Institutional framework for sustainable development in the context of the forthcoming Rio+20 Summit.

Institutional framework for sustainable development in the context of the forthcoming Rio+20 Summit.

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Ce rapport présente une vue d'ensemble de l'évolution et des principaux défis rencontrés par les cadres du développement durable et de la gouvernance environnementale. Les options pour réformer le cadre de gouvernance dans le contexte du prochain Sommet de Rio sont également discutées. En conclusion, le rapport fournit des recommandations pour améliorer la gouvernance du développement durable.
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  DIRECTORATE GENERAL FOR INTERNAL POLICIES POLICY DEPARTMENT A: ECONOM IC AND SCIENTIFIC POLICY  Institutional framework for sustainable development in the context of the forthcoming Rio+20 Summit STUDY
Abstract This report provides an overview of the evolution and main challenges faced by sustainable development frameworks and environmental governance. Options to reform the governance framework in the context of the upcoming Rio+20 Summit are also discussed. The report concludes with recommendations to improve the governance of the sustainable development system.
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This document was requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety AUTHORS Mr Arkaitz Usubiaga, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy Ms Bettina Bahn-Walkowiak, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy Dr Philipp Schepelmann, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy Mr Julio Andrés Rozo, UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production Ms Burcu Tunçer, UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production Ms Cheryl D. Hicks, UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production Ms Georgina Guillén, UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production RESPONSIBLE ADMINISTRATOR Ms Catherine Lauranson Policy Department Economic and Scientific Policy European Parliament B-1047 Brussels E-mail:neice@ecporu.lraroeu.epauPoldep-Economy-SLINGUISTIC VERSIONS  Original: EN ABOUT THE EDITOR To contact the Policy Department or to subscribe to its newsletter please write to:Poldep-Economy-Science@europarl.europa.eu___________ Manuscript completed in March 2012. Brussels, © European Union, 2012. This document is available on the Internet at: ________ DISCLAIMER The opinions expressed in this document are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the European Parliament. Reproduction and translation for non-commercial purposes are authorized, provided the source is acknowledged and the publisher is given prior notice and sent a copy.
 
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CONTENTS
 LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS 5 LIST OF TABLES 8 LIST OF FIGURES 8 LIST OF BOXES 8  EXECUTIVE SUM MARY 9 1. INTRODUCTION 14 1.1. Sustainable development and governance 14 1.2. From Stockholm to Rio+20: shaping the global sustainable development governance framework 15 1.3. Sustainable development in the European Union 18 1.4. Towards Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 19 2. CURRENT INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 21 2.1. Global institutions influencing sustainable development governance 21 2.1.1.  23Effectiveness of the CSD 2.1.2. Effectiveness of UNEP 23 2.2. Challenges for sustainable development governance 26 2.2.1. Lack of integration of the three pillars of sustainable development in global, national and local policies 26 2.2.2. Proliferation of MEAs and fragmentation of international environmental governance 33 2.2.3. The role of international financial institutions 35 2.2.4. Stakeholder engagement 36 2.2.5.  37Leapfrogging towards Sustainable Consumption and Production 2.2.6.  40Governance of the global environmental commons 3.  RETHINKING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT O+20:ROAD TO RI GOVERNANCE OF THE 21STCENTURY 41 3.1. Reform options 41 3.1.1. Option 1:Enhancing UNEP 42 3.1.2. Option 2: Creating anumbrella organisationfor SD 44 3.1.3. Option 3: Creating aspecialised agencyfor the environment 44 3.1.4. Option 4:ReformingtheECOSOCand theCSD 45 3.1.5. Option 5: Enhancedinstitutional reforms and streamlining the existing structures 46 3.2. State of the debate and outlook 48 4. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 52 
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REFERENCES ANNEX 1: GLOBAL INSTITUTIONS INFLUENC ING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOVERNANCE 67 ANNEX 2: LIST OF UNEP’S OFFICES 73 ANNEX 3: LOCAL LEVEL SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES 75 ANNEX 4: MAIN OUTCOMES FROM THE TASK FORCES ESTABLISHED UND ER THE MARRAKECH PROCESS 77 ANNEX 5: MILESTONES AND ACTORS AS WELL AS THE INCEPTION OF THE FORMAL CONSULTATIONS OF THE DEBATE ON IEG/IF SD REFORM 79 ANNEX 6: ZERO DRAFT RESOLUTION AND IEG/IFSD REFORM 82 ANNEX 7: INPUT FOR THE ZER O DRAFT RESOLUTION OF RIO+20 83 ANNEX 8: COUNTRY AND STAKEHOLDER POSITIONS 85 ANNEX 9: PRINCIPLES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INDICATOR S 87  
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LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
DaO
EAP
IFSD
ILO
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Delivering as One
Environment Action Plan
Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development
International Labour Organisation
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MDG
MEA
NCSD
UNDESA
UNDG
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Millenium Development Goals
Multilateral Environmental Agreement
National Councils on Sustainable Development
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations Development Group
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WMO
WTO
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World Meteorological Organisation
World Trade Organisation
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