UNEP Launches Article Series on Rio+20 Themes

November 2011: The UN Environment Programme has launched an occasional series on the upcoming Rio+20 conference. Articles are contributed by politicians, businessmen and women, scientists and civil society, and aim to highlight the individuals' unique views on the upcoming meeting.

Articles are focused on the Conference's two themes, an institutional framework for sustainable development (IFSD) and Green Economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. Articles published so far include: a unique opportunity to make the fundamental “change of-course,” Maurice Strong; Time to Consider a World Environment Organization, YAB Dato; and Millennium Consumption Goals (MCGs) can preserve the planet, protect the poor and promote prosperity, Mohan Munasinghe. [UNEP Perspectives on Rio Website]