Agenda 2030 Working Group

The CAN Post-2015 Group first united around the Rio+20 negotiations in 2012. With the looming UNFCCC 2015 deadline for countries to agree on an international plan to save the climate, and the 2015 expiration of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), CAN aims to bring the development and environment movements together.. CAN works closely with other NGO campaigns including Beyond 2015 and CIVICUS. CAN has also been active in the Open Working Group Process to define the new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets as well as in the Intergovernmental Negotiation Process (IGN) to agree on the Post-2015 SDG agenda. Currently, CAN has joint positions with Beyond 2015 on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda on both Environmental Sustainability and Energy.

For more information please contact:
Diego Martinez, CAFOD, dmartinez@cafod.org.uk

World Environment Day: Why Rio+20 Matters

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/joe-ware/world-environment-day-rio_b_1559193.html

by Joe Ware

With the global economy still in the doldrums, this year's World Environment Day on 5 June is trumpeting the merits of the Green Economy as an alternative way of creating jobs and growth - without trashing the planet.

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Nigerian Youth Set Their Own Rio +20 Agenda

http://www.voanews.com/content/nigerian_youth_set_unique_rio_20_agenda/1120370.html

by Heather Murdock

As world leaders prepare for the U.N.'s upcoming sustainable development conference in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Nigerian youth groups say they want to see the emergence of policies that help the country adapt to climate change and create jobs, and allow for their voices to be included in decision-making on the environment.

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At Rio+20, world must seize generational opportunity to achieve sustainable future – Ban

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=42069

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged countries to seize the opportunity provided by the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to set the world on a path towards a sustainable future, stressing that collective power in the form of partnerships will be crucial to address the challenges the planet is facing.

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Just released for Rio+20: Video documentary on food challenges in Bangladesh, Chad and Ethiopia

http://ifad-un.blogspot.ca/2012/05/just-released-for-rioplus20-video.html

Written by James Heer

In the context of the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012, the Rome-based UN agencies released a new Hungry Planet episode, featuring solutions that work to increase food production and feed the expected 9.3 billion people by 2050.

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WWF - Canada Blog: Creating Sustainability at Rio+20: Ideas for the next ten years

http://blog.wwf.ca/blog/2012/04/27/creating-sustainability-at-rio20-ideas-for-the-next-ten-years/

With the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development coming up in June, it’s important to reflect on what we want the next ten years to look like for our environment, our economy, and our communities.

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