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 1OLI on forest finance
19 - 21 September, 2012
CPF Organization Led Initiative (OLI) on forest finance in support of the United Nations Forum on Forests
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)
20 - 22 June, 2012
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, "Rio +20", will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 20 to 22 June 2012. The conference will be preceeded by the third Preparatory Committee meeting of the Conference from 13 to 15 June 2012. In accordance with General Assembly resolution ...
Second round of 'informal-informal' negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document
23 April - 04 May, 2012
Please sign in to register your delegation.
3rd Intersessional Meeting of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
19 - 27 March, 2012
Registration includes the 3rd Intersessional Meeting (26-27 March 2012, New York), as well the First round of 'informal-informal' negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document (19-23 March 2012, New York)
Major groups and other Stakeholders Capacity building workshop on the Road to Rio+20
14 December, 2011
A training session for members of the Major Groups in connection with the second Intersessional on Rio plus 20 in New York, December 14, 09:00 until 13:00
The session takes place at:
The New Economic Institute
437 Madison Ave, 37th floor,
International Day for Biological Diversity
22 May, 2011
Organised by the CBD Secretariat
United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development - 19th Session (CSD-19)
02 - 13 May, 2011
As the second year of the CSD-18/19 implementation cycle, CSD-19 will produce policy decisions on the following thematic areas: Transport, Chemicals, Waste Management (hazardous and solid waste), Mining, a 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns.
2nd PrepCom for UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio 2012)
07 - 08 March, 2011
The UN General Assembly, in December 2009, adopted a resolution calling for a UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) to be convened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2012 ( Rio 2012). The resolution established the dates for the preparatory committees leading to the event, and indicates the foc...
CSD-19 IPM and UNCSD PrepCom II
28 February - 08 March, 2011
These two preparatory meetings will be held back-to-back, under one pre-registration process.
World Wetlands Day
02 February, 2011
Organized by the Ramsar Convention