Does your country have a Rio+20 preparatory committee?
Monaco held a workshop in November which involved representatives from government, relevant UN entities, civil society, economists as well as representatives of the business sector from different regions of the world.
What is your vision for success at Rio+20?
Monaco calls for the establishment of Sustainable Development Goals integrated with the MDGs into a single post 2015 framework. One of those goals should be focused on the sustainable development of the oceans, and the importance of the blue economy, a goal which will address all the sectors that rely on ocean resources and space but urgently need to be integrated and made sustainable to continue the provision of their economic, social and environmental services; and to raise the living standards of deprived communities.
Rio+20 should initiate an international agreement on areas beyond national jurisdiction. It should also establish, in order to achieve synergy among all actors and to enhance governance across sectors, a mechanism to achieve greater effectiveness and coherence in the United Nations system.
Recognizing that the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is the only global institution focusing on renewable energy, the Rio+20 process should review the possibility of strengthening IRENA as an effective international framework to catalyze action.