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International Institute-Association of Regional Ecological Problems
  • Date submitted: 1 Nov 2011
  • Stakeholder type: Major Group
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Proposal WEC UA 31.10.11-1

for zero draft of the outcome

document of Earth Summit Rio+20

Division for Sustainable Development

UNCSD Secretariat

UN-DESA, DC2-2212, 2 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017, USA

Dear Colleagues!

NGO International Institute-Association of Regional Ecological Problems (IIAREP) proposes to include into the zero draft of the outcome document of the Earth Summit "Rio+20" the following provision:

Transform UNEP into a fully-fledged UN Agency named World Environmental Organization (WEO) and simultaneously initiate the process of elaborating the World Environmental Constitution (WEC) as the only way of reaching the required efficiency of the WEO and as a legal framework for the transition to ?green? economy.

The proposal concerns the strengthening of integration of the three pillars of sustainable development (environment, economy and social aspect) at international level.

Arguments for the proposal in brief

The discussion on establishing the World Environmental Organization (WEO) and the beginning of the process of creation of the World Environmental Constitution (WEC) in their indissoluble unity would add an enhanced integrity and deeper understanding of the three pillars of sustainable development at Rio+20 Summit and will make the work of the Summit more constructive. In prospect, Rio+20 decisions on WEO and WEC would provide for: institutionalization of proposals and ideas for dealing with problems of climate change, prevention of other global environmental threats and problems of transition to "green" economy in the wake of relevant initiatives and declarations made by world politicians during the 20 years after the "Rio-92"; creation of a permanent effective mechanism for a global dialogue of all interested parties, for reducing the conflict of interests between the South and the North and for the elaboration of a universal legal framework to achieve the goals of sustainable development, relying, among other things, upon a huge array of over 500 treaties and conventions concerning the environment, which are currently valid but ineffective.

Yours sincerely

Yuriy Tunytsya

Executive Director, Dr., Professor

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