Sustainable development 20 years on from the Earth Summit: progress, gaps and strategic guidelines for Latin America and the Caribbean
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean ; United Nations Environment Programme ; United Nations Development Programme ; United Nations Population Fund ; Food and Agriculture Organization (Rome, Italia) ; UN-Habitat ; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ; United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (Switzerland) ; Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights ; World Food Programme ; International Labour Organization (Geneva, Switzerland) ; World Tourism Organization ; United Nations Conference on Trade and Development ; United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification ; United Nations International Strategy for Disaster ReductionPublished by: ECLAC ; 2012
This report describes the progress achieved in relation to sustainable development since 1992 and the gaps still remaining. It is divided into two parts: (i) of the main traits of development in Latin America and the Caribbean in the past 20 years, particularly those which touch upon economic, social and environmental aspects such as the reduction of exposure to disasters; and (ii) proposed guidelines for moving towards sustainable development in the region.
The guidelines recommend: (i) creating synergies among inclusion, social protection, human security, empowerment of people, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and environmental protection; (ii) measuring the sustainability of development; (iii) internalizing environmental, and social costs and benefits of public and private economic decisions; (iv) improving the coordination and consistency of public action in relation to sustainable development policies; (v) producing and disseminating statistics and information on the environment and sustainable development; (vi) formulating better policies based on a more informed, participatory process; and (vii) strengthening education, culture, science and technology in order to build human capital for sustainability.
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