The UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil in 2012 (more commonly known as Rio+20) will be the fourth conference of its kind. It represents another milestone in ongoing international efforts to accelerate progress towards achieving sustainable development globally. Rio +20 will take place in June, 2012; 20 years after the second UN Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio in 1992.
Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future and nef (new economics foundation) are working in partnership to develop the Global Transition 2012 initiative – an international coalition of organisations and leading thinkers from the global North and South with the aim of developing alternative solutions to redress inequalities and global environmental change.
A goal of the initiative is to achieve an outcome from Rio+20 that catalyses a ‘Global Transition’ to an economy that maximises well-being, operates within environmental limits and is capable of coping and adapting to global environmental change.
Rio+20, with its focus on the green economy, offers a unique opportunity to develop a global consensus on how to achieve this transition. The Global Transition 2012 initiative will propose focused and accessible goals, targets and policy interventions that will chart a clear route towards the greening of the global economy, and the achievement of social and economic justice.
A dedicated website for the Global Transition 2012 Initiative will be launched shortly.
The Global Transition 2012 initiative has been made possible by the generous support of the VILLUM Foundation.