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Submissions to the UNEP IEG Consultative Group on Environmental Governance

Stakeholder Forum made a substantive submission to the UNEP IEG Consulative Group for its second meeting in November in Finland. The submission covered:

  • Enhanced UNEP

  • Specialized agenncy such as WEO and clustering and strengthening MEAs

  • Possible Ecosoc reforms and the Commission on Sustainable Development

The paper can be doanloaded from

UNEP is hosting regional IEG stakeholder dialogues. Information for this can be obtainign either through the UNEP regional office or through the UNEP Major Groups and Stakeholder Branch.

New Roadmap now up

Stakeholder Forum have updated their roadmap to 2010 with new key dates available here.

Argentina will chair G77 in 2010.

Green Economy Update

Stakeholder Forum and the New Economic Foundation are plannign a Green Economy Principles workshop date yet to be announced.

UNEP is hosting regional stakeholder dialogues on the Green Economy information can be obtained from the UNEP Major grousp and Stakehodlers part of the UNEP web site.

Later this year UNEP will launch its Green Economy Report . The report has sectoral chapters and a concluding policy oriented chapter. There will be some other products which have already been issued include:

  • Green Economy Report: A Preview

  • Green Economy: A Brief for Policy Makers on the Green Economy and MDGs, Sept. 2010

  • Green Economy: Developing Country Success Stories

  • Green Economy: Driving a Green Economy through Public Finance and Fiscal Policy Reform

Within the UN system the lead for a system wide approach is the Environmental Management Group (EMG) (chaired by UNEP) it has established an Issue Management Group (IMG) which is producing paper on Green Economy, with a draft expected for comment by PrepCom2.

The OECD has produced an Interim Report of the Green Growth Strategy: Implementing our commitment for a sustainable future which will be discussed at its meeting starting on the 18th of October in Paris

2nd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance & Democracy

The report from the 2nd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance & Democracy, which was held at Yale 17-19 September 2010 is now out it identifes the research and knowledge sharing needed to address climate change and the green economy and represents an input to the preparations for Rio+20. The Conference brought together some 160 academics, governance practitioners and civil society representatives from more than 20 developed and developing countries to explore opportunities of strengthening policy-relevant research on effective governance to address climate change and foster a green economy.





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