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Global Transition 2012: New Initiative from Stakeholder Forum and the New Economics Foundation

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Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future and nef (new economics foundation) are working in partnership to develop the Global Transition 2012 initiative – an international coalition of organisations and leading thinkers from the global North and South with the aim of developing alternative solutions to redress inequalities and global environmental change.

The UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil in 2012 (more commonly known as Rio+20) will be the fourth conference of its kind. It represents another milestone in ongoing international efforts to accelerate progress towards achieving sustainable development globally. Rio +20 will take place in June, 2012; 20 years after the second UN Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio in 1992.

A goal of the initiative is to achieve an outcome from Rio+20 that catalyses a ‘Global Transition’ to an economy that maximises well-being, operates within environmental limits and is capable of coping and adapting to global environmental change.

Rio+20, with its focus on the green economy, offers a unique opportunity to develop a global consensus on how to achieve this transition. The Global Transition 2012 initiative will propose focused and accessible goals, targets and policy interventions that will chart a clear route towards the greening of the global economy, and the achievement of social and economic justice.

More information on the Initiative and a Global Transition 2012 website will be coming soon.

The Global Transition 2012 initiative has been made possible by the generous support of the VILLUM Foundation.