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1 Main outcomes of the ECE Regional Preparatory Meeting for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Main outcomes of the ECE Regional Preparatory Meeting for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Geneva, Palais des Nations, 1-2 December 2011 Monika Linn Principal Adviser Chief, Development Policies and Cross-Sectoral Coordination Unit Office of the Executive Secretary, UNECE

2 Participation More than 400 participants from: Member states UN system Intergovernmental organizations Major groups

3 Inputs Seventh « Environment for Europe »Ministerial Conference (Astana, Sept. 2011) Meetings of Parties of Aarhus and Espoo Conventions Regional Inter-agency Report « From Transition to Transformation. Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Europe and Central Asia »

4 Format and Outcome of the meeting A 2-day meeting divided into 3 thematic segments: 1.Assessment of progress in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on SD and addressing new and emerging challenges 2.A green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication 3.The institutional framework for sustainable development (IFSD) A Co-Chairs Summary (E/ECE/RPM/2011/2/Add.1)

5 Main outcomes: Theme 1. Assessment of progress (1) Progress in the UNECE region on SD since 1992 in the following areas: Implementation of MEAs at global and regional levels Five ECE MEAs supporting SD in the region Importance of the Environment for Europe process, including successful Astana Ministerial Conference Cross-cutting issues: ESD, R&D, transfer of knowledge and technology

6 Main outcomes: Theme 1. Challenges (2) Improvement required in the following areas: Addressing equity issues Gender inequality Monitoring of progress in achieving SD Promoting cross-sectoral approaches Economic instruments Implementing Rio Principles Energy efficiency and security, and access to sustainable energy for the poor Inclusion of disaster risk reduction in development strategies

7 Main outcomes: Theme 2. Green economy (1) No one-size-fits-all solution An internationally agreed Green Economy roadmap, with political and action-oriented components and a policy toolbox Sustainable production and consumption patterns Green economy, poverty and employment Identifying priorities and designing policy mixes for the green economy Promoting innovation and new technologies for sustainable development Financial support Engaging the private sector

8 Main outcomes: Theme 2. Green economy (2) Public procurement The role of multilateral environmental agreements Sustainable energy Water and sanitation Food security and sustainable agriculture Indicators measuring progress towards a green economy

9 Main outcomes: Theme 3. IFSD Consensus on the need for improvement Reform of IFSD required at all levels Global upgrade UNEP SD Council Regional strengthen RCs intra- and subregional cooperation regional MEAs National whole of government approach national SD Councils engagement of civil society

10 Thank you! Palais des Nations 1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland ment/rpm2011/rpm2011.html


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