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Rio+20 to 2015: A New Architecture for a Sustainable New World
1 November 2013 @ 12:00 am
Governance, Environment and Markets (GEM) Initiative at Yale and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) are organizing Rio+20 to 2015: A New Architecture for a Sustainable New World Conference on November 1-2, 2013. The Conference will bring together high-level and emerging leaders from a variety of fields (academia, business, civil society, government, and intergovernmental organizations) to inform a growing discussion on how to strengthen the multi-level architecture for two critical United Nations processes set to culminate in 2015: a new climate treaty and a set of global development goals. The Conference will address questions related to the design of governance and institutional architectures that engage all stakeholders in a global partnership for results based sustainable development action and accountability.
The expected outcomes of the Rio+20 to 2015 Conference include:
- Enhanced awareness and understanding of commitments and partnerships as elements of the multi-level architecture for sustainable development;
- Recommendations on how to integrate commitments and partnerships into the United Nations processes on climate change and sustainable development goals culminating in 2015;
- Policy briefs on the state of knowledge and lessons learned from Rio+20 commitments and other commitment platforms with insights on the path to enhance learning, durability, and accountability; and
- Establishment of a network of interested individuals and institutions to continue discussions on the design of a new multi-level architecture.