Improving the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development-A Deep Dive into Governance Issues and the Rio+20 Zero Draft
Feb 22, 2012
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Church Center for the United Nations, 777 UN Plaza, New York, NY
March 25, 2012
Sponsoring Organization(s): 
UNEP, UNITAR, World Future Council, UNDESA

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Improving the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development - “A deep dive into governance issues and the Rio+20 Zero Draft” will convene together government, civil society participants and international organisations who are concerned about ensuring the success of Rio+20 and meeting our sustainable development challenges.

The meeting will seek to define ambitious and visionary outcomes on the second theme of the conference, strengthening the institutional framework for sustainable development and improving good governance.

The working groups and presentations will be centered on:

• Implementation of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration (Transparency, Public Participation and Access to Justice)

• International Environmental Governance and the next generation of Sustainable Development Governance

• Ombudspersons for Future Generations

• Sustainable Development Goals

• Compendium of Commitments

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Sessions and Speakers: Ombudspersons for Future Generations: Role, Functions and Mandate

Catherine Pearce, World Future Council and Dr. Sándor Fülöp, Parliamentary Commissioner for Future Generations, Hungary

Does “Form” Follow “Function” or Do We Need a New Accountability Framework? Options for IEG Reform

Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, Stakeholder Forum

An International Environmental Governance Framework and the Next Generation of Sustainable Development Governance

Bradnee Chambers, UNEP and Frederich Soltau, UNDESA

“Hooks in the Zero Draft” for Fundamental Governance Reform: Principle 10 Implementation and Compendium of Commitments

Lalanath de Silva, The Access Initiative & WRI, Andrea Sanhueza, PARTICIPA and Jacob Scherr, NRDC

The Zero Draft and Sustainable Development Goals: Ambitious and Visionary Goals

John Talberth, WRI and Amrei Horstbrink, UNITAR

External Link: 
March 25 workshop flyer 3.1.12.pdf422.96 KB
Improving IFSD_Agenda.doc139.5 KB