Sustainable Development Update – 29 August 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

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  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 29 August 2013 UNGA Resumes Consultations on Strengthening ECOSOC 28_August_2013: UN Member States have resumed consultations on the process to review implementation of UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 61/16 on strengthening the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Delegates conducted a general review of the …

SUMMARY OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPEN WORKING GROUP ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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The second session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took place on 17-19 April 2013 at the UN Headquarters in New York. The meeting brought together OWG members, other member states, observers, representatives from the UN system and Major Groups. The …

UNCSD Update – 28 February 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

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    A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 28 February 2013 EC Issues Proposal for Post-2015 Agenda 27_February 2013: The European Commission (EC) has released its common approach to global development goals. The Communication, titled “A Decent Life for All: Ending poverty and giving the world a sustainable future,” calls for addressing environmental …

United Nations – Happiness: Towards a Holistic Approach to Development

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  United Nations – Happiness: Towards a Holistic Approach to Development As reported by IISD, February 2013, the UN Secretary-General has released a note on “Happiness: towards a holistic approach to development <http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=3DA/67/697> ” (A/67/697). This report, dated 16 January 2013, gathers the views of Member States and international organizations …

UNCSD Update – 14 February 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Beyond GDP

  A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 14 February 2013 ECOSOC President Outlines Plans and Programmes for 2013 13_February 2013: The newly elected 69th President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Néstor Osorio, has highlighted that the Council’s work in 2013 will center around integrating the three pillars of sustainable …

EU gives member states green light to introduce Financial Transaction Tax

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EU gives member states green light to introduce Financial Transaction Tax   EUROPE – European Union finance ministers have given 11 member states the green light to implement the controversial Financial Transaction Tax (FTT). The news comes a month after a majority of MEPs gave the same member states the go-ahead …

RIO+20: SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES DURING FORUM TO LOWER ENVIRONMENTAL

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RIO+20: SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES DURING FORUM TO LOWER ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT New York, Jun 22 2012 6:05PM Reducing the use of paper, providing vehicles powered by biodiesel and electricity, and using recyclable materials are some of the practices that were pursued during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to minimize …

ENB Vol. 27 No. 51 – Rio+20: Third PrepCom and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development – Summary & Analysis

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SUMMARY OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: 13-22 june 2012 The third and final meeting of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), Pre-Conference Informal Consultations Facilitated by the Host Country, and the UNCSD convened back-to-back in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, …

To support humanity’s transition into the Ecozoic Era

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Ecocities Emerging To support humanity’s transition into the Ecozoic Era Ecocity Builders April 2012 Greetings, Ecocity Builders’ members recently returned from another round of meetings with United Nations Member States and Major Groups in New York City in the lead up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, convening …