Does your country have a Rio+20 preparatory committee?
Australia has an internal government structure to coordinate Rio+20 preparations
Has your country completed a sustainable development review?
Australia is currently undertaking a sustainable development review and analysis.
Is your country planning on announcing new initiatives at Rio?
Australia has made the commitment to establish the world's largest and most comprehensive network of marine reserves by placing more than 3 million square kilometers of Australia's oceans under conservation management. They will also help other countries achieve the "blue economy" by almost doubling their support of the Coral Triangle Initiative, to $8 million (AUS) plus an additional $25 million (AUS) in funding for fisheries and climate change adaptation on the Pacific. Read more here.
Australia and the United States are joint leaders of the Clean Energy Solutions Center, a $15 million Internet-based technical assistance project in partnership with UN-Energy and 11 other countries.
What is your vision for success at Rio+20?
There needs to be a short, focused outcome document
There should be high-level guidance for sustainable development.