Thursday, 28 August 2014

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resilient people Feb9Now more than ever, leaders need to focus on what matters most - the long-term resilience of people and the planet - the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability urged in its report presented on 30 January 2012 to UN Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon in Addis Ababa.

On 6 February the report “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing,” was presented in Brussels by Ms Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Member of the the UN Secretary General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability, Mr Janos Pasztor, Executive Secretary of the UN Secretary General's High-level Panel on Global Sustainability and Mr Brice Lalonde, Executive Coordinator of Rio+20.

This final report of the 22-member Panel established by the Secretary-General in August 2010 to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity, contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice and to mainstream it into economic policy as quickly as possible.

Watch the video of the event prepared by EBS below, or on the UN Webcast:

The report will feed into inter-governmental processes, including preparations for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), and the annual meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Link to the overview of the report: http://www.un.org/gsp/sites/default/files/attachments/GSPReportOverview_A4%20size.pdf

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