The upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, presents an opportunity for member states to strengthen international environmental governance. But what key reforms are within reach?
This meeting report summarizes a roundtable discussion on reform options for international environmental governance held at IPI on December 14, 2011. The half-day event addressed the current challenges for international environmental governance, focusing on system-wide frameworks, strategic engagement at the country level, and the representation of national-level concerns in Rio+20 negotiations.
The report finds that
Overall, the report recommends that environmental governance reforms should build on these successful examples of coherence, coordination, and consolidation and design solutions that support, as opposed to hinder, national strategies.
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