ConCERNed for Humanity
- Date submitted: 27 Nov 2011
- Stakeholder type: Major Group
- Name: ConCERNed for Humanity
- Submission Document: Not available
General Contenta) 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? Expectations for the outcome: transition to a Green economy worldwide Proposals: - Referendum worldwide, country by country, on whether people want to transition to such a Green economy. Previously, enough information should be provided - Creation of an international committee of experts that studies the transition to a Green economy (selection of the members made by some objective criteria). Such a committee should be officially recognized by all countries.
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? Too weak... we do not have time to lose. Countries have to accept their democratic responsibility to let people decide on these issues.
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.); All are involved
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? That is for the experts to decide (the details)
Specific Elementsa) 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. To agree among all countries to ask their citizens (in a referendum) whether they want to transition to a Green economy. To create an international committee of experts that studies the transition to a Green economy (selection of the members made by some objective criteria).
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 When designing a transition to a Green economy, the international committee of experts should take into account these issues. The public should be clearly exposed to this reality.
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. Create a true international government with the power to lead a transition to a Green economy, without interfering in other unrelated aspects of the internal politics of countries. Create an independent international body, with enough funding, that really informs about a possible transition to a Green economy, and promotes it.
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". None.