Post-Rio to Post-2015 Background Papers

Under each of the conference’s working groups, participants will discuss the relevant paragraphs of “The Future We Want” and the following key issues:

Means of implementation

Section VI of the Rio+20 Outcome Document explores the Means of Implementation which will be required to deliver our sustainable future. It reaffirms the means of implementation outlined in previous agreements (e.g. Agenda 21) and outlines that each country has responsibilities regarding delivery.

Principles for the Green Economy

Green Economy was identified as “an important tool for achieving sustainable development,” and Section III of the Rio Declaration has several important features that firmly establish green economy as an important and central driver of sustainability.

Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development (IFSD)

Strengthening IFSD was one of the two major agenda points of the Rio+20 process and conference. Much time and energy were invested in this process over the official two-year preparatory period leading up to Rio+20 Conference which took place in June 2012.

The post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

One of the key outcomes of Rio+20 was to establish a process that will set up an inter-governmental Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in late September 2012, comprised of 30 members.

The 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production patterns (10YFP)

The 10YFP is a global framework of action to enhance international cooperation to accelerate the shift towards SCP in both developed and developing countries.