Global Level

CEEweb has been involved in the global process related to sustainable development. On the way to Rio+20 Conference CEEweb was advocating for strong and ambitious commitments within the negotiation process towards the high level event.  Read more>>

Sustainable Development Goals
“We have to be radical in our analysis, visionary in our strategies and ambitious in our concrete steps”

At Rio+20 last year, countries renewed their political commitment to the development of a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty reduction, agreed to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and established a high-level political forum on sustainable development, which included provisions for enhancing the engagement and consultation of Major Groups and other key stakeholders. Rio+20 did not elaborate specific goals but stated that the SDGs should be limited in number, aspirational and easy to communicate. The goals should address in a balanced way all three dimensions of sustainable development and be coherent with and integrated into the UN development agenda beyond 2015.
The UN General Assembly subsequently created Open Working Group (OWG) that proposes ideas for the SDGs to become a part of the Post-2015 Development Agenda to replace the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by the UN in 2000 to reduce poverty in half by 2015. This comes from the understanding that environment and development are intimately tied, and that two set of global goals would not be very efficient. But merging two processes also means merging the decision- and consultation structures. The Major Groups and other stakeholders from around the world have been invited to participate in the deliberations of the OWG to offer their recommendations for the SDGs and Post-2015 Development Framework based on the principles of sustainable development and lessons learned from the MDGs process
Latest news on the work of the OWG owg

CEEweb activities in the field of Sustainable Development Goals
CEEweb  positions

Joint position


    • 20 experts discussed in Berlin on 27-28th of January how nature conservation concerns can be embedded in the Post-2015 Agenda. The workshop provided a platform for national and international stakeholders, in particular representatives from civil society, to exchange perspectives on the environmental dimension in the Post-2015 Agenda, both learning about their interests and strategies as well as capacities and requirements. CEEweb for Biodiversity was represented by Veronika Kiss.
    • CEEweb at SUSCO 2014 and CEEweb’s Presentation