Rio +20

Updates and recaps from the 2012 Rio+20 conference plus all the latest follow-up news on the outcomes. Contact Eleanor Blomstrom, for more information.

The Latest Rio +20 News

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Lost & Found in the Proposed Sustainable Development Goals – A view from WEDO

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

New York (17 September 2014)-Two months after the end of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its adoption of the proposed SDGs by acclamation, the proposal has officially moved to the 69th General Assembly and will be a main basis for integrating the SDGs into the future development agenda. What does that mean for women’s human rights, gender equality, sustainable development and environmental justice? WEDO offers a quick analysis of the SDGs from our unique perspective working on that nexus – looking at climate, disasters, women’s rights and urbanization…

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Planning for sustainable, gender-equitable and climate-proof development, EWA Side Event

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

BONN, GERMANY (June 18, 2014)- On Friday, June 6th, Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) alongside, LIFE E.v., in partnership with WEDO and on behalf of the joint EWA initiative, Empower Women Benefit for All, partners organized a side event entitled “Planning for sustainable, gender-equitable and climate-proof development”.

The event gave an overview about the linkages between gender, climate and development from different perspectives and assessed criteria and targets for Climate Change and …

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Observers call for the right to participate in the formulation of the new development agenda

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

NEW YORK (June 17, 2014)– At the start of the 12th session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), observers to the process were asked to leave as Members entered into ‘informal informal’ discussions. In response, today observers from all the Major Groups shared an open letter to the Co-Chairs of the OWG stating:

As we call for a transformative, participatory and inclusive development framework we have to embody those

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CSOs Demand Climate Change Action is Central to Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

NEW YORK (June 17, 2014)– As the Open Working Group continues to streamline the text for the next set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), CSOs today made a strong call to the Members of the OWG to keey climate change action central and visible to the SDGs. “We believe that climate change is an existential threat to humankind and global efforts to overcome poverty and achieve sustainable development. Therefore, we also believe that climate change must be …

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Post-2015 and SDGs: 2 tracks or a global framework?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

NEW YORK (May 7, 2013)– by Eleanor Blomstrom

May is a busy month for the Post-Rio+20 and the Post-2015 processes. Among the upcoming meetings and events are the launch of the draft report from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) on May 7, the posting of the draft resolution for the high level political forum (hlpf) expected this week, the 3rd meeting of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) May …

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