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Co-Chair’s Summary from PrepCom 2 now available

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. More

UNEP releases ‘Green Economy: Developing Countries Success Stories’ report

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has published a report listing 8 different success stories from across the globe on the implementation of the green economy. More

UNCTAD publish ‘The Road to Rio+20’ report

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released a report titled ‘The Road to Rio+20’. More

UNDESA Policy Brief No.12: A Global Green New Deal for Sustainable Development

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) has released its 12th Policy Brief document, in which it calls for a global New Deal to revive the world’s economies in a socially and ecologically sustainable manner.More

Experts present Transition to a Green Economy paper at 2nd PrepCom

A panel of leading academics and industry experts have prepared a paper titled The Transition to a Green Economy: Benefits, Challenges and Risks from a Sustainable Development Perspective, which was presented to the Second Preparatory Committee Meeting for United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. More

UNEP publishes Green Jobs report

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has commissioned a report titled Green Jobs: Towards decent work in a sustainable, low-carbon world. More

Pardee Center publishes ‘Beyond Rio+20: Governance for A Green Economy’

As an intellectual contribution to the preparations for Rio+20, Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future commissioned a group of prominent experts to discuss the role of institutions in the actualization of a green economy in the context of sustainable development. More

Stakeholder Forum Publications

Stakeholder Forum has produced an a number of publications on the Green Economy and Sustainable Development Governance towards Rio+20. Publications include: “Principles for the Green Economy” produced with BioRegional, “Global Sustainability Targets” as well as the first edition of “A Pocket Guide to Sustainable Development Governance” produced with the Commonwealth Secretariat.  More

Workshops, Meetings and Events

From Rio 1992 to Rio+20, 2012 and beyond: e-discussion on Sustainable Mountain Development in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development is hosting an e-discussion on Sustainable Mountain Development in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region 20 years on from Rio 1992. More

IEPA: The Path To Sustainable Development: An Interactive Forum on Rio+20

The International Environmental Policy Association at the School of International and Publlic Affairs, Columbia University, New York is hosting an interactive forum on Rio+20 on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.  More

European Youth Meeting 2011: Sustainable Development

The Sillamäe Society for Child Welfare in cooperation with partners from over 20 countries is organising a European Youth Meeting for Sustainable Development in Tallinn, Estonia, from 19 – 24 July 2011.  More

World Information Transfer, Inc. Presents 20th International Conference on Health and Environment, Global Partners for Global Solutions

The World Info Transfer, Inc. is hosting the 20th International Conference on Health and Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions United Nations Headquarters, New York City, April 26 and 27, 2011.  More

Media – Podcasts

Coming soon.. Earth Talks: The Green Economy 101; So what’s it all about?

In our first podcast we will be sitting down with Tim Jenkins, who manages the Great Transition Initiatives work at the New Economics Foundation including the development of a new economic model, establishing a new economic commission, Victor Anderson, Senior Economist at WWF and author of Alternative Indicators and Manager of Prosperity without growth, and Phillip Pearson, Senior Policy Officer at the Trade Union Council’s Economic and Social Affairs Department, to get to grips with the concept of a green economy.

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If you, or your organisation, has a question about the green economy that you would really like to hear answered by one of our issue experts, then please send your questions to Tom Harrisson at  [email protected] More

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