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The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development: forty years in the making
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Water and Environmental Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research. Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.
Boston University, MA 02215 USA .
2013 (English)In: Environment and Planning. C, Government and Policy, ISSN 0263-774X, E-ISSN 1472-3425, Vol. 31, no 6, 971-987 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) was mandated to focus on: (i) institutional frameworks for sustainable development and (ii) the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradiation. Analyzing the UNSCD from a historical perspective, we address three questions. First, what is the role of UN conferences on environment and development? Second, how were the UNCSD debates and outcomes connected to over forty years of environment and development cooperation? Third, how may the UNCSD shape ongoing efforts to forward the sustainable development agenda? We begin by summarizing the main arguments of supporters and critics of UN conferences. Next, we examines two sets of institutional frameworks issues: (a) institutional creation and reforms and (b) institutional complexity and participation. This is followed by an examination of two kinds of green economy issues: (1) state-centered economic debates and (2) human-development-focused debates. In the final section we examine opportunities and limitations for making progress on sustainable development. We argue that the UNCSD did little to advance institutional reforms, but that the initiative to formulate Sustainable Development Goals has the potential to significantly influence the sustainable development agenda.

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Pion , 2013. Vol. 31, no 6, 971-987 p.
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United Nations; conferences; sustainable development; environment; Millennium Development Goals
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-103316DOI: 10.1068/c12287ISI: 000328903700004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-103316DiVA: diva2:688350
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