Felix Dodd has blogged about this new book, Governance for Sustainable Development, that collects the best insights from three recent workshops held by the “Group of Friends of the Governance for Sustainable Development” that was created to help prepare the Rio + 20 Conference. Recently the governments of Mexico, Romania and the Republic of Korea, with the technical support...
FDSD, as part of the Alliance for Future Generations, joined international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), in urging UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to give priority, and proper resources, to a report on intergenerational solidarity and future generations, as required by the Rio+20 outcome document The Future We Want.
FDSD ran two sessions to develop the people’s Manifesto on Democracy and Sustainability at Cupula dos Povos, part of the People’s Summit at Rio+20.
FDSD co-organised a workshop session in Rio de Janeiro as part of a two-day event Fair ideas: sharing solutions for a sustainable planet hosted by IIED and the Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC) The event was held at the (PUC) together with The Access Initiative, Center for Ocean Solutions, All China Environment Federation,...
Halina Ward built on The Mandate of a UN High Commissioner for Future Generations to further outline powers and responsibilities, building on commitments that UN member states have already made; how the role might evolve over time; and where it could be sited.
Published by FDSD and the World Future Council, this paper was written to help UN member states and international organisations prepare for “Rio+20”, the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, suggesting specific powers and responsibilities.
FDSD warned about ‘signs of erosion in the overall global political commitment to sustainable development’ and recommended urgent action to accept the reality of planetary boundaries, address political short-termism and create institutions to ensure that the needs of future generations are built into decision-making.
FDSD joined other NGOs to urge the European Commission to redress a bias towards economic and business issues in its communications leading up to Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012.