The Plain Language Guide to Rio+20: Preparing for the New Development Agenda

In September 2015, the international community is expected to agree upon a universal set of sustainable development goals. This book is designed to help people from all backgrounds understand what was agreed upon at Rio+20 and the relevant UN Commissions, Conferences, and Summit that laid the foundation for Rio+20 and the new sustainable development goals currently being negotiated. The Plain Language Guide to Rio+20 is a straightforward and succinct reference guide for policy makers, government officials, think tanks, and anyone else who wishes to learn and understand the issues we face.

The book is divided into three parts. The first breaks down the key elements of the Rio+20 document's Section 5, which deals with the thematic areas and cross-sectorial issues. The second explores the commitments made since the first Earth Summit in 1992 by governments, intergovernmental organizations, and stakeholders. And the third part makes recommendations for implementing Rio+20 and the new development agenda. It makes ten solid recommendations which the authors urge governments to consider.

“This very timely and practical publication will help to empower all stakeholders to take an active role in what must be a global partnership to implement the next, universal and transformative agenda to accelerate our transition to inclusive and sustainable societies.” - Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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