UNEP has launched on the occasion of the Rio +20, the fifth edition of Global Environment Outlook (GEO-5), which states that the world continues to speed down an unsustainable management of the environmente and improving human wellbeing but, however, cambitius set of sustainability can be met, but only with renewed commitments and reapid scaling-up of successful Policies.
The report has evaluated the 90 most important environmental objectives and found that significant progress had only been made in four: eliminating of production and use of substances that deplete the ozone layer, removal of lead from fuel, increasing access to improved water supplies and boosting research to reduce pollution of the marine environment.
Some progress was shown in 40 goals: the expansion of protected areas such as national parks and efforts to reduce deforestation. Little or no progress was detected for 24 including climate change, fish stocks, desertification and drought.
Further deterioration was posted for eight goals including the state of the world's coral reefs while no assessment was made of 15 other goals due to a lack of data.
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The International Labour Organization (ILO) organizes the International Labour Conference (ILC) annually. Among other agenda items, general discussion at the 102nd session will take place on "Sustainable development, decent work and green jobs
The Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food called for the post-2015 development agenda to be urgently refocused on equality, social protection and accountability, as the efforts of the UN Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals to draft post-2015 targets to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) entered a crucial phase.
Many of the major companies file their sustainability reports without conscience. And their approach to the workers whose labour fuels their profits is criminal.Ask any CEO if they would like their sons or daughters to work in the textile factories in Pakistan, the mines in the Congo, manufacturing plants in Central America, or as beer women in Cambodia, and they shudder.
The decision was adopted in response to EU Commission consultation on unconventional fossil fuels in Europe