Sustainable Development Goals and Indicators
    Statements Publications Green economy IFSD Rio 20 Issues Briefs Rio 20 Information Notes Green economy policies practices and initiatives Zero Draft of Outcome Document Compilation Document Political Groups Member States Regional Mtg Outcomes United Nations IGOs Major Groups Synthesis Report Data Videos Logo Guidelines Issues Brief 6 Current Ideas on Sustainable Development Goals and Indicators UN DESA This information note provides summary information on the measurement of sustainable development The

    Original URL path: http://www.uncsd2012.org/index.php?page=view&type=400&nr=218&menu=45 (2016-02-15)
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  • Rio+20 : Issues Brief 7 - Green jobs and social inclusion
    Guidelines Issues Brief 7 Green jobs and social inclusion UN DESA This note provides a brief introduction to the green jobs debate and reviews commitments made by Governments in terms of employment and green jobs The world faces several sustainable development challenges which require coordinated action as evidenced by the recurring food fuel climate and financial crises These multiple crises need to be addressed at the same time The concept

    Original URL path: http://www.uncsd2012.org/index.php?page=view&type=400&nr=224&menu=45 (2016-02-15)
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  • Rio+20 : Issue Brief 8: Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building
    Issues Briefs Rio 20 Information Notes Green economy policies practices and initiatives Zero Draft of Outcome Document Compilation Document Political Groups Member States Regional Mtg Outcomes United Nations IGOs Major Groups Synthesis Report Data Videos Logo Guidelines Issue Brief 8 Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building UN DESA Droughts are threatening food security in West Africa sea level rise might take away the livelihoods of Small Island Developing States SIDS flash floods and mudslides inflict death and destruction on informal settlements in cities of a number of developing countries severe heat waves have swept across Europe and Russia in recent years and strong hurricanes have caused large economic losses in the USA and the Caribbean Environmental degradation and climate change contribute to the increasing occurrence of disasters linked to natural hazards No country is immune regardless of the level of economic and social development However the vulnerability of communities and societies to disasters caused by natural hazards is closely and inversely related to the level of social and economic development Sound disaster risk management has been recognised as an area deserving greater attention on the global sustainable development agenda This brief aims at providing an overview of the existing international

    Original URL path: http://www.uncsd2012.org/index.php?page=view&type=400&nr=225&menu=45 (2016-02-15)
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