22 Sep 2011 EESC Opinion: Contribution of European organised civil society to UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio (Rio+20)AdoptedReferences: NAT/499 EESC-2011-1386Own-initiativeRapporteur: Mr Hans-Joachim WILMS (Workers - GR II / Germany)
Plenary Session: 474
- 21 Sep 2011 - 22 Sep 2011
(Summary Plenary Session)
The Rio 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development must send out a clear signal to the world community, with specific proposals for the transition to an economic order based on qualitative economic growth that helps to eliminate poverty and social injustice whilst preserving natural resources for future generations.
The EESC is convinced that ensuring access to resources, food and energy should be amongst the priorities of the global sustainability agenda.
Policy measures and clear indicators must be established to measure progress on the road to greater sustainability.