United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
It's time to get serious about the planet.
Rio+20 is an opportunity for governments to get serious by building on the success of the first Earth Summit in 1992, and the sustainable development successes since then.
To achieve a sustainable future world leaders must embrace decision-making that takes into account the true value of nature.
By shifting economic incentives we can begin to address rapidly increasing pressures on our planet as described in the WWF Living Planet Report 2012.
We need to measure what we treasure, and better account for the value of nature.
- We need Rio+20 to deliver a set of clear, transparent and comparable indicators to measure the quality of the environment.
- We need to green the GDP. The market value of goods should reflect their social and environmental cost.
WWF welcomes the concept of Sustainable Development Goals as a means to address the challenges facing the development agenda to 2030.
- Rio+20 should deliver a strong outcome on Sustainable Development Goals. Through the creation of a common vision, principles, and criteria to embed sustainability in the post-2015 development framework, with key thematic areas identified in the Rio+20 Outcome Document.
Any work coming out of Rio+20 needs clear and accountable goals and timelines that have sustainability at their core and can be taken up by the process to developing Sustainable Development Goals by 2015.
Living Planet Report
WWF Press Releases
Sustaining the Coral Triangle’s Marine Biodiversity and its People: “Building Sustainable Blue Economies”
A group of countries from Southeast Asia and the Pacific came together at the Rio+20 Summit ...
WWF Rio+20 closing statement
With negotiations at an end, WWF Director General Jim Leape today issued the following closing ...
Rio+20: WWF and African Development Bank rally leaders to invest in Africa’s Natural Capital
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) released a joint report ...