As countries prepare for the 'Rio+20' UN Conference on Sustainable Development, this report features case studies of sustainable development in practice.
UNDP key messages for Rio+2025 Apr 2012
Sustainable development is synonymous in the minds of many with the colour green. While the greening of development is imperative, the social and economic strands of sustainable development are equally vital. Sustainable development is about health, education, women’s empowerment, and jobs, as much as ecosystems. It is about ever widening inclusion and movement away from decisions that erode democratic space and breed social inequality, intolerance, and violence.
‘Triple-win’ policies and programming are the future. The key to accelerating progress towards sustainable development is expanding ‘triple win’ policies and programming that intertwine the economic, social, and environmental strands of sustainable development.
In this time of multiple crises it is tempting to focus on the ‘short term fix’. But what we need is to reset the global development agenda.
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- UNDP Key messages for Rio+20
UNDP Issue Briefs for Rio+20
- If it's not about social development, it's not sustainable.
- Sustainable development needs sustainable energy for all
- Rio+20: Shifting from Millennium to Sustainable Development Goals
- Hunger can be ended - if agricultural develoment is sustainable.
- Water is fundamental to sustainable development
- Oceans under threat
- If development does not allow people to migrate safely, it's not sustainable
- Implementing sustainable development:Governance matters
- Gender equality: key to sustainable development
- Implementing Rio+20: the unfinished capacity development agenda