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HLP report emphasises the need to unify global goals with national plans for sustainable development

The UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on Post-2015 has recently launched its report entitled ‘A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development’. The report states that a universal post-2015 agenda should be driven by several transformative shifts, including ‘putting sustainable development at the core’, and provides an example of how new goals and measurable targets could be framed in the wake of these transformative shifts.

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Beyond 2015 Civil Society statement on the UN High Level Panel on Post 2015

The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), CIVICUS, the Feminist Task Force, Oxfam International, Beyond 2015, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Article 19, ATD Fourth World, the World Movement for Democracy and Stakeholder Forum, welcome the appointment by the UN Secretary-General of a diverse High-Level Panel to advise on a post-2015 development agenda.

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THE FUTURE WE WANT: RIO+20 OUTCOME DOCUMENT

Now available: The Rio+20 "Future We Want" Outcome Document that was delivered to more than 100 heads of state and government.

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Green Economy for Canada report released

The Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP) has consulted with a wide range of professional business associations and non-government organizations from across the country  to produce a report on what a Green Economy could mean for Canada in the lead-up to Rio+20.

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Rio+20: invest in nature, says IUCN

Policy makers must rethink economic growthpromote social equity and ensure environmental protectionsays IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Natureat the United NationsConference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). 

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Diplomats agree on "weak" text for Rio+20 summit

Diplomats from over 190 countries agreed on a draft text on green global development on Tuesday to be approved this week at a summit in Rio de Janeiro, but environmentalists complained the agreement was too weak.

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Major Groups - Rio+20 Common Statement

Discussion Paper

We, the representatives of the 9 Major Groups, call on the Heads of State and Government to ensure the Rio+20 Earth Summit is successful in achieving an ambitious and shared vision for the future of our people and planet. 
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Africa and the Green Economy

Check out this new report from the Financial Times that outlines the Africa and the Green Economy.  The report says environmental systems are easier to set up when development is still in its early stages. 
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Why The Rio+20 Earth Summit Is Another Step, Not An End Goal In Itself

If the 1992 Rio Earth Summit was a symbol of political solidarity in a post Cold War world, then the 2012 Rio+20 Earth Summit is a symbol of the current fragmentation in the geopolitical landscape.

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Rio's reprise must set hard deadlines for development

Twenty years ago the world's leaders did something tremendous. Meeting at the historic Earth summit in Rio, governments agreed that we must start living within our means. They saw that hoovering up or wrecking precious natural resources to get rich quick today would only leave us poorer tomorrow. Development would have to become more sustainable. Everybody would have to play their part.

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Rio+20: Draft outcome on sustainable development signed-off

The draft agreement for the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development has been signed off by negotiators.