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Major groups engagement and participation By Chantal Line Carpentier, Ph.D. Rio+20 Secretariat. Building the Future we want. The Road Map to Rio+20 …. Objective and themes of the conference Outcome document State of the negotiations Major groups and other stakeholder activities

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Major groups engagement and participation

By Chantal Line Carpentier, Ph.D.

Rio+20 Secretariat

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The Road Map to Rio+20 …

  • Objective and themes of the conference
  • Outcome document
  • State of the negotiations
  • Major groups and other stakeholder activities
  • Participation into the preparatory process
  • Participation into the conference
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Objective and themes of the conference

  • Secure renewed political commitment for sustainable development
        • assessing progress to date and the remaining gaps in the implementation of the outcomes of the major summits on SD
        • addressing new and emerging challenges
  • UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution (A/RES/64/236)
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Thematic focus

  • Include:
  • a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication;
  • institutional framework for sustainable development
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Outcome Document

  • focused political document
  • ensuring implementation of commitments
  • addresses integration of economic, social and environmental goals,
  • coherence of action at all levels (within UN and countries)
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Outcome Document

+ 686 submissions received (by November 1 deadline)

+ 493 from Major groups and other stakeholders

+ Results of the regional Preparatory meetings and national meetings

= zero-draft discussed 25-27 January

Further negotiation during Informal-Informals meeting in March, April

Finalized at the 3rd PrepCom in June

Agreement to outcome document at Rio+20 conference

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Road-map to Rio

  • 2011
  • Fall
  • Regional Preparatory meetings (RPMs),
  • November 1
    • Input to compilation document
    • Mid-November Compilation document
  • 15-16 December
    • Second Intersessional, UNHQ, NY
  • Nation-led meetings throughout
  • 2012
  • Jan 25-27, NY
  • Nation-led meetings throughout
  • Negotiations 30 April - 4 May
  • 13-15 June Third prep-com, Rio, Brazil
  • 16-19 June Thematic days
  • 20-22 June, Rio+20 conference, Rio
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Structure

  • 6,500 pages synthesised into 128 para on 20 pages
  • Vision
  • Renewing political commitment
  • Green economy in the context of …
  • Institutional framework for SD
  • Framework for Action
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What’s there? What’s new?

  • Global policy framework for corporate reporting
  • Major groups upfront; Principle 10
  • Green economy: national and sectoral strategies, knowledge platform, toolkit, indicators, capacity development mechanism, roadmap
  • IFSD: Sustainable Development Council with voluntary review process; upgrading of UNEP
  • Sustainable Development Goals, measures of progress beyond GDP
  • Registry of commitments/accountability framework
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What’sthere? What’s not so new?

  • Rights based approach to basic needs: food, water
  • Access to information technology
  • Reform of harmful subsidies with adequate protection of vulnerable groups
  • Sustainable energy for all
  • Social protection floor
  • Ombudsman for future generations
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What’sthere to launch?

  • Negotiations on agreement governing marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction
  • Global observing network on ocean acidification
  • 10-year framework of programmes on SCP
  • Periodic report on the state of the planet’s carrying capacity
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7 Priority Areas

  • green jobs and social inclusion
  • energy access, efficiency and sustainability
  • Food security & sustainable agriculture
  • sound water management
  • sustainable cities
  • sustainable management of the oceans
  • improved resilience and disaster preparedness
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Reactions

  • Not ambitious enough
  • Not action oriented enough
  • Too much emphasis on the environment vs social
  • Lacks good governance and rule of law, transparency, accountability, gender, role of youth and education as means to achieve sustainable development
  • Or too much!
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Lack focus on resource efficiency

Ecological footprint in 2050- need more than 2 planets

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Not enough on equity

Rising resource scarcity

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Major Groups

  • Major groups and civil society are referred to in 8 of the 29 paragraphs of the GA resolution calling for the UN CSD in Rio in 2012
  • Participate at all levels of the process, nationally regionally and globally including at the conference
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From Agenda 21 (Rio 1992)

Children and Youth

Business and Industry

Scientific and Technological Community

Major Groups

Non-Governmental Organizations

Local Authorities

Indigenous People

Workers and Trade Unions

Farmers

Women

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Capacity building workshops

  • Latin America and Caribbean Region, ECLAC
  • Africa Region, ECA and partners
  • The Arab Region, ESCWA and partners
  • Asia Pacific Region, ESCAP
  • North America, W,C,&E Europe Region, ECE
  • DPI/NGO Bonn Conference
  • Informal informals
  • Initial discussion
  • Brasil
  • UNEP Governing Council
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Showing and sharing support for Rio+20

Use the WEB Tools

  • all major groups and other relevant stakeholders can post documents, initiatives, petitions, meetings etc. on official web site.
  • By contacting your Major Groups Organizing Partners or,
  • If initiative does not fit neatly into one major groups sector email UNCSD2012@un.org to get a username/password

http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/majorgroups

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Organizing Partners

  • 1 to 3 per major groups
  • Important to be added to their distribution list to stay informed of latest opportunities and contribute to position
  • Contact info available at:
  • http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/index.php?menu=35
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How can you influence?

  • Identify our area of concern
  • Develop or compose an enabling paragraph or sentence: We call for the UN to establish an expert group/a high level panel/ an committee of eminent persons/ to develop/ to work to establish etc ;
  • Not long, not too prescriptive and precise
  • Where in the document does our issue find its natural place?
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Strategic questions to ask yourselves

  • What is missing?
  • What needs to be strengthened?
  • Can we find agreed language and use that?
  • If something is missing, where can I place that?
  • Can I change the structure of the document?
  • If a paragraph is there already, what will it take to get rid of that paragraph?
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Examples of propositions so far

  • Convention on principle 10: access to information, participation, justice
  • Universal access to clean energy
  • Non-regression on environl law convention
  • Corporate accountability (based on ISO2600)
  • Precautionary Principle into a framework convention (bio-eng, nano, biotech)
  • Eco-city framework & standards
  • Convention on right to food
  • Prior and informed consent
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Registration and Accreditation to Rio+20

  • Pre-registration is open to all organizationsin consultative status with ECOSOC, on CSD roster on WSSD list until May 20, 2012
  • NGOs and other Major groups’ organisations NOT accredited to the UN (on CSD roster or on WSSD list, can apply until February 20, 2012
    • Decisions from GA expected March 20, 2012

http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/majorgroups

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Thematic days, side & Sustainable Development learning centers

  • 4 thematic days for non-governmental actors in Rio, 16-19 June
    • Expected to lead to partnerships & launching of initiatives
  • Side events, learning centers & partnership fairs
  • Parallel events throughout the city

http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/majorgroups

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The Bureau for the conference

  • runs the process leading up to the conference,
  • has been selected by the UN General Assembly
  • The African Group: Egypt and Botswana;
  • The Asian Group: Pakistan and South Korea;
  • GRULAC (Latin American and Caribbean Group): Argentina and Barbuda;
  • CEIT (Countries with Economies in Transition): Croatia and the Czech Republic;
  • WEOG (Western European and Others Group): the US (first half of the period) Canada (second half of the period) and Italy;
  • ex officio: Brazil.