International Environmental Governance Reform: Inputs to the African preparatory process
One of the two themes for discussion at Rio+20—the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, to take place in June, 2012—is "Institutional Frameworks for Sustainable Development," within which international environmental governance (IEG) reform is a key topic.
IISD, funded by the Danish government, and working closely with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), conducted a project which identified key IEG issues for Africa through two high-level consultations with African stakeholders. These included representatives from African governments, regional economic communities, intergovernmental organizations, civil society and universities.Two priority areas for action emerged as a result: First, to identify a number of fresh and innovative ideas that Africa might pursue, beyond the options already being considered by the region in its preparatory process for Rio. Second, to emphasize that any demands for institutional reform will be most effective if they are specific. Otherwise, reforms may be made in name only, leaving the function of the IEG regime unchanged.The project resulted in a paper, entitled "International Environmental Governance Reform: Inputs to the African preparatory process," that IISD submitted for the consideration of representatives at the African regional preparatory meeting for Rio+20.
You might also be interested in
What’s an intact forest worth? The tricky task of quantifying Canada’s nature-based climate solutions
Since 2012, B.C.’s coastal rainforest has been generating credits that are bought by the B.C. government, companies and individuals wanting to offset their carbon emissions.
Part 2 – How Can India’s Energy Sector Recover Sustainably from COVID-19?
From IISD and CEEW, Part 2 of a three-part commentary series takes a deep dive into how India’s energy sector is coping with the impacts of COVID-19 and what this means for the sustainable energy transition.
Green Recovery Know-How From the Nordics
Nordic countries are known for combining healthy economic growth with solid social and environmental policies. What's their secret to green recovery?
How Can India’s Energy Sector Recover Sustainably from COVID-19?
From IISD and CEEW, Part 1 of a three-part commentary series takes a deep dive into how India’s energy sector is coping with the impacts of COVID-19 and what this means for the sustainable energy transition.