Rio+20: Building the foundations for Post 2015 development framework Presentation By Nelson Muffuh United Nations Millennium Campaign Rio 20 Focal Point & UNDP Rio 20 Task Force Member firstname.lastname@example.org www.endpoverty2015.org
UNMC/UNDP Rio 20 Focus• A process and outcome that: is genuinely participatory & secures sustainable human development based on inclusive and equitable pro-poor growth enables accelerated achievement of the MDGs and leads to Post 2015 process to design future development goals built on SD/Agenda 21 & Millennium DeclarationThe transition towards a just society (incl. green economy) provides opportunitiesto promote long-term sustainable pro-poor growth, create decent jobs and henceeradicate poverty (incl. achieving the MDGs and beyond). Obviously, the voice &demands of the poor have to be taken into account.
“Human beings are at the centre of concerns for sustainabledevelopment. The right to development must be fulfilled so as to equitablymeet developmental and environmental needs of present and futuregenerations.”
Key Questions: realizing sustainable human development• How can livelihoods be secured in the midst of global challenges*? resilient and inclusive development• How can inclusive pro-poor growth and poverty eradication be fostered within a resource constrained world? equitable & efficient low emission human development/green economy• How best to ensure ownership, delivery and accountability? – Action oriented concrete means of implementation & commitments – Meaningful outreach and engagement of stakeholders/Major Groups – Adherence to Principle 10 (Accountability, transparency, access to information and participation) *A number of Crisis: Inadequate realization of MDGs, Economic, Climate Change, Energy Poverty & Security, Food Security, Excessive unsustainable consumption, Population growth, Lack of adequate political commitment, institutional arrangements & finance for sustainable development
The Future We Want - SDGs, MDGs and Post 2015 Framework• A new concept: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)• Complementary to the MDGs and based on the Agenda 21 and Millennium Declaration• Revise and improve on the strengths and deficiencies of the MDGs• Aligned with 3 pillars of SD: economic development, social equity, and environmental protection• Set of goals with an in-depth focus on sustainability, accountability, human rights and equity• Universal and not focused primarily only on developing countries• Need for an inclusive and joint effort in revising the MDGs and the introduction of a new set of goals
Key Issues – SDGs FrameworkOfficial Process: Columbia & Zero Draft CSO Process: DPI/NGO/UNV & Beyond 2015• Combating Poverty – inequity, • Sustainable Livelihoods, Youth and disease, hunger, ignorance Education• Changing Consumption Patterns • Sustainable Consumption and Production• Promoting Sustainable Human • Green Cities Settlement Development (Cities) • Biodiversity• Biodiversity and Forests • Healthy Forests• Oceans • Healthy Seas and Oceans• Water Resources • Water• Advancing Food Security • Sustainable Agriculture• Energy, including from renewable • Clean Energy sources • Climate Sustainability• Green Jobs – Social Inclusion • Subsidies and Investment• Natural Disasters • Beyond GDP – New Indicators of Progress• Climate Change • Access to Information• Land Degradation and desertification • Public Participation• Mountains • Access to Redress and Remedy• Chemical and Waste • Environmental Justice for the Poor &• Gender Equality Marginalized • Basic Health
Integrated FrameworkBalancing socio-economic necessities with environmental concerns is the focus of debate over renewingthe MDGs after 2015, and creating SDGs at the UNCSD (Rio+20) .Between the social foundation and the planetary ceiling lies an area - shaped like a doughnut - which isthe safe and just space for humanity to thrive in. The 21st centurys unprecedented journey is to moveinto that space from both sides: to eradicate poverty and inequity for all, within the means of the planetslimited resources.
Key Questions - SDGs, MDGs and Post 2015 Framework• Will the SDGs even have a role at all?• What will/can be achieved at UNCSD – Rio+20?• How will the SDGs complement efforts to boost the MDGs?• Will the SDGs eventually substitute the MDGs in the Global Development Agenda?• How will the processes of designing Post 2015 framework and the SDGs be linked?• How to ensure inclusive and joint effort in revising the MDGs and the introduction of a new set of goals?• How will these be set forth, applied and monitored?• What role for CSOs/Major Groups?
Role of CSOs & MAJOR GROUPS in Rio+20 & Post 2015 Processes• Commitment by SG/UNMC/UNDP/UNDG to ‘convene, catalyze and support: Strong role & participation of citizens groups at national, regional & global levels to: generate useful knowledge and recommendations for negotiating texts – amplify voices & reflect aspirations of people shape & advocate for the countries’/region’s agenda – building political will serve as technical support to delegations monitor and influence discussions and resulting outcomes organize events that showcase or share the countries’/region’s interests, concerns, knowledge and experiences