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 9International Workshop on Innovative Financial Mechanisms
27 - 29 January, 2010
Organised by CBD Secretariat
CSD-18 Thematic Seminar Series: Waste Management
12 January, 2010
The CSD Secretariat is launching a new and innovative Thematic Seminar Series that will present scientific and technical information on the issues under review by the Commission on Sustainable Development at its 18th and 19th sessions. The first seminar in this series addresses the issue of waste ma...
COP15 Side Event: International Governance of Geoengineering Research
18 December, 2009
Three COP15 side events that comprised the series "Science, Research and International Governance of Geoengineering" took place in Copenhagen between December 10 and 18, 2009. Tariq Banuri (DSD director) was one of the discussants in the side event #3. Full video coverage available on DSD website.
CSD-18 Intersessional Meeting: Workshop on Case Studies in the Sound Management of Chemicals
03 - 04 December, 2009
In collaboration with the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the DSD organized the Workshop on Case Studies in the Sound Management of Chemicals, to be held in Geneva on 3-4 December 2009, and collecte...
CSD 18 Regional Implementaton Meeting - Asia and the Pacific RIM
30 November - 01 December, 2009
Expert Group Meeting on NSDS in Conflict-Affected Countries
18 - 19 November, 2009
UNDESA/DSD is organizing an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on NSDS in Conflict-Affected Countries to be held in UNON-Nairobi, KENYA, during the period 18-19 November 2009.
The meeting will bring together 17 leading experts from within and outside the UN-system with expertise in NSDS and sustai...
Special Event - Second Committee, 64th Session of the General Assembly, Panel Discussion: Enhancing Governance on Water
06 November, 2009
The expert panel in this special event of the economic and financial committee of the UN General Assembly will explore how to achieve solutions to the manifold challenges to the truly sustainable management of water resources.
Experts will explore the underpinning governance reforms that n...
Film Screening & discussion of "Home"
05 November, 2009
Screening followed by discussion with Yann Arthus-Bertrand.
Space is limited. For reservations please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 Nov.
Climate Change Negotiations, Side Event: Towards Low-Carbon Development Paths
05 November, 2009
Climate Change Briefing: Copenhagen 2009: The Fierce Urgency of Now
02 November, 2009
Professor Schellnhuber will present on how only a small budget of carbon dioxide is left for humanity to emit, and without large-scale reductions in the near future, nonlinear changes in environmental conditions or "tipping points" will jeopardize the livelihoods of billions worldwide.