Rio +20 Zero Draft - Comment on the initial discussions

nrg4SD comment for the initial discussions on the Zero Draft of the Rio+20 Outcome document - Published in the magazine 'Outreach' of the Stakeholder Forum

A new recipe for multi-level governance and leadership for future sustainable development - 27 January 2012 -

by Maruxa Cardama, Secretary General of nrg4SD

Biodiversity and Forests

'Biological diversity' means the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems.

UN Convention on Biological Diversity (UN CBD), Article 2

Climate change

Successfully addressing the climate change challenge will only be achieved, and sustained, through involvement and commitment at all levels of decision-making. In particular, sub-national authorities (regions, provinces, states or municipalities) have a key role to play in actively incorporating climate change considerations in day-to-day business and in introducing climate-friendly policies, regulations and investment decisions at their level, as a direct outreach to the public

United Nations Development Programme


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