Events by Topic: Sustainable Development
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
Sustainable development focuses on improving the quality of life for all of the Earth's citizens without increasing the use of natural resources beyond the capacity of the environment to supply them indefinitely. It requires an understanding that inaction has consequences and that we must find innovative ways to change institutional structures and influence individual behaviour. It is about taking action, changing policy and practice at all levels, from the individual to the international.
Since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, sustainable development has emerged as a new paradigm of development, integrating economic growth, social development and environmental protection as interdependent and mutually supportive elements of long-term development. Sustainable development also emphasizes a participatory, multi-stakeholder approach to policy making and implementation, mobilizing public and private resources for development and making use of the knowledge, skills and energy of all social groups
concerned with the future of the planet and its people.
Page 6World Environment Day
05 June, 2010
Organised by UNEP
32nd session of the UNFCCC Convention subsidiary bodies (SB32)
31 May - 11 June, 2010
Organised by UNFCCC Secretariat
First International Association of NGOs (UN) conferences
30 - 31 May, 2010
GGS INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY INDIA IS BEING ORGANIZED A FIRST INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NGOs (ATTACHED WITH UN) IN NEW dELHI IN THYE MONTH OF MAY 2010 TO DISCUSS THE ROLE OF THE YOUTHS IN SUSTAINABLE AND TO REDUCTION THE POVERITY.DEVELOPMENT
13th European Forum on Urban Forestry: ''Urban People Meet Urban Forests"
25 - 29 May, 2010
Organised by European Forum on Urban Forestry
4th GEF Assembly
24 - 28 May, 2010
Organised by GEF Secretariat
26th Session of the Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission
24 - 28 May, 2010
Organised by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
International Day for Biological Diversity
22 May, 2010
Organised by the CBD Secretariat
SIDS Special Day (CSD-18)
10 May, 2010
In accordance with UN General Assembly Resolutions A/RES/63/213 and A/RES/62/191, a high level meeting is to be convened during the sixty-fifth session of the General Assembly to carry out a five-year review of the progress made in addressing the vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing State...
CSD-18 Consultation Meeting - Civil Society Campaign: Generation Solution: in support of UN work on Sustainable Consumption and Production
08 May, 2010
The consultation would benefit from the participation of major groups to CSD as well as encourage many other global NGOs and civil society representatives that do not ordinarily attend the CSD to participate. Helio Mattar from Akatu has already been confirmed, for instance.
This conference ...
MSI + 5 Review - SIDS: Inter-regional Review Meeting
08 May, 2010
The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to evaluate in the Pacific, AIMS and Caribbean regions national and regional challenges in implementing the Mauritius Strategy.
The meeting will also discuss common priorities for action and fina...