United Earth
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  • Date submitted: 31 Oct 2011
  • Stakeholder type: Major Group
  • Name: United Earth
  • Submission Document: Not available
Keywords: Implementation (5 hits),

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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?

The expectations of United Earth for the outcomes of Rio+20 are to engage the global citizen as stakeholders in their common future. The program of Earth Ethics Education emphasizes respect for nature a civic value necessary for a peaceful and sustainable future.
The structure of the outcome document must include a ?user friendly? interface that is open to the general public especially students and teachers.
Concrete proposals include:
Earth Ethics Ambassadors: Project Rio+20
Earth Ethics Ambassadors are young scholars ?high school and college aged students-- who have taken the pledge of Earth Ethics: to protect the Earth and to work for peace. These students are receiving academic credit for their personal involvement on issues they care deeply about. Student led projects of Rio+20 will include stakeholder input, participation in the process and event, Implementation, the creation of an I-Phone App, student centric web portals and social networking trends.

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?

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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.);

The Implementation of the Earth Ethics Ambassadors requires modest resources of financial and technical help. The most important relevant actors to help United Earth close the ?Implementation gap? would be partners (i.e. financial, technical and in-kind), Governments (i.e. EPA, senators and congressmen), and businesses such as distance learning companies, Web/IT technology companies, and educators and students.
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?

Partnerships will be coordinated primarily via web-based technologies. Student scholars from around the world will be accessed from organizations such as National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) and K12, Inc. Major Partners and resources need to be reached by 90 days before Rio+20.
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.

In order to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development global citizens need to become stakeholders in their own common future -- especially students and teachers.

Students who become Earth Ethics Ambassadors on Project Rio+20 will publish online research, articles, videos and discussion of Rio+20. This social networking aspect will increase the Implementation of Rio+20 goals by allowing a personal understanding of these goals on a peer-to-peer level.

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

The Earth Ethics Ambassador program helps to create a green cultural ecosystem on both local and international levels by working directly with the end consumer. This culture of Earth Ethics includes honor students, educators, and educational institutions and promotes individual commitment and involvement in local projects.
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.

The concept of Earth Ethics, and the program of Earth Ethics Ambassadors, helps to strengthen all three pillars of sustainability ?social, economic and environmental.
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".

In order to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development global citizens need to become stakeholders in their own common future -- especially students and teachers.
Students who become Earth Ethics Ambassadors on Project Rio+20 will publish online research, articles, videos and discussion of Rio+20. This social networking aspect will increase the Implementation of Rio+20 goals by allowing a personal understanding of these goals on a peer-to-peer level.
The Earth Ethics Ambassador program helps to create a green cultural ecosystem on both local and international levels by working directly with the end consumer. This culture of Earth Ethics includes honor students, educators, and educational institutions and promotes individual commitment and involvement in local projects.
The concept of Earth Ethics, and the program of Earth Ethics Ambassadors, helps to strengthen all three pillars of sustainability ?social, economic and environmental.

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