Rio+20 Voluntary Commitments to sustainable development

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Date of commitment: 
June 2012

Commitment

Rio+20 is a conference about implementation, and an important part of that is making and delivering commitments. All participants at Rio+20 were therefore encouraged to make voluntary commitments to deliver concrete results for sustainable development. Voluntary commitments should cover at least one of following 23 sustainable development areas: Water; Mountains; Gender Equality; Sustainable Cities; Poverty Eradication; Sustainable Transport; Sustainability Management; Green Jobs and Social Inclusion; Natural Disasters and Preparedness; Sustainable Consumption and Production; Biodiversity, Forests and other Ecosystems; Education; Climate Change; Oceans and Seas; Sustainable Energy; Chemicals and Waste; SD Strategies and Policies; Technology and Innovation; SD economics, finance and trade; Land Degradation and Desertification; Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture; Measuring SD progress (through indicators); Public awareness and communications on SD.

Target

712 voluntary commitments were made by member states, UN entities and other inter-governmental organizations, private sector and civil society. See full list of commitments here.

Progress

Not available

Gap

Not available

Additionality

All voluntary commitments should be specific, measurable, funded, and new (or extension of an existing commitment). See individual commitments.

More information about the Rio+20 Voluntary Commitments.