CIELAP is conducting a national research study to seek the perspectives of diverse stakeholders into what a Green Economy could mean for Canada, including how parties can contribute to the international dialogue that will take place at Rio+20 – the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) to be held in 2012. CIELAP’s completed research report, which will be finalized by the end of February 2011, will help inform national understandings and positions at this event.
One of the main themes of the Rio+20 conference will be “a Green Economy in the Context of Poverty Eradication and Sustainable Development”. For the purposes of Rio+20, there is a consensus among Member States that a Green Economy must be considered in the context of sustainable development and so equitably entail environmental, social, and economic dimensions. Download CIELAP’s Background Document on Rio+20 and a Green Economy for more information about the issue.
To contribute to this study please fill out our survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CIELAPgreeneconomy.
The deadline for contributions is December 23, 2010.
Thank you for being a participant in this important study and dialogue.