PreparationThe over all preparing started on different levels with international initiatives, and national Rio+20 coalitions.
ChallengesTo provoke a paradigm shift in thinking and acting. Join forces to have a better understanding how to define and design a fair and green economy. We need to be honest that the entire idea of the GE is still undefined, and we still think that it is a pity the concept of SD is getting undermined. And we need to choose if we really want to do something big or do some tinkering around the edges. Do we simply want a market system that is slightly environment friendly that will postpone a bigger disaster a few more years, or do we really want innovative structures and production patterns that will give the necessary change.
So for us, the Summit is an incredible opportunity for rethinking our economy, institutions, values and lifestyles.
For achieving this NGOs are working in partnerships with other stakeholders to implement the green and fair economy. There are plenty of very good practices around the world.
ParticipationPreparatory meeting in several countries and continents. Try to engage NGOs and other stakeholders in the process. Communication, education and dissemination of those activities, build coalitions and finally participate at the summit itself. As Major group we also give written input to policy papers, which are prepared in a democratic way.
Expectation of outcomeA roadmap of fundamental transition towards a fair and green economy. Those roadmaps have to be limited in time and with clear targets. Future scenarios of global and regional economies based on the availability of natural resources and absorption capacity of the Earth, and with the main objective to enjoy livelihood and well being.
Creative ideas and programs that go beyond the old paradigm of our economic system.
An analysis of systemic errors of our societies that cause environmental damage and social conflicts and thus unsustainable development. Every country should benchmark consumption based impacts and have a plan to achieve SCP. It is not enough to promote sustainable development, we need to stop as well, and at the same time, the drivers of unsustainable development. A coherence check of international and national policies would not be a luxury.
Final point: Leadership is a crucial condition for whatever result. So an outcome has to be a unconditional engagement of governments to act.