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UNEP GC/GMEF 12TH SPECIAL SESSION DEBRIEFING

Jan Dusik

>900 participants

Steven Stone
Green economy in the context of sd AND powerty eradication
Urgency, time short untill Rio
Major Groups
Social equity

How are costs/benefits distributed
Ethics, rights
Draft set of principles (9)
Green economy should leed to sd
600p, GreenEconomy report
Expanding conversation
IMF, policy measures
Who looses/wins from
Capacity buildings

We need actions !
Not only high level agreements, actions
Rio first time inclusive green economy
600M jobs need to be created
Dialogue between governments
Usual reading of positions, but also openess to economic instruments, ... allowing transition to green economy
Roundtable summary available
Some countries that use to show resistance are actually far more advanced, some already have mentions within constitution
Social inclusion

Why Economy driven
Environment provides services that are hidden, and appear "free"
But markets fail
9 tiping points
How we allocate resources today, shapes the futur
Some outcomes for Rio
Nowhere questioning existing economic growth, economic Model Resource constraint world
What's in the toolbox ?
Advisory services to countries, especialy low income countries
New metrics
What is GDP+ ?

Jan:
GCSS-XII GMEF
Kenya env. Ministry passed away during the summit
Stokholm(1972) to Rio(2012)
Institutional framework for sd
Rio+20 and beyond
Change to institutional governance needed, and is not progressing fast enough
Enefficient use of resources
3 pillars need to be fully integrated, balanced
Principle 10 of Rio
Ipg/ifsd
Transcent national interest
3 pillars interTwisted
Environmental ministers can't implement sd alone

Ron Witt
GEO5
3 topics
GEO5 summary (20p)
GEO5 quiet complex
More data needed
Consomption patterns are unsustainable
5th of June launch
Unep year book 2012
2 emerging issues
Nuclear decomission: Soil degradation
Unep live prototype
www.uneplive.org
uneplive@unep.org
State of environment live
Countries gateways
21 issues for the 21st century
Eye on earth
Major decision approved on earth environmental present situation

Jiri Jlavacek
Ministerial statements and decision adopted by council
UNEP 40th anniversary
8 decisions drafted, should be released soon

Intervenants
Ombudsman for futur generations
Kenya:

Jan:
Strenthening the framework
Aarhus, principle 10 need to be pushed globally
Ombudsman complements governments short term view

Ron:
work in progress

Jan:
Arab spring post conflict issues

Steven:
Environment as good and/or services
Essentially local issue, needs local government involvment
UNDP

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