National Transition Plans to a greeneconomy
We call for a change of approach and an acceleration of the transition to a greeneconomy. We support the call for the preparation of National Transition Plans (NTPs) byall Member States by the end of 2014, within the framework of a global agreement madeat Rio+20 setting the overall targets and objectives for these plans.The preparation and implementation of these NTPs must include all government levelsand all stakeholders in civil society.We further call for cooperation between Member States and UN agencies to ensure thecoordination of national and global efforts in order to achieve the global transition to agreen economy by the end of 2030.
Open Global Knowledge Community
We need to make the transition towards a green economy now. In order for thistransition to be successful, available sustainable technologies and knowledge must bemade accessible to all.While we call for an increase in support for research into green innovation, we mustalso recognise and utilise the invaluable potential of traditional, local and indigenouspractices and experience. All this knowledge needs to be made readily accessible to all stakeholders so it can be
paramount importance to this objective is to review international and national intellectualproperty regulation systems and to do away with elements of them that are frustratingequal access to these key knowledge resources.We therefore call for the introduction of an Open Global Knowledge Community. Thisonline, user-generated content platform is to enable an exchange of practices andtechnologies across and within global regions.We further believe that the increased participation of scientists, researchers and expertsin decision-making processes is essential to ensure informed, innovative policies.
In spite of all the efforts towards changing the general mindset on sustainability
an effective economic policy, creating incentives for all stakeholders to changetheir behaviour towards more sustainable activities. In times of economic crisis and
We therefore call for the urgent shift of resources from the brown economy to the greeneconomy, by refocusing subsidies and tax systems. At the same time, it is our moral duty to ensure the social dimension of sustainabledevelopment by including disadvantaged groups in the green economy. We thereforecall for supported employment for socially, economically and politically disadvantagedgroups, in particular youth, people with disabilities, rural communities and peopleaffected by the impacts of climate change.