Batool Welfare Trust (BWT)
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  • Date submitted: 29 Oct 2011
  • Stakeholder type: Major Group
  • Name: Batool Welfare Trust (BWT)
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Keywords: Green growth (6 hits),

General Content

a) What are the expectations for the outcome of Rio+20, and what are the concrete proposals in this regard, including views on a possible structure of the Outcome document?

As we all know that Rio+20 is a continuation of the Earth summit held in 1992. It is largely assumed that the objectives of the earth summit have not been achieved in its true spirit. And in past 20 years environment has become the top list issue of the world. So there are huge expectations from Rio+20 conferences.

Proposals:
 To make developed world understand that they are the major source of Global environmental issues, hence they should be compel to take major responsibility as well.
 More proactive role of UN and its all entities in addressing Global environmental issues.

Possible structure of the outcome document
 Preservation of natural resources (forest, fresh water, wet lands, Biological Biodiversity, ecosystem, marine life etc)
 Environmental legislation and its implementation.
 Strong liaison between developed and developing (including LDCs) world in order to cope with alarming environmental situation.
 Effective coordination between UN and the stake holders across the globe.


b) What are the comments, if any, on existing proposals: e.g., a green economy roadmap, framework for action, sustainable development goals, a revitalized global partnership for sustainable development, or others?

Of course Green economy is the future of the globe which includes Green production, Green consumption, Green jobs etc.

Framework for action: the first and foremost action needs to be imitated is to convert conventional industry to Green industry. Massive awareness campaigns across the globe especially in LDCs regarding environmental issues.

Sustainable development goals: To preserve natural resources for future generations, utilization of renewable energy. Implementation of industrial laws to keep industrial pollution under check.

Revitalized global partnership for sustainable development: There is a visible amount of tension between developed and developing (including LDCs) world on the responsibility/cause of environmental issues. In order to overcome this issue there has to be an effective and immediate coordination between both.
At the same time at regional level, coordination between UN and local stakeholders should be reinforced.


c) What are the views on implementation and on how to close the implementation gap, which relevant actors are envisaged as being involved (Governments, specific Major Groups, UN system, IFIs, etc.);

Role of Government
 Governments should be compelled to enforce environmental laws.
 Governments of the member states should be directed to develop a strong mechanism among Government line departments, ministries, decision/policy makers, NGOs/civil society, social sector and other stakeholders.

 There has to be an effective liaison among the Specific Major Groups to disseminate information and ideas to tackle environmental issues and ensure sustainable development.

UN system:
 More proactive role by UN system regarding mobilization and empowerment of local stakeholders.
 Comprehensive coordination among UN regional system and specific major groups and stakeholders in order to ensure sustainable development.

IFIs:
 They should ensure equal distribution of wealth.
 IFIs should encourage Green industry by providing funding.
 To provide technical assistance in order to ensure sustainable development.

d) What specific cooperation mechanisms, partnership arrangements or other implementation tools are envisaged and what is the relevant time frame for the proposed decisions to be reached and actions to be implemented?

Cooperation Mechanism:
 Effective cooperation among developed, developing and LDCs in order to achieve sustainable development.
 Cooperation among UN System and Major Groups and regional/local stakeholders.

Partnership arrangements:
 Developed countries among member states should be directed to facilitate developing and LDCs in order to cope with environmental issues.
 UN system and NGOs/Civil Society and other major groups and stakeholder should coordinate closely with each others.

Implementation tools:
 UN System should work as a watch dog on member states regarding the implementation of charter of RIO+20 regarding Sustainable Development.

Proposed Time Frame:
 As RIO+20 is taking place after 20 years of the Earth Summit which is too long to address such globally emerging challenges and issues.
 Rio+20 should come up with initial five years implementation plan and make sure its timely accomplishment for real sustainable development.

Specific Elements
a) Objective of the Conference: To secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development, assessing the progress to date and remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on sustainable development and addressing new and emerging challenges.

Contributions could include possible sectoral priorities (e.g., (e.g., energy, food security and sustainable agriculture, technology transfer, water, oceans, sustainable urbanization, sustainable consumption and production, natural disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation, biodiversity, etc.) and sectoral initiatives that contribute to integrate the three pillars of sustainable development could be launched and endorsed at Rio+20.

No comment
b) Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication: views regarding how green economy can be a means to achieve sustainable development in its three dimensions, and poverty eradication; what is its potential added value; experience to date, including what has worked and how to build upon success, what are the challenges and opportunities and how to address the challenges and seize opportunities, and possible elements of an agreement in outcome document on a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication

Green economy and three dimensions of sustainable development mainly Economic, Social and Environmental can be a great source of poverty eradication through
Economic aspect:
 The cost effective (renewable) energy and less raw material.
Social aspect
 Green economy is worker friendly as compare to conventional industry.
Environmental aspect
 Less harmful for living beings, renewable raw material and reduction of toxic substances.
Added value:
The biggest added value or advantage of green economy is its being environment friendly.

Experience to date:
China being the largest population of the world has shown keen interest towards sustainable development and to green economy in its recent five year national economic and social development plan, which is evident of the emerging trends towards green economy and sustainable development.

Challenges:
 One of the major challenges is that renewable energy is expensive and its generation is limited.
Green growth results in less agricultural productivity as compared to conventional agricultural mechanism.
 Reluctancy of developed world towards adoption of green economy.
Opportunities:
 Green economy provides far better living standards through green jobs.
 Green economy safeguards the fundamental human right of pollution free environment.
 Green economy ensures sustainable development.

Possible elements of outcome document:
 Time frame to convert conventional economy to green economy.
 Strong legislation and implementation of environmental laws among member states.
 Creation of green jobs across the globe.
 Initiatives to make renewable energy cost effective.
 Global partnership and coordination among member states and global major groups.
 Effective monitoring and evaluation of the proposed action plan.

c) Institutional framework for sustainable development: Priorities and proposals for strengthening individual pillars of sustainable development, as well as those for strengthening integration of the three pillars, at multiple levels; local, national, regional and international.

 TO strengthen the three pillars of sustainable development, Economic, Social and Environment following measures shall be incorporated.

Economic
 In order to provide better and sustained living standards to people across the globe, Green growth/production etc shall be adopted.

Social
 More regional and global cooperation will be required to combat current environmental issues, which will ultimately result in global harmony and cultural diversity and over all socially better world.

Environment
 Emergence of green economy, e.g. Green growth, green consumption etc is the only way forward towards a clean, green pollution free and sustainable environment.
 Priorities and Proposal for strengthening integration of three pillars

Local Level:
 Integration of government line departments with NGOs, civil society and other stakeholders for effective dissemination of information and knowledge.

National Level:
 In the context of Pakistan, after the 18th amendment in constitution most of the federal ministries have been shifted to provinces including environment as per devolution plan. So it was the need of the hour to have an effective executive body at federal level to coordinate and integrate among all environmental entities at national level. Although a new ministry, ?National disaster management? has been established recently, but it is required to play a proactive role to ensure sustainability of environment and sustainable development.

Regional Level:
 UN system at regional level shall form a strong liaison among the regional countries and present their environmental issues at global level.
International Level:
 Member states shall be given some certain responsibilities and they shall be accountable after a given time frame.
 Global major groups shall have an effective liaison and mechanism to share expertise, knowledge and information with each other to ensure sustainable development.

d) Any proposals for refinement of the two themes. Recall that Resolution 64/236 describes the focus of the Conference: "The focus of the Conference will include the following themes to be discussed and refined during the preparatory process: a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and the institutional framework for sustainable development".

Proposal for refinement:

As per Batool Welfare Trust the core objective and theme of Rio+20 shall be focused on, ?Refinement of Environment/Pollution free World/reversal of Environment?, rather than split emphasis on
1) Green Economy
2) Sustainable Development
3) Poverty Eradication.
We do not disagree with this chain that, ?Green Economy will result in Sustainable development and it will result in Poverty Eradication?.
Our prospective is that Poverty Eradication is purely associated with humans whereas; ?Refinement of Environment/Pollution free World/Reversal of Environment? will ensure the sustainable future of all living beings including biological biodiversity, Ecological system, Sea and Marine life etc.



Full Submission

Batool Welfare Trust

Inputs on Rio+20

a) What are the expectations for the outcome of Rio+20, and what are the concrete proposals in this regard, including views on a possible structure of the Outcome document?

As we all know that Rio+20 is a continuation of the Earth summit held in 1992. It is largely assumed that the objectives of the earth summit have not been achieved in its true spirit. And in past 20 years environment has become the top list issue of the world. So there are huge expectations from Rio+20 conferences.

Proposals:

To make developed world understand that they are the major source of Global environmental issues, hence they should be compel to take major responsibility as well.

More proactive role of UN and its all entities in addressing Global environmental issues.

Possible structure of the outcome document

Preservation of natural resources (forest, fresh water, wet lands, Biological

Biodiversity, ecosystem, marine life etc)

Environmental legislation and its implementation.

Strong liaison between developed and developing (including LDCs) world in order to cope with alarming environmental situation.

Effective coordination between UN and the stake holders across the globe.

b) What are the comments, if any, on existing proposals: e.g., a green economy roadmap, framework for action, sustainable development goals, a revitalized global partnership for sustainable development, or others?

Of course Green economy is the future of the globe which includes Green production, Green consumption, Green jobs etc.

Framework for action: the first and foremost action needs to be imitated is to convert conventional industry to Green industry. Massive awareness campaigns across the globe especially in LDCs regarding environmental issues.

Sustainable development goals: To preserve natural resources for future generations, utilization of renewable energy. Implementation of industrial laws to keep industrial pollution under check.

Revitalized global partnership for sustainable development: There is a visible amount of tension between developed and developing (including LDCs) world on the


responsibility/cause of environmental issues. In order to overcome this issue there has to be an effective and immediate coordination between both.

At the same time at regional level, coordination between UN and local stakeholders should be reinforced.

c) What are the views on implementation and on how to close the implementation gap, which relevant actors are envisaged as being involved (Governments, specific Major Groups, UN system, IFIs, etc.);

Role of Government

Governments should be compelled to enforce environmental laws.

Governments of the member states should be directed to develop a strong mechanism among Government line departments, ministries, decision/policy makers, NGOs/civil society, social sector and other stakeholders.

There has to be an effective liaison among the Specific Major Groups to disseminate information and ideas to tackle environmental issues and ensure sustainable development.

UN system:

More proactive role by UN system regarding mobilization and empowerment of local stakeholders.

Comprehensive coordination among UN regional system and specific major groups and stakeholders in order to ensure sustainable development.


IFIs:


They should ensure equal distribution of wealth.

IFIs should encourage Green industry by providing funding.

To provide technical assistance in order to ensure sustainable development.


d) What specific cooperation mechanisms, partnership arrangements or other implementation tools are envisaged and what is the relevant time frame for the proposed decisions to be reached and actions to be implemented?

Cooperation Mechanism:

Effective cooperation among developed, developing and LDCs in order to achieve sustainable development.

Cooperation among UN System and Major Groups and regional/local stakeholders.

Partnership arrangements:

Developed countries among member states should be directed to facilitate developing and LDCs in order to cope with environmental issues.

UN system and NGOs/Civil Society and other major groups and stakeholder should

coordinate closely with each others.

Implementation tools:

UN System should work as a watch dog on member states regarding the implementation of charter of RIO+20 regarding Sustainable Development.


Proposed Time Frame:

As RIO+20 is taking place after 20 years of the Earth Summit which is too long to address such globally emerging challenges and issues.

Rio+20 should come up with initial five years implementation plan and make sure its

timely accomplishment for real sustainable development.

b) Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication: views regarding how green economy can be a means to achieve sustainable development in its three dimensions, and poverty eradication; what is its potential added value; experience to date, including what has worked and how to build upon success, what are the challenges and opportunities and how to address the challenges and seize opportunities, and possible elements of an agreement in outcome document on a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication

Green economy and three dimensions of sustainable development mainly Economic, Social and Environmental can be a great source of poverty eradication through Economic aspect:

The cost effective (renewable) energy and less raw material.

Social aspect

Green economy is worker friendly as compare to conventional industry.

Environmental aspect

Less harmful for living beings, renewable raw material and reduction of toxic substances.

Added value:

The biggest added value or advantage of green economy is its being environment friendly.

Experience to date:

China being the largest population of the world has shown keen interest towards sustainable development and to green economy in its recent five year national economic and social development plan, which is evident of the emerging trends towards green economy and sustainable development.

Challenges:

One of the major challenges is that renewable energy is expensive and its generation is limited.

Green growth results in less agricultural productivity as compared to conventional agricultural mechanism.

Reluctancy of developed world towards adoption of green economy.

Opportunities:

Green economy provides far better living standards through green jobs.

Green economy safeguards the fundamental human right of pollution free environment.

Green economy ensures sustainable development.

Possible elements of outcome document:

Time frame to convert conventional economy to green economy.

Strong legislation and implementation of environmental laws among member states.


Creation of green jobs across the globe.

Initiatives to make renewable energy cost effective.

Global partnership and coordination among member states and global major groups.

Effective monitoring and evaluation of the proposed action plan.

c) Institutional framework for sustainable development: Priorities and proposals for strengthening individual pillars of sustainable development, as well as those for strengthening integration of the three pillars, at multiple levels ? local, national, regional and international.

TO strengthen the three pillars of sustainable development, Economic, Social and Environment following measures shall be incorporated.

Economic

In order to provide better and sustained living standards to people across the globe, Green growth/production etc shall be adopted.

Social

More regional and global cooperation will be required to combat current environmental issues, which will ultimately result in global harmony and cultural diversity and over all socially better world.

Environment

Emergence of green economy, e.g. Green growth, green consumption etc is the only way forward towards a clean, green pollution free and sustainable environment.

Priorities and Proposal for strengthening integration of three pillars

Local Level:

Integration of government line departments with NGOs, civil society and other stakeholders for effective dissemination of information and

knowledge.

National Level:

In the context of Pakistan, after the 18th amendment in constitution most of the federal ministries have been shifted to provinces including environment as per devolution plan. So it was the need of the hour to have an effective executive body at federal level to coordinate and integrate among all environmental entities at national level. Although a new ministry, ?National disaster management? has been established recently, but it is required to play a proactive role to ensure sustainability of environment and sustainable development.

Regional Level:

UN system at regional level shall form a strong liaison among the regional countries and present their environmental issues at global level.

International Level:


Member states shall be given some certain responsibilities and they shall be accountable after a given time frame.

Global major groups shall have an effective liaison and mechanism to share expertise, knowledge and information with each other to ensure sustainable development.

d) Any proposals for refinement of the two themes. Recall that Resolution 64/236 describes the focus of the Conference: ?The focus of the Conference will include the following themes to be discussed and refined during the preparatory process: a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and the institutional framework for sustainable development?.

Proposal for refinement:

As per Batool Welfare Trust the core objective and theme of Rio+20 shall be focused on, ?Refinement of Environment/Pollution free World/reversal of Environment?, rather than split emphasis on

1) Green Economy

2) Sustainable Development

3) Poverty Eradication.

We do not disagree with this chain that, ?Green Economy will result in Sustainable development and it will result in Poverty Eradication?.

Our prospective is that Poverty Eradication is purely associated with humans whereas; ?Refinement of Environment/Pollution free World/Reversal of Environment? will ensure the sustainable future of all living beings including biological biodiversity, Ecological system, Sea and Marine life etc.

Batool Welfare Trust?s Profile:

Batool Welfare Trust® (BWT Acronym) is an established organization since 2002 and has been registered on 21st, May, 2007 as a non-profitable organization

Working for the sustainability, promotion of green economy, sustainable development. Batool Welfare Trust is enjoying UN (ECOSOC) ?Special Consultative Status?.

We have Participated in, ?12th Major Groups and Stakeholders Conference? at UNEP headquarter Nairobi, Kenya as a member organization of UNEP Global Major Groups and Stakeholder Forum (GMGSF).

Batool Welfare Trust has also participated GC-26/GMEF at UNEP headquarter, Nairobi, Kenya.

Batool Welfare Trust has also organized side event in UNEP Greenroom on, ?Environmental Conservation?.

UNEP has also awarded certifications to Batool Welfare Trust on Billion Tree Campaign

& PLANT FOR THE PLANET.

Batool Welfare Trust is leading organization of Pakistan contributed and promoted the mandate and chartered of UNEP, UNCSD, ECOSOC and its subsidiaries bodies.


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Nazia Batool President

Muhammad Kabir Secretary General

Muhammad Anis Research and Communication Officer

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